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Words With Olga

Edinburgh-based writer, Olga Wojtas, is the recipient of one of the highly coveted Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards (2015).  I met her recently, in a café in Bruntsfield, and suggested that we’d just have a chat and I’d write a profile of her.

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Dear Dad

Happy Father’s Day 2015!  In this second part of our celebration, writers and contributors Olga Wojtas, Kendra Olson and Coreen Connell share personal tributes to their dear dads…

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Father’s Day

‘A father is someone who keeps pictures in his wallet, where the money used to be…’

Especially for Father’s Day, several of our contributors, readers and supporters have come together to share their thoughts and tributes.  In the first of a two part feature, Marie Campbell and Stuart White take a wry look at the day itself, and (almost) being a dad.

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Canal Dreams at the Bridge Inn

Not every restaurant can boast dinner on a barge, so its canal-side location is a big part of the charm of The Bridge Inn at Ratho. The other, less obvious, selling point is around 300 yards downstream – its very own walled garden, so you can be sure that some of the vegetables in front of you were picked hours earlier. Now that really is what you call field to fork. Read the rest of this entry »

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