Win an overnight stay at Dakota Deluxe and tickets to the World Pipe Band Championships
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This week we’ve got a competition prize that’s 100% pure dead Scottish. Bagpipes and whisky. If that doesn’t make you burst with pride we don’t know what will. We’ve teamed up the World...
win / Prize draw / dakota Deluxe
Top 10 ways to grow old disgracefully
5 Mins
They say life begins at 40 but apparently not if you want to get a tattoo, wear a mini skirt or (heaven forbid) get drunk. That’s according to the latest poll from Retire Savvy anyway. They...
growing old / ageing / survey results
Top 10 little things guaranteed to make you happy
5 Mins
It's fair to say the news over the past few weeks has been nothing short of depressing. So we thought we’d share this little ray of sunshine to put a smile back on everyone's miserable pus...
happiness / laughter / Wellbeing
The Walkman: Issue 19
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New blood and old hands mix this week as The Walkman takes stock of the raft of new music coming through. Flying the flag for the veterans are Beck , De La Soul , The Avalanches and Metronomy , while the millennials are represented by Kaytranada , Whitney and more. As ever, these tracks are added to our ever growing mega playlist, a seventeen-hour tour de force of genre-hopping musical...
playlist / Spotify / Walkman
The art of the selfie
3 Mins
The selfie, in all its infectious and often carefully contrived glory, has exploded, holding planet Earth and all of us that inhabit it victim. From the ashes, a booming industry of gadgets...
Selfie / Exhibition / photography
How to get over anxiety
1 Min
Recent health reports have highlighted increased anxiety amongst the population, more specifically women and people under 35. The good news is that there are simple, easy ways to overcome...
Anxiety / health / Wellbeing
Backstage at T in the Park
1 Min
While thousands of people were rocking out at T in the Park , the Glasgow hair salon group Rainbow Room International were busy backstage in the exclusive Artist Village styling the stars...
T in the park / backstage / artists village
Andy Oliver’s barbecued salt crust fish
2 Mins
Stuffed with lemongrass and served with dipping sauce, chef Andy Oliver has created a delicious, Thai inspired dish. Once cooked, the salt crust peels off leaving really moist flesh infused...
Andy Oliver / recipe / barbcue
The world’s most stylish hotels
10 Mins
Need a break? Emily Murray, founder of interiors inspiration site www.pinkhouse.co.uk , shares her pick of the world’s most stylish hotels . A childhood spent holidaying under canvas was...
Stylish hotels / Travel / Holidays
Dance floor, ©Harmon
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This week, we're kicking it Marty McFly style and going back to the future with a selection of nu-school disco. A new breed of producers are giving the 70s dancefloor genre a revival,...
playlist / Walkman / disco
Tried and tested: The 48 hour detox retreat
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Sometimes in life you need to stop and press the reset button. Sarah Howden gives the lowdown on 48 hours at a Scottish detox health retreat. Making big changes – or even knowing where and how to start - can seem overwhelming, but Scots celebrity nutritionist Amanda Hamilton ’s new Scottish detox retreat ensures it’s very simple and strangely enjoyable. Famed for her detox programmes around the globe with an...
detox / health retreat / review
Summer saviours: The holiday hair how-to guide
4 Mins
Beachy waves sound good but, in reality, holiday hair is usually a less glossy affair. Susie Cormack Bruce reveals how not to let the sun go to your head. I can still remember my first ever...
haircare / Holidays / beauty
Top tips for a fuss-free summer garden
4 Mins
Summer is here, bringing with it longer, lighter nights. It’s the season of outdoor music festivals, garden parties and summer weddings. Enjoying some alfresco fun is always a bonus, but...
Gardens / landscaping / Homes
Avocado and tomato bruschetta recipe
2 Mins
One quick glance at Instagram and it’s clear the humble avocado is having a moment – my feed is currently flooded with artistically arranged and carefully filtered shot after shot of the...
recipe / bruschetta / avocado
Win dinner for two at the new Chop House
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The Chop House at Leith has gained quite a reputation for cooking up some mighty fine meaty eats. So when we heard they were bringing their top notch cooking to Edinburgh’s city centre and...
Chop House / Prize draw / dinner for two