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Meet your makers on luxury shopping trip

As its first anniversary approaches, retail destination Restoration Yard is offering visitors the chance to “meet the makers” at a special showcase event.

Neill Hope, owner of the Electric Cycle Company in Granton Road, Edinburgh.

Life should be an easy ride and not an uphill struggle

For commuters in the Capital, the time has come to see their bikes as they see their washing machines – as labour-saving devices.

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Wet, Wet, Wets performance at Edinburgh Castle will include hits their debut album Popped In Souled Out. Picture: David Moir

Wet, Wet, Wet make Edinburgh comeback after 25 years

THEY’re one of Scotland’s most iconic bands, selling more than 15 million records after bursting on to the UK music scene in 1987.

Great Grog Bottle Shop, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.

It takes bottle to stay at top of craft beer market

In its quest to be the best, Edinburgh’s award-winning Great Grog Bottle Shop is constantly jockeying for the reputation of Scotland’s premier craft beer specialist.

Sugardaddy's Free-From Bakery,  5 Rodney Street, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh bakery where the best things in life are always free-from

Sugardaddy’s Gluten Free Bakery is a small den of deliciousness where everyone can have their cake and eat it.

Craigie's Farm Shop, South Queensferry.

One-stop shop opens door to East Lothian’s diverse larder

Craigie’s Farm Shop in South Queensferry is piloting a new “one-stop shop” initiative, showcasing the wares of East Lothian’s independent producers.

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Joe Forte Sports, Haddington.

Sport and retailing have always been Joe’s forte

When former professional footballer Joe Forte hung up his own boots to sell footwear to others, sports retailing was a very different game.

Edinburgh store manager Pam Glen with assistant manager Kevin Moffat, front, and volunteers Mike McGinty and Ian Glasgow.

It’s sew easy to make a fashion statement

The British Heart Foundation is calling on the Capital’s shoppers to get creative this summer and help to fund life saving research.

Aldi takes on the high street

Aldi takes on the high street

Discount supermarket Aldi says it is taking on the high street with the chance to pick up this season’s key fashion pieces for less.

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle star in T2 Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

T2 Trainspotting: What we missed in the deleted scenes

Twenty-eight extra scenes were trimmed from the final cut of Trainspotting 2 – but they’re all included as extras in the newly released DVD version.

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rosypenguin, womenswear and accessories, Morningside Road, Edinburgh.

Too long in comfort zone could cramp your style

A personal stylist for more than a decade, Morningside mum Judith Campbell has made it her mission to coax clients out of their comfort zone in their quest for the perfect look.

Jenny Potter co-founder  of whynot?, North Berwick.

Why not buy into a new concept in local trading?

Having created more of a “retail community” than a shop, Jenny Potter and business partner Adam Elder are giving local makers and producers a chance to share in the revival of North Berwick High Street.

Phil Morgan and Jackie McCreery of  Yester Farm Dairies at Fisherrow Community Centre, Musselburgh.

Produce that should be right up your street

Food and drink producers from the Lothians have been pitching their wares to Morrisons in a bid to secure a place on the supermarket’s shelves.


Lothian Buses put on extra services for Robbie Williams gig

Lothian Buses have announced additional services to Murrayfield on Friday for Robbie Williams concert goers.

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Fiona Houston and Xa Milne, co-founders of Mara Seaweed

Seaweed and eat it . . good advice for a healthier diet from Edinburgh mums

Edinburgh mums Fiona Houston and Xa Milne are riding the crest of a wave in their endeavour to take a little-known Scottish superfood from the seashore to our supermarket shelves.

Crowds enjoy the hot weather in Princes St Gardens. Picture: Greg Macvean

7 secret suntraps in Edinburgh

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful secret park or a lesser-known beer garden, these hidden spots are ideal for soaking up the sun in Edinburgh this summer.

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Biscuit clothing and living, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.

Nothing half-baked about Amanda’s business ideas

Biscuit clothing and living is the latest treat to be served up to fans of Bruntsfield’s bustling and vibrant shopping area.

Visitors browse Gardening Scotland's plant stalls at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston

Throw in the trowel and go shopping...

If the demands of spring gardening have left you with little time to indulge the desire to shop, next weekend presents a perfect opportunity to down tools.

Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

It doesn’t sound like much of a holiday when you tell colleagues you can see your destination from the office window.

Carlo Marengo, owner of Audio-philia, Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.

Sounds like music-loving Carlo is on to a winner ...

For Carlo Marengo – an Italian audio specialist based in Edinburgh – music is a language that knows no barriers.

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