Posts From Michelle McWilliams

Antioch: new Turkish restaurant for Dunfermline

If you’ve had to shorten the sleeves on a jacket or put braid on a blazer and you live near Dunfermline, then chances are you’ll recognise Nihat Oymak, the owner of the new Turkish restaurant. For the past 10 years he has been running the tailors, Ace Alterations – currently based in Eastport.  Swapping bobbins for Turkish beer and wine, Nihat is also keen to ensure the food cooked on

New vintage shop in Falkland, Fife

In April 2017, Lisa Irving opened a new vintage shop called Vintage Quine in the historic village of Falkland. With more space in her new location than her old premises in Newburgh (pictured at top) she is stocking vintage homewares, clothes for women and men, as well as furniture upcycled with Annie Sloan paint.  Her inspiration came from the Outlander series which is filmed in Falkland and features characters in

Open Studios North Fife starts 29 April

This video is an interesting peek into some of the studios ahead of Open Studios North Fife at the end of April. Studios in locations such as Cupar, Auchtermuchty and Falkland are open 10am until 6pm on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 1st of May 2017. More details can be found on their website. In Above, Jan Hendry, Falkland and below Irene Blair, near Leslie Below, photography by Mark

COMPETITION: Win a meal for four at Ciao Italia, Dunfermline!

Ciao Italia, Dunfermline’s Italian Restaurant ‘Per I  Buongustai’ (for the gourmet) has launched a new Thursday night steak night, and a new set lunch menu. We have two tables of four to give away to Avocado Sweet readers, one for the steak night and one for the set lunch menu, served Monday to Friday and offering dishes such as risotto, sea bass and tagliatelle with salmon. The steak night is

Dunfermline architecture inspires textile exhibition

From 5-30 April, Fire Station Creative’s own in house textile designer, Claire Christie, will display her latest work in their cafe in celebration of local architecture. ‘My studio here at the Fire Station Creative looks out over the rooftops of Dunfermline and it has been this skyline, its patterns, shapes and rhythms that have inspired this new collection of printed textiles.’ says Claire who studied printed textiles and surface pattern

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

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 kaskwhisky.com 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  

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

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

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