New Campbells bake school in Crieff

New Campbells bake school in Crieff

With seven generations of baking heritage to draw on Campbells in Crieff is starting a bake school. Established in 1830, Campbells is one of Scotland’s oldest bakeries. headed up by seventh generation award winning baker Iain Campbell and his wife Ailsa, a graphic designer. The school will offer a series of three and a half hour long tuition sessions on Saturday afternoons with Iain at the helm, covering traditional sweet

This Country – not local but brilliant

Nothing to do with Dunfermline or Fife but absolutely brilliant so worth sharing – brother and sister writing team Charlie and Daisy May Cooper’s genius account of life in rural England explodes the myth of the village idyll and is just the funniest thing on television.

Whisky and Cheese tasting, FSC Dunfermline

Fire Station Creative will host their first whisky and cheese tasting on Saturday 25 March. The tasting is being run by and tickets, which cost £25 can be ordered on their site Saturday 25th March 2017, 7:30pm Fire Station Creative, Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline. KY12 7AN  

Very lovely Fife company hopes to have sweet success

The very first Very Lovely Sauce came about after a Sunday lunch with friends when Michelle Wilkinson found herself having to conjure up an impromptu dessert. She delved into the freezer for vanilla ice cream and confidently pimped it to an acceptable culinary level by whipping up a batch of sea-salted caramel sauce as topping. It was hailed by all as very lovely indeed – and she decided from that

Outlander star is Jocky Wilson in new play

It’s not often (enough!) that a Fife accent is heard on stage or that a great Fife character is brought to life dramatically. So the producers of Jocky Wilson Said, a new play that pays affectionate and thoughtful tribute to the Scottish sporting legend and Kirkcaldy native, are hoping people will make the trip from the Kingdom to see the play when it opens in Glasgow on Monday. Wilson rose from

Cool cottage to rent on Isle of Skye

It’s hard to imagine being anything but cheery in this colourful 50s style interior designed by owner and expert furniture upcycler, Emma White.  This two-bedroomed cottage is available to rent on the Isle of Skye and is in the village of Carbost which has a local pub, The Old Inn, a shop and the famous Talisker whisky distillery . There’s a small gate at the bottom of the garden leads directly

Dunfermline photographer delighted to be featured in prestigious exhitbition

Pattiesmuir photographer Kevin McCollum, whose work has been featured several times on Avocado Sweet, is delighted that two of his images (below and bottom) have been in included in The Collection Series: Works from Private Photography Collection and Alan Dimmick’s Studio. The two part display, which is at the Stills Gallery until 9 April, marks the continuation of a series of annual exhibitions aimed at increasing the visibility of photography

Martha Lane Fox, Ed Balls & the first Jo Cox Memorial Lecture, Adam Smith Festival of Ideas

Adam Smith Festival of Ideas, Kirkcaldy, 17-19 March Martha Lane Fox, Ed Balls and Brendan Cox, who will deliver the first Jo Cox Memorial Lecture, are just some of the high profile speakers at this weekend’s Kirkcaldy Festival of Ideas.  Also in the festival line up is the RT Hon Gordon Brown and Chris van der Kuyl, founder and owner of 4J Studios, one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers

Track down the Crepe Shack at Tentsmuir Forest

Tentsmuir Forest, backed by a stunning expanse of beach popular with seals, is one of the most attractive places to walk in Fife. Now its appeal is enhanced still further by the prospect of a mouth watering, freshly cooked crepe at the end of your ramble.  The Crepe Shack is a mobile creperie offering a tasty range of sweet and savoury toppings, hot and freshly made in the heart of the

Comic Con, Dunfermline, Saturday 11 March

After the success of last year’s event Comic Con is back in Dunfermline. Opening in the Glen Pavillion at 10am on Saturday 11 March, the event features a wide range of exhibitors including BHP, Scotland’s leading indie comic book publisher. Their titles include Heather, Laptop Guy, Maximum Alan and Mega Penguin. Clare Forrest’s Mighty Women of Science is a playful and enlightening look at some well known- and some not