Shops

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

First class service from new Aberdour Post @ Pantry

At a time when much larger Dunfermline struggles to sustain interesting independent shops and nearby Burntisland is in the process of replacing its pet store with a vape shop, Aberdour seems to be on a roll with an impressive array of unique, high quality outlets. Joining the new Aberdour Bakery, the well established MacTaggarts Deli and a selection of vintage and interiors shops, is a new, innovative post office/deli combo

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

Piccadilly Lilly, clothes & jewellery shop in Elie, Fife

A Christmas tree dress is such a simple but clever idea for this window display at Elie shop Piccadilly Lilly.  Mia Gonzalez-Noda, who opened the shop in July 2016, has friend and stylist Bridget Sneddon from Through the Looking Glass Events,  to thank for the window display. Since the age of 21, Mia, now 41 had wanted to own a clothes shop. With two young children it was the 70

Fife Farm Shop, Inverkeithing

Fife Farm Shop, Inverkeithing Pia Gradaus decided to open the Fife Farm Shop, Inverkeithing in July 2016. Inspired by the Fife Diet, she co-founded the Inverkeithing Food Group two years ago, and that experience led her to the shop idea. Originally from Germany, she settled in Scotland after studying at the University of Edinburgh and became a qualified paralegal after a variety of jobs including building fences in the north

We Are Amused host pop up shop at Kirkcaldy Galleries

Scottish duo We Are Amused, launch a pop up shop at Kirkcaldy Galleries this weekend.  One half Duncan of Jordanstone textile graduate, one half lawyer-turned-interior designer, Susan Warner and Donna Caira aim to bridge the gap between art and interior design with their range of bold typographical prints. The shop is open for business from 10am-4pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm-4 pm on Sunday. You can find out more

Sizzling prize to be won: Woodland Trotters

Fancy winning a packet of outdoor, free-range pork sausages and streaky bacon? Of course you do! This week’s Christmas competition prize comes from Woodland Trotters in Saline, a small local business selling pork products from free-range, hand reared Gloucester Old Spot and Saddleback pigs. All products are labeled and vacuum packed and frozen on date of collection from butcher to ensure freshness. Russell of Woodland Trotters says, ‘Having started with a

Christmas shopping comp #1: Fire Station Creative

Happy to bring our readers the first of our Christmas shopping competitions! This week it’s the turn of Fire Station Creative and up for grabs is a tasty £10 voucher to spend in the FSC cafe – should be enough for a few cappuccinos to speed your retail brain. All you have to do is spot the jar of sweets bearing the Avocado Sweet logo that will be hiding in

Mackerel California-style; recipe from the Fyfe Smokery

Here is our latest recipe from Elaine Hardie at the Fyfe Smokery, Bruce Street, Dunfermline. Mackerel is a sustainable choice of oily fish, found all around the coast of Scotland and is abundant in health benefits and flavour. Try this Californian style recipe, made with common store-cupboard ingredients, and dream of sunshine…. Mackerel California-style Serves 2-4 2 fillets of mackerel 115g butter 2 tsp paprika 1 ½ tsp salt ½ tsp