Interior style

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

Award-winning house design in Elie, Fife

This beautiful, award-winning house in Elie is designed by South Queensferry based WT Architecture. It replaced an existing bungalow and the building is designed to make the most of the views towards the coastal lighthouse and across the Firth of Forth. An open plan living space links the two storey main house to the smaller bothy accommodation. Photos by David Barbour

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

Beautiful vintage ‘DIY’ Scottish wedding

If you are a guest at wedding you might not expect to serve the food. At this Scottish wedding, the bride and groom, Kate and Paul Symington, from Dollar were asked to nominate a guest from each table to serve their fellow diners. Fortunately, wedding outfits were kept pristine because the caterers,  Wild Rover Food from Charlestown, near Dunfermline, who cook from an old Land Rover army kitchen, provided the

The White House, Isle of Coll

Not a white pillar in sight at this White House.  The drama in this building is seen in the dramatic cleft gable wall, which WT Architecture cleverly kept when they restored the ruins on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides. The South Queensferry-based practice has won a number of accolades including a RIBA award for this project. One of the earliest records of the White House was a visit by Boswell

Stylish accommodation at Tinhouse, Isle of Skye

Tinhouse is a unique holiday cottage for two, located  in North West Skye. Designed, self-built and managed by the two of the directors of Skye-based Rural Design Architects, Alan Dickson and Gill Smith, the house was featured on Grand Designs. Prices range from £795 for a week in winter to £1045 for a week in summer.    

Fife wedding styled by Dunfermline artist

This Fife wedding was styled by Dunfermline artist, Claire Christie for the McGregor family from Cupar. Relatives of the couple hosted the wedding on their private working farm outside Auchtermuchty with 3 barns providing the venue for the reception, the bar and the service. Their brief to Claire was for a traditional Scottish country barn wedding using items found on the farm and making interesting props with the salvaged materials

Kinghorn Town Hall now a unique holiday apartment

Fife Historic Buildings Trust completed the restoration of the castellated and B-listed Kinghorn Town Hall in 2009. This magnificent building dominates the approach into the coastal town and the upper floors now house a holiday apartment which sleeps five to six people. The first floor of the holiday apartment includes a living/dining area with three floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows and two original fireplaces. There is a well-equipped kitchen off this room. On

The beautiful Ardbeg Distillery, Islay

If you happen to be on the island of Islay check out the Ardbeg Distillery. Like many of the other whisky producers on the island, Ardbeg is housed in the immaculately restored white distillery buildings with the distinctive black roofs. The larger whisky distilleries are to Islay what the grand bank buildings used to be for the mainland – beautiful and impressive landmark buildings which have received significant investment. No

A place to stay on Loch Tay; beautiful boathouses

A stay on Loch Tay looks tempting in these two boathouses called Otter (pictured first) and Dipper. The owners will take you down the track to the Boathouses in their 4×4 so no need to worry about your suspension. There’s a generator for electricity that powers home comforts such as underfloor heating in the bathroom.  There were no prices listed at www.lochtay.co.uk/ Dipper Boathouse (pictured below)