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Dovetails – Restoration Home In Partick

Just opposite Velvet Elvis (we miss you Alan Maughn) on Dumbarton Road in Partick is a double-fronted shop with fabulously upholstered chairs and stacks of pulpit bible sized fabric sample books. It’s been 10 years since I wrote about the … Continue reading

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Jan de Vries – an appreciation

  So sorry to hear about the death  of naturopath Jan de Vries, an exceptional healer and human being. I am but one of what must be thousands of patients fortunate enough to have had their lives touched by him. … Continue reading

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New film to tell real life Highland heroine’s story

     Last Footsteps of Home A new short film set during the Highland Clearances – one of the most turbulent times in Scottish history – is due to be shot in the Scottish Highlands this Autumn. (This is the period … Continue reading

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CHAMPION AMERICAN WAKEBOARDER RETURNS TO NATIVE SCOTLAND

See Adam in action on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnuwNhxtIVQ From Loch Lomond to Loch Ness, professional wakeboarder, Adam Errington, has set himself the 7-day challenge of taking this dynamic sport to some of Scotland’s most breathtaking locations. This is a homecoming for Inverness … Continue reading

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LEAD BELLY FESTIVAL A MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

“Lead Belly was not an influence, he was the influence. If it wasn’t for him, I may never have been here. I don’t think he’s really dead. A lot of people’s bodies die but I don’t think their spirits die with them.”  … Continue reading

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Sports minister launches Scotland’s first urban wakepark

An invite to tv, radio, print press & photographers – wakeboard demos offer action images and footage – even more dramatic given the wakepark is slap dab in the centre of Glasgow. Members of public most welcome.                       PRESS CALL…..PRESS … Continue reading

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The artist, the studio & the cat

    Jenny with Rosie the Ragdoll cat – a frequent visitor to her studio                                             To See The … Continue reading

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Be it Nairn or Newton Mearns – put your home in a New York state of mind  

This is from my Herald mag interiors page 14th March 2015 Lush Life   IN A NEW YORK MINUTE   With evocative names such as Manhattan, Madison, SoHo, Chelsea and Brooklyn, the New York Stories wallpaper collection from the Sandberg Studio … Continue reading

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All made up in Helmsdale

ARTIST IS UFO SPOTTING IN HELMSDALE’S  Crofts, kitchens, armchairs & sheds      The last time artist Deirdre Nelson visited Helmsdale, she inspired local school children to make shoals of fish from recycled sweaters and socks during a Fish Festival. … Continue reading

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Scottish filmmaker’s documentary on Kenya’s transgender and intersex community

Sydney & Friends – Scottish Filmmaker launches feature documentary A guerilla documentary by an award-winning Scottish filmmaker reveals, for the first time, the reality of growing up and living as an intersex or transgender person in one of the most conservative … Continue reading

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