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 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
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
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
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
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
Leakey’s Bookshop on Church Street in Inverness looks like it might be worth a visit. Housed in an old Gaelic church dating back to 1793, the second-hand book shop has a log burning stove and a cafe.
Here is the latest recipe from Elaine Hardie at the Fyfe Smokery and fish shop in Bruce Street, Dunfermline. “This lovely salmon recipe has gone down really well with our customers, as it is colourful, healthy and easy to prepare. Everyone is looking to improve their health and well-being in January, and oily fish such as salmon, trout and char are excellent for the immune system and even emotional well being
Corbie and Cheip, the deli in Auchterarder, which opened on the 16th of September, has now opened as a wine bar and enotheque in the evenings from Wednesday to Sunday. Wine with charcuterie and cheese platters are available 5pm till 10pm. If you’re there during the day, you might spot Andrew Fairlie, the well-known chef from Gleneagles Hotel, who pops into the deli once or twice a week.
Well here we are , it’s almost time for us to sign off for Christmas and we’ve reached the final post in our local shopping guide. Today we are celebrating local heroes, the unique, independent shops, products and experiences to be discovered on our own doorstep. As with each instalment of the guide, the list is not exhaustive but, we hope, enough to inspire you to shop in, support and