Welcome

Lothian Life is for the 'thinking people' of Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. If you'd like to know when new articles appear, sign up here. If you'd prefer a monthly newsletter, sign up here. Our Diary is available for anyone to publicise events they want to tell the world about. And don't miss checking out our online Shop, for news of special offers..

The Latest from Lothian Life

line

Story Shop

Story Shop is celebrating its tenth anniversary at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. A showcase for new writing and new writers from Edinburgh, it is produced by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, and takes place daily – free and un-ticketed – in the iconic Spiegeltent. Each ten-minute slot features a new writer reading their own piece of fiction, specially written for the performance.

Read the rest of this entry »

line

Stuart MacBride In Conversation

Three years ago when Stuart MacBride appeared at the Edinburgh Book Festival his hapless interviewer was left literally speechless after her introduction because MacBride took to the floor with a hilarious, filthy, anecdote-filled Power Point presentation. Her closing words of thanks were all that she could then contribute.

Read the rest of this entry »

line

The Silver Wind

On Monday evening I had the pleasure of joining some of Scotland’s best travel editors, journalists, writers and bloggers on-board the Silver Wind, which was docked adjacent to HRH Britannia at Ocean Terminal.

Read the rest of this entry »

line

August Reigns

What can I say? Lots of rain interspersed with the occasional days of blue skies and hot temperatures, guess this is summer. The plants love it, and if they have good soil with nutrients, then they’re onto a winner. If your soil is mostly clay, and the water is not draining away, then you need to do something about it for your plants – unless you’re growing bog plants, that is.

Read the rest of this entry »

line