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Scotland’s Landscape of Magic

Scotland is full of inspiring landscapes and locations – places that are beautiful but also linked with ancient folklore and fascinating history – and as a children’s writer, I’m constantly inspired by the local landscape and lore.

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Triptych of Talent

Anna King (Boundaries), Stuart Buchanan (Adrift) and Robert Maclaurin (Caledonia Australis) are the highly talented trio currently exhibiting at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

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Words With Joanne

After a summer break our Words With… feature is very welcome back! Today, our interview is with Joanne Baird who shares some words and pictures about her life over in Portobello…

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Niddrie House

Real and Imagined Local History…

It’s fast approaching autumn proper: season of mists, mellow fruitfulness, damp leaves and who knows, maybe even the wandering dead spirits of The Wauchope family who lived in the mysterious Niddrie House.

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