Posts From Michelle McWilliams

St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament in Perthshire, 27 April

Scotland may not be the first country that springs to mind when you think of polo but students from St Andrews University were undeterred. Since beginning their small, university-level event in 2014, the Tournament has now grown and this is the first year that the tournament is hosting international teams.  As well as teams from all over the UK, there are teams from Australia and the United States playing in

Modern doesn’t need to be minimal says interior designer, Lara Cairney

The period features police assume that older houses with their high ceilings, original fireplaces and sash & case windows are the only way to create good interior design.  Yet many of us live in new houses in modern estates. We enjoy the easy functionality that experienced developers bring to our lives. And, while there may be no cornicing or ceiling roses that doesn’t mean the design has to be minimal;

Cocktails and Indian street food at Dhoom, Dunfermline’s new Indian restaurant

Dhoom, the new ‘streetery’ serving cocktails and Indian food opens in Dunfermline on Wednesday 17 October 2018. Launched by D. Prasad, who also opened an Indian restaurant called Handi in Glenrothes just over a year ago, the Dunfermline restaurant is initially serving a taster menu before launching the full a la carte menu in several weeks.  Research for the menu was undertaken by the owner after spending time travelling around

Flee with Finesse Exhibition by Dunfermline artist, Gemma Coyle

Love this diminutive and exquisitely detailed caravan made from plastic biro-barrels by Dunfermline-based artist Gemma Coyle. The caravan and the horse-drawn Chrysler Building are part of the ‘FLEE with finesse’ exhibition at Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative Gallery and Cafe. Her work discusses the gravity of climate change through a humorous perspective. Specifically focusing on the predicted flood crises, Gemma provides alternative and comical solutions, made from recycled plastic, in which to prepare

Competition Time: Win a meal at Ziggys, St Andrews

WIN A MEAL AT ZIGGYS – A ST ANDREWS LEGEND! Win a meal for 4 to the value of £100 with Avocado Sweet as Ziggys, one of St Andrews longest established independent restaurants, celebrates its 35th Birthday! Situated in Murray Place, Ziggys is a Rock themed diner (with more than a nod to Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie) which is home to gourmet burgers, ribs, wings and nachos – plus

St Margaret’s Pilgrimage, Dunfermline

On Sunday 3 June, in a tradition dating back to 1250, the St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage 2018 will take place in Dunfermline with a procession led by Archbishop Leo Cushley from the Louise Carnegie Gates to St Margaret’s Church. Times are on the poster below. People are asked to gather at the gates to the Glen at 1.45pm but from 11am you can also visit sites associated with St Margaret.

Pop up Gin Bar, Old Town Barber Club: Launch of ’20 by Maygate Gin’

Twenty years on from opening Hope, their hair salon in Dunfermline’s Maygate, owners Brian and Debbie Jobson have created their very own gin, called ’20 by Maygate Gin’.  This weekend the couple are hosting a speak-easy pop up gin event in their second salon, the stylish Old Town Barber Club. Brian said:’The original batch of 120 bottles sold out in only four hours so we have obtained an occasional license

‘Is Dunfermline Rubbish?’

Design Dunfermline 2018, 25-29 April The forthcoming Design Dunfermline 2018, a four day community event to come up with a shared vision for Dunfermline’s town centre, has, like many things in Dunfermline, provoked two reactions. For the most part, the response is very positive and the Design Dunfermline team is pleased to report the bookings for free places at the event have been busy. Then, there’s the other reaction, from

Cafe Wynd Opens in Dunfermline

Stewart, 34 and Lynva Forrest, 33, have just opened a new cafe in Dunfermline called Cafe Wynd. After years spent studying a degree in film, and roles in location management, for productions such as Outlander, Stewart is returning to a former life in the cafe and restaurant business. Previous stints in the catering business included cooking for the boutique hotel restaurant, No 11 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, and for Harvey Nichols

Win a meal for four at Basil, new Indian restaurant, Dunfermline

Basil, a new Indian restaurant, which recently opened in Dunfermline‘s Carnegie Drive is offering Avocado Sweet readers a meal for 4, up to the value of £100, as a competition prize. No restaurant opening would be complete without Sammy the Tammy, pictured above, with owner, Ram and DAFC captain, Callum Morris. Basil, is owned and run by Parsuram Sigdel, or Ram, who readers may remember from Ashiqs, an Indian restaurant in Bridge