i-on Edinburgh | January 2014

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SCOTLAND’S LARGEST LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

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12 things for 2014 Must do events


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CONTENTS

Issue 97 January 2014

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12 Twelve things for 2014 Must do events 18 Back to the future The 1975 26 Film Focus Cinema releases 52 Inside my house Urban living in Leith

NEWS AND VIEWS 12 Eye on the City Inspiration for January 30 Fashion 42 Health and Beauty 48 Homes and Interiors

REGULARS

06 WIN… a year’s worth of personal training at Fitness Studio EH1 22 You and Me Ben and Joe Goodwin 24 My i-on Edinburgh Tony Crolla 32 Shoppers guide to… Dick’s of Stockbridge 38 Introducing… Bethan Juliff 40 Tried and tested Guerlain spa 46 Travel Plain Sailing 60 Take Three 62 Food news 64 Drink Talk 66 At the Back

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04 | INTRODUCTION

i-on Edinburgh this month

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Cover photo Hair by Sassoon Salon, 10 Multrees Walk, St Andrew Sq, EH1 3DQ, Tel: 0131 558 2849, www.sassoon.com

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appy New Year! A time for fresh starts and new beginnings, now is the time to plan ahead. With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup all to look forward to, this year is going to be a fun one for Scotland. It’s little wonder really that Lonely Planet named Scotland third in a list of the top countries in the world to visit in 2014, just take a look at our Diary Dates on page 12 for a heads up on some must see events that Edinburgh and beyond have to offer. Film lovers can also start planning as we unveil the must-see films coming to a cinema near you on page 24. If property is your bag and you’re tempted to take on a renovation project seek some inspiration from our showcase of a fantastic refurb of a warehouse in Leith on page 52. Congratulations go to last month’s competition winner, Harry Grieve, who won £500 to spend at menswear boutique Common People. For this month’s competition and the chance to win a year’s worth of personal training turn to page 06. Until next month, enjoy i-on.

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06 | I-ON PRIZES

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ick start the New Year on the right foot with a new training, nutritional and lifestyle goal at Fitness Studio EH1. Located in the city’s West End, the company was founded six years ago by sporting enthusiasts and husband and wife team, Ian and Helen Gray. Ian represented Scotland at squash and is a former professional golfer and Helen is an avid squash and badminton player. The couple and their team of professionally trained personal trainers run 25 minute, fast and functional one-toone classes and small group personal training sessions using a variety of equipment including kettlebells, TRX suspension straps, boxing gloves and Power Plates, with a focus on building strength, coordination and maintaining weight loss. Every session is bespoke, varied and intense, helping clients achieve improved fitness and a significant change in body shape. Fitness Studio EH1 Ltd, 7a Coates Cres, EH3 7AL, Tel: 0131 629 6047, www.studioeh1.co.uk

THE PRIZE We’ve teamed up with Fitness Studio EH1 to offer two readers the chance to win a year’s free small group personal training worth over £1,200 each.

TO ENTER For a chance to win, visit www.ionmagazine.co.uk/edinburgh by Monday 20 January 2014 or scan the QR code for the online entry form. The winner will be notified by email and announced in the February issue of i-on magazine. Subscribe to the i-on weekly newsletter at www.i-onmagazine.co.uk for more exclusive prizes.

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EYE ON THE CITY Inspiration for January

THE JET SET

ARGENTINE THEATRE Sing along to the critically acclaimed stage spectacular, Evita, at the Playhouse from 27 January to 08 February. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s dramatic score about the former Argentine dictator, Juan Peron’s wife, Eva Peron, will be an emotional roller coaster. Wet, Wet, Wet fans will also get to see star Marti Pellow (pictured) in the role of Che. For tickets visit www.atgtickets.com

Here’s some good news for sun worshippers, Qatar Airways has announced that it will start direct flights between Edinburgh and Doha on 28 May 2014. If you’re after somewhere a bit closer to home Scandinavian Airlines has flights to Norway twice weekly from April. Now, where’s your passport?


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THERE’S STILL TIME TO… See the work of English artist and caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. Renowned for poking fun at politicians and royals through witty prints and drawings, around 100 of his prints will be on display at The Queen’s Gallery for the exhibition High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson running until 02 March 2014. For tickets or more information visit www.royalcollection.org.uk or Tel: 0131 556 5100.

LAUGHS ALOUD Lark around with Jo Caulfield at The Stand on 22 January with her latest show, The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected. There’ll be a live recording of the gig for her podcast, so expect some stellar comedy sketches and character performances. Tickets are £5 and doors open at 7.30pm. The Stand, 5 York Pl, EH1 3EB, Tel: 0131 558 7272, www.thestand.co.uk

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MAMMOTH SIZED NEWS Travel back in time with the woolly Mammoths of the Ice Age at the National Museum of Scotland from 24 January to 20 April. You’ll be able to meet Lyuba, an exact replica of a 42,000 year old baby mammoth, and touch model teeth. Adult tickets £9 and children £6. The National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, EH1 1JF, Tel: 0300 123 6789, www.nms.ac.uk


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JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Have a folksy start to 2014 with the Celtic Connections festival. Over 2,000 musicians will perform in Glasgow venues from 16 January to 02 February; we recommend Scot rockers Del Amitri (pictured). www.celticconnections.com

The RBS 6 Nations kicks off on 01 February. Show your patriotic side when Scotland takes on England at Murrayfield on 08 February. www.rbs6nations.com

APRIL Rock your body at the Justin Timberlake concert at his explosive 20/20 Experience world tour at the SSE Hydro on 04 and 05 April. www.thehydro.com

MARCH Art lovers can see the work of emerging artists, musicians, poets, writers and performers this month when The Hidden Door arts collective take over 24 disused vaults on Market Street from 08 to 16 March. www.hiddendoorblog.org


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WINTER ESCAPE SPA BREAK AT ARCHERFIELD HOUSE

Enjoy a night away from it all for two in one of the sumptuous Pavilion Suites at Archerfield.

Relax in the luxurious surroundings of Archerfield this Winter. With an in room larder, complimentary bottle of wine for you to enjoy and a full Scottish breakfast served in our Clubhouse the following morning - this is the perfect way to unwind. You can also enjoy use of the Marine Steam and Aroma Sauna before a 60 minute bespoke facial or massage each at Fletcher’s Cottage Spa. All for just £120 per person*. To book your Winter Escape, call our reservations team on 01620 897 050 or email res@archerfieldhouse.com www.archerfieldhouse.com Feeling good never felt more affordable. *based on two people sharing a double or twin pavilion suite, £50 per room supplement for a Friday or Saturday night. Valid for bookings until March 31st 2014.

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JUNE MAY Dust off your running shoes for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May. It caters for all abilities so no excuses. www.edinburgh-marathon.com

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is back from 18 to 29 June. Film buffs are in for a treat as the 2014 programme includes German Focus and For the Family screenings. www.edfilmfest.org.uk

AUGUST The world’s biggest arts festival rolls into town on 01 August. With over 2,800 comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance and art shows at the Fringe alone, you’ll be spoilt for choice. www.edfringe.com

JULY If you weren’t lucky enough to bag a ticket, stay tuned for the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on 23 July. www.glasgow2014.com


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OCTOBER We’ll be wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get fundraising and help the 1 in 8 women it affects in the UK. www.breastcancercare.org.uk

SEPTEMBER Pitching off at the luxurious Gleneagles Resort, the world’s top golfers will descend on Scotland for the 40th Ryder Cup from 23 to 28 September. www.rydercup2014.com

NOVEMBER Global musical phenomenon Wicked hits the Playhouse for a magical season from 19 November. Winner of 90 international awards, the story of two sorcery students is a great spin on the old classic The Wizard of Oz. www.atgtickets.com

DECEMBER Treat yourself to a mulled wine at the European and Scottish markets in St Andrew Square and the Mound Precinct, perfect for picking up last minute gifts. www.edinburghschristmas.com


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THE 1975 Words: David Pollock

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escribed by their singer Matt Healy as “four stoner muppets”, The 1975 were one of the most obvious yet somehow least likely pop successes of 2013. For a start, their frontman’s own pedigree doesn’t suggest pop stardom to anyone raised on a diet of populist telly in the 1980s and ‘90s, considering his dad is Auf Wiedersehen Pet star Tim Healy and his mum is sometime Coronation Street, Loose Women and Celebrity Big Brother alumnus Denise Welch. They’re roots which place his family firmly in the north east of England, but his group are one of a new generation of bright pop outfits to have emerged from Manchester in recent years.

Healy and his fellow members of The 1975 – guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, drummer George Daniel – all met when they were pupils at Wilmslow High School in the Cheshire suburbs around Manchester, and their first musical experiments together came when the youngest of their number (Daniel) was 14. This was back in 2002, and the next few years were spent practising their craft under a variety of guises. Among the names which went up outside the music bars of their city were Talkhouse, The Slowdown, Bigsleep and Drive Like I Do, playing a mixture of covers and their own material. It wouldn’t be until a full decade into their career,


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Rocca at Holyrood is the latest addition to the Edinburgh scene. A stylish, relaxed, bar and quality restaurant by the award winning Rocca in St Andrews. Ideally located for lunch, dinner, after work drinks or snacks and networking, come and see us soon.

FOLLOWING SUPPORT DATES FOR MUSE AND THE ROLLING STONES, AND TOUR DATES AROUND THE WORLD, THEIR SELF TITLED SEPTEMBER DEBUT ALBUM WENT STRAIGHT TO NUMBER ONE IN THE UK

such as it had been, that they would start using the name The 1975. Apparently the inspiration for it came from a book of Beat poetry which Healy was given by an old psychedelic rocker who he met on holiday in Majorca one summer, reading it much later and finding that someone had inscribed the date ‘01 June, The 1975’ on the inside back cover. If it was an omen, it was a good one. Their rise has been swift, not necessarily because young bands getting places quickly is such a strange occurrence, but because they’ve met with truly huge success in the matter of months they’ve been active. Starting out as The 1975 at the start of 2012, their early EPs Facedown and Sex met with moderate success later in the year, including national radio airplay, before Chocolate hit the UK top 20 early in 2013. All of the above came to define a sleek guitar pop sound with summery reggae edges, although Chocolate’s pinnacle of chart success to date suggests that it isn’t in the more transient world of singles fame that they’ll make their mark. Following support dates for Muse and The Rolling Stones, and tour dates around the world, their self titled September debut album went straight to number one in the UK, as well as breaking the top 30 in America and the top 10 on the US rock chart. Reportedly their new material channels Bobby Brown and Alexander O’Neal, the truth of which this show should demonstrate. The 1975 play the Academy, Glasgow, on Friday 07 February.

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TAKE ANOTHER LOOK... THE GREATER GRASSMARKET AREA

From moreish gelateries and unique fashion finds we’ve been exploring the Greater Grassmarket area this month. Spanning from West Port to George IV Bridge the historic and vibrant shopping area is crammed full of quirky, independent retailers. Here are our favourite newcomers. NEW SATURDAY MARKET Every Saturday from 10am to 5pm there’s an abundance of locally grown, fresh produce including organic vegetables, artisan breads, fresh fish and meat. More than 20 stall holders offer quality, sustainably sourced produce and just cooked street food and sweet treats.

AWARD-WINNING FASHION There’s a treasure trove of stunning, homegrown designs at new boutiques including Strathberry of Scotland on the Grassmarket and Just G Boutique at West Port.

Robin Mair Photography

NEW CAFES ON THE BLOCK Sweet tooth? Visit the newly opened Le Cafe Bleu at West Port for authentic patisserie and Mary’s Milk Bar on the Grassmarket for the city’s best gelato.

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

PERFECT PRESENTS Recent additions include Museum Context on Victoria Street offering everything from gifts, cards and accessories, and Little Ox Gallery on Candlemaker Row for prints, posters and limited edition vinyl/resin toys. Perfect for off-the-high-street gift shopping.

COMING SOON... To find out more about the full programme of 2014 events and entertainment planned for the Greater Grassmarket area, visit www.greatergrassmarket.co.uk or @grassmarketEdin


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YOU AND ME

Ben and Joe Goodwin Words: Aimee Stanton ∙ Photo: Susie Lowe

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here’s nothing quite as special as an exquisite piece of jewellery, something experts Joe (right) and Ben Goodwin of Goodwin’s Fine Jewellery and Silver know all too well. The brothers are third generation managing directors for the family run company in the capital and have been working together since the early ‘90s. Here they talk sibling rivalry, style and business. Joe on Ben: “I think two heads are better than one. That’s how Ben and I manage to support each other. We tend to have the same business mindset which helps too. Even though we’re brothers who are working together there is less sibling rivalry nowadays. We have honesty and trust in every aspect of the business. “Even though it didn’t pan out, the manic process of opening our Bank Street branch is probably the most memorable time we’ve faced together. There were so many varied aspects to setting up the finance, the stocks, the staff and the refit. We’re now looking to the future and plan to expand the business through refinement of stock.”

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Ben on Joe: “When it comes to jewellery styles I think I’ve become less colourful and Joe is now more colourful. I tend to have more Georgian classic tastes than Joe. He is completely reliable and I’m more even tempered and consistent in my decisions. The hardest part of working together is when our management styles clash but we understand that space and time apart to pursue different interests at work or outside it is key to working together in the long term. “For the future we want to make little improvements all the time where we can in all aspects of the business and keep our enjoyment and enthusiasm for the trade evident to each other and our customers.”


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MY I-ON EDINBURGH Tony Crolla Photo: Susie Lowe

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orking a 90 hour week and being on call 24 hours a day isn’t for everyone but for Tony Crolla, owner of the Vittoria Restaurant Group, it’s simply a lifestyle choice. His parents opened the first restaurant in 1970 but now Tony and his wife, Angela, are at helm of the company who own a number of eateries around the city including Vittoria and the award-winning gourmet pizzeria La Favorita. What gives Edinburgh its edge? It’s a beautiful city where there’s always something happening. It’s got a buzz 365 days a year. Your preferred area in Edinburgh? Leith Walk, it’s a real melting pot of the city with an eclectic cross section of people. The city’s best kept secret? Divino Enoteca, my Italian wine bar and restaurant on Merchant Street. Where in or around the city do you go for a quick escape? Portobello Beach. It’s a great place for a bracing walk and to clear my head.

Around the city Where you’ll find me: Dining out: Kyloe Restaurant & Grill. Having my haircut: Charlie Miller. The shop you’ll always find me in: Kenny Dunn Motors because it’s always got lots of beautiful shiny cars.


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12 Years a Slave

FILM 2014

From time travelling mutants to Oscar worthy acting and directing, we give you a heads up on the must-see films coming soon to a cinema near you… Words: Michael Clancy

12 Years a Slave UK release date 24 January In his first two feature films Hunger and Shame, director Steve McQueen offered an intimate examination of lonely and damaged men. 12 Years a Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was betrayed and sold to slavery in 1841. Based on Northup’s own autobiography, the

cast is a full of acting riches including Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup, regular McQueen contributor Michael Fassbender, as well as Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Brad Pitt and Quvenzhane Wallis. Like McQueen’s earlier works, the film will focus on one man’s quest for freedom, with an added historical importance of commenting on the American slave trade. Expect this to be a serious contender come Oscar time.


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X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past UK release date 22 May Stars of past and present X-Men films collide in this wildly ambitious adaptation of one of the most famous stories from the comic books. The film represents a crossover of characters from the original X-Men trilogy and those of the prequel, X-Men: First Class (including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence). When human and mutant kind are brought to near extinction, old rivals Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellan) recruit Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic event. Director Bryan Singer returns to the franchise he started back in 2000 with the original X-Men movie. He faces a daunting task trying to fit a plethora of mutant characters around the complicated time traveling narrative but, if he gets it right, it could be extraordinary.

Best of the sequels There will be a distinct feeling of déjà vu this year, as many top franchises make a return. Andrew Garfield swings in for The Amazing Spider Man 2, as the web slinger squares off against new foes Rhino and Electro (April). The boys are back for more awkward, adolescent comedy in The Inbetweeners 2 (August). Ricky Gervais teams up with Kermit the Frog for more family oriented comedy in Muppets Most Wanted (March). There will be action aplenty from Fast and Furious 7, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (all July). December will mark the end of Peter Jackson’s other J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy in The Hobbit: There and Back Again (December). And it’s the beginning of the end for another beloved series as Jennifer Lawrence returns as archery-loving hero Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (November).


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Inside Llewyn Davis UK release date 24 January The Coen brothers swap the Wild West of their first film True Grit for 1960s New York with Inside Llewyn Davis. Oscar Isaac takes the title role of struggling folk singer Llewyn, attempting to make an impact in the music world while maintaining a relationship with his girlfriend, played by the ever reliable Carey Mulligan. The Coens have a gift for dark comedy, and that will be on display here as Llewyn refuses to compromise his artistic vision in a cynical industry, with Justin Timberlake and John Goodman providing supporting roles. The brothers have shown a painstaking attention to detail with the sight and sounds of the New York folk scene to capture the feel of the era. The film won the Grand Prix award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and looks set to become a worthy addition to the brothers’ impressive back catalogue.


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MEN’S FASHION Focus. Finds. Flair

Statement knitwear Whether you do bright colours, graphic or patterned, make sure you layer up with a bold knit. Throw it on over a T-shirt or a shirt for an extra cosy coating. Jumper pictured, £40 from www.jacamo.co.uk


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OUR FAVOURITE FIND For a manly selection of stationery, leather goods and gadgets, make your way to The Brotique in Stockbridge. The stylish men’s store is full of hand picked products including Edition Scotland cashmere scarves and Marshall Headphones (pictured). The Brotique, 41 St Stephen St, thebrotique.co.uk

BEST FOOT FORWARD Personalise your brogues with a tartan or tweed from Buchanan Bespoke. Made entirely in Scotland, the brogues are available in either the Ghillie or Day styles and are ideal for wear with your kilt. They also have a shock absorbing insole in matching tweed or tartan for extra comfort. Brogues with Johnstons of Elgin Saxony tweed, £360 at www.buchananbespoke.com


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a shopper’s guide to… Dick’s of Stockbridge Photos: Susie Lowe

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nspired by the simplicity of Japanese boutiques, Dick’s of Stockbridge offers an unfussy display of clothing, accessories and homeware. Concentrating on quality basics and modern classic menswear, the shop takes pride in supporting independent, small manufacturers and flies the flag for all things British. Expect premium stock and lovely home accessories, tastefully interspersed with the clothes displays. Brand to look out for… The New England Shirt Company. Made in America, they’ve been lauded as the best quality shirts ever seen. Prices from £110. Dick’s Edinburgh Ltd, 3 North West Circus Pl, EH3 6ST, Tel: 0131 226 6220, www.dicks-edinburgh.co.uk


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Wrap up in this blue boucle coat and instantly add warmth and style to your look this winter. The coat looks just as good over pretty dresses as it does with jeans and a T-shirt. Coat, £199, and floral dress, £199, both Boutique by Jaeger at Jaeger, 102 George St, EH2 3DF, Tel: 0131 225 8811, www.jaeger.co.uk


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ON POINT Step into 2014 in style with the perfect pointed pump. Part of the Geiger London B Series, the Bond style combines a signature pointed toe with metal cigarette heel and will set you back £250 at Kurt Geiger, 12 Multrees Walk, EH1 3DQ, Tel: 0131 556 1816, www.kurtgeiger.com

I-ON LOVES… this elegant yet edgy look from Topshop. From the lace shirt to the duster coat and ripped jeans, they are great pieces individually but worn together pack a serious sartorial punch. Topshop, 30 Princes St, EH2 2BY, Tel: 0131 556 0151, www.topshop.com

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WRAPPED UP Beat the winter chill with this luxurious heart print cashmere scarf, £225, from German brand Codello at Ooh Ruby Shoes. The shoe and accessory boutique also stocks new labels Lola Cruz and Sam Edelman. A 15 per cent discount is available on all non sale items during January. Ooh! Ruby Shoes, 117 Bruntsfield Pl, EH10 4EQ, Tel: 0131 229 6909, www.oohrubyshoes.co.uk

CONGRATULATIONS TO… It’s a coveted seal of approval for Drapers Award winning Jane Davidson. The designer treasure trove, home to top brands including Matthew Williamson, Diane von Furstenberg and Victoria Beckham, recently bagged the top spot for Premium Fashion Independent of the Year. www.janedavidson.co.uk

starts 28th December. 35 Dundas Street EH3 6QQ Telephone: 0131 556 5554 www.epitomeofedinburgh.com


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STACKED Go dainty or chunky with BOUTON’s new sterling silver Joie Collection. The interwoven tiny chains-links are fused together in a selection of sparkly gold, rose gold or cool black rhodium. From £150 at Jenners or www.bouton.co.uk

NEW LOOK If last year’s wardrobe lacked a touch of glamour take a shopping trip to Feminine Flair Boutique. The chic womenswear boutique in Stockbridge houses clothing from brands including Jolaby, Darling Clothes and Sugarhill. Feminine Flair Boutique, 20 Deanhaugh St, EH4 1LY, Tel: 0131 332 4911, www.feminineflairboutique.co.uk


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New Arrivals...

INTRODUCING… ​Bethan Juliff

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nfluenced by the pre-Raphaelite movement and Shakespeare, Bethan Juliff’s exclusive designs are meticulously handmade in her London studio. She’s a champion of British knitwear and has already caught the eye of Browns founder, Joan Burstein, who is famously known for bringing the likes of Alexander McQueen to London. Her last collection for Browns was an immediate sell out, most notably the Origami pleated cardigan (pictured), £330. Her AW14 collection is launched in February, so keep your eyes peeled. Bethan Juliff is available at Browns London, www.brownsfashion.com

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TRIED AND TESTED Abeille Royale Expert treatment Words: Nicky Howden

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hilst Guerlain fanatics need no introduction to the Abeille Royale collection, if you're new to the iconic French beauty brand, take note - this range is a collection of intense skincare products that are super rich, luxurious and anti-ageing. Potent, it does what it says it will do. The Guerlain brand, which dates back to 1939, is renowned for all its luxury skincare, make-up and fragrances and is precisely why the first Guerlain spa in the UK - located in the Caledonian hotel - is quite a coup for the capital's beauty scene. Deciding to put the beauty hype to the test I booked the signature Guerlain facial massage at the spa. Unfortunately when the day came, I wasn’t in the best of moods (being caught umbrellaless on a cold and wet evening can have that effect) but all that changed the moment I stepped inside serene and luxurious spa. A fragrance journey swiftly followed and before long I was slippered, robed and lounging in the relaxing room tucking into the snacks whilst my therapist (also French) prepared the room with my chosen fragrance, Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic by Guerlain.

The anti-ageing facial treatment uses the exclusive skincare products and deep cleansing therapy, but this is far more than just a facial. From gentle microdermabrasion to deep steam cleansing, a hand treatment and eyebrow shape; it’s more of an all round pampering experience and rare chance to really indulge the senses. And if that’s not enough the spa also offers a ‘touch of colour’ after the treatment so you can leave looking and feeling your best.

i-on Reader Offer The Abeille Royale Expert treatment, 1 hour 30 minutes, costs £150, but for a limited time only i-on readers can experience the treatment for £99 when they book by 31 January 2014. Guerlain Spa at The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Princes St, EH1 2AB, Tel: 0131 222 8836, www.thecaledonianedinburgh.com


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BEAUTY NEWS People. Products. Places

TIME TO TONE

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If you admire the sculpted physique, posture and flexibility of professional ballet dancers try Gyrotonic equipment-based exercise. Used by Royal Ballet professional dancers and athletes including Andy Murray, it’s suitable for all ages and helps to tone, stretch and strengthen the entire body – no dancing required. Find out more at www.edinburghbodytonic. co.uk or Tel: 0131 524 6108.

The cold weather can leave hair feeling dry, brittle and lifeless so if you want glossy locks like this month’s front cover girl try a weekly deep conditioning treatment like Sassoon Professional Intense Restore. The super moisturising treatment adds elasticity, manageability and shine. Sassoon, 10 Multrees Walk, St Andrews Sq, EH1 3DQ, Tel: 0131 558 2849, www.sassoon.com


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PUCKER UP When it comes to the perfect pout, don’t compromise shine for colour. M.A.C’s new limited edition Huggable Lipcolour, £17.50, provides a lasting, glossy finish that stays bright for up to six hours. M.A.C is available at Harvey Nichols.

GYM SIGN UP I-ON READER MEMBERSHIP OFFER It’s January and time to kick start your fitness regime. Offering everything from fitness studios to a rejuvenating Thermal Suite and rooftop Hydropool pool, join One Spa before 28 February 2014 and you’ll receive your first two month’s membership absolutely free. To book quote i-on membership offer. Offer is subject to availability and not valid in conjunction with any other promotion. One Spa, 8 Conference Sq, EH3 8AN, Tel: 0131 221 7777, onespa.com

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BATH TIME

NEW YEAR BEAUTY Ruby red lipsticks, vampy pink polishes and skin care treats, there’s beauty products galore at the newly opened All About Eve boutique in Bruntsfield. Pop in for a pampering gift or quick makeover. All About Eve Boutique, 120 Bruntsfield Pl, EH10 4ES, Tel: 0131 221 1444, www.allaboutevesalon.co.uk

An exclusive gym to truly bring out the best in you Offering calmness, serenity and the kind of exclusivity that few can match, the Guerlain Spa and Health Club is the place where you can reach your fitness goals, in an atmosphere of tranquillity quite unlike any other.

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Join now, and in January enjoy no joining fee and your first month complimentary*. For more information about starting 2014 on the right foot please contact us on 0131 222 8836 or email guerlainspa.caledonian@waldorfastoria.com

Rejuvenate mind and body with the luxe essential bath and body oils from Beatitude. Created by British aromatherapist, Rebecca O’Connor, the products are 100 per cent natural and leave skin smooth and supple. Beatitude Body Oils, £34, at Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, East Lothian, Tel: 01620 897 580, www.archerfieldhouse.com


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Sydney, Australia

PLAIN SAILING

If you’re not sold on the idea of a cruise, Vivien Devlin tells i-on how she found her sea legs on a global adventure.

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ast week I had dinner with friends in town who were visiting Edinburgh from Chicago. Last time we met was under the shadow of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The time before, 14 miles off the coast of Rio. This American couple are my special “Silversea Friends” who, like me, entrust their leisure time to Silversea cruises - travel by sea, unpacking once, to explore dream destinations around the world. I love the fine art of cruising. The fleet of intimate, ultra luxury yacht style ships offers inspirational itineraries, all inclusive hospitality and first class service. I have spent nearly a year on board, experiencing idyllic island hopping cruises around the Caribbean, Greece and Seychelles; an exotic “slow boat to China”; a 10 week circumnavigation of South America from tropical Brazil to the Patagonian fjords in chilly Chile, and an epic four month World Cruise on the Silver Whisper. Who could forget sailing into Sydney harbour,

an African wildlife safari, swimming with turtles, crossing the Equator at dawn? The carefree lifestyle is romantic, relaxing, sociable, sophisticated - an international house party of world travellers sharing the spirit of adventure. The leisurely routine preserves timeless ship life traditions: Bouillon, Captain’s midday log, pre-lunch Bloody Mary, the clack of a shuffleboard disc, afternoon tea, cocktails, glamorous formal dinners. The cuisine is exceptional, followed by music and entertainment, all wrapped up in a six star service. The Silversea’s cruise experience never fails to wow, luring us back on board time after time. For more information on Silversea Cruises, contact Jimmy Martin Travel Ltd, 94 Raeburn Pl, EH4 1HH, Tel: 0131 343 1800, www.jimmymartintravel.com


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PROPERTY NEWS Finds. Facts. Figures

POLWARTH CALLING For a property with good security and privacy, take a closer look at the new luxury development at Polwarth Terrace. Situated within a private walled garden site with electric gates and a video entry system, every flat boasts private outdoor space with a terrace or balcony. For more information on two bedroom apartments from £330,000, Tel: 0131 226 2500 or visit struttandparker.com

DID YOU KNOW…? The Edinburgh housing market is on the up according to figures issued by ESPC. The property marketing service in East Central Scotland shows that more sellers putting their homes up for sale are using the ‘Offers Over’ approach to market their home, reflecting the improving confidence in the market. www.espc.com

HEART OF THE HOME If you’re looking to invest in a swish new kitchen explore the 2,500 square foot Development Direct studio. The installation studio’s creative director, Colin Wong, recently won the covetable UK designer of the year award, so you’re in safe, knowledgeable hands. Development Direct, 51-57 Dalry Rd, EH11 2BX, Tel: 0131 337 2579, www.developmentdirect.co.uk

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INTERIORS NEWS Ideas. Innovations. Inspiration WANTED… Make your home smell utterly delicious with the first home candle collection for Jo Malone London from Style editor, Charlotte Stockdale. The Just Like Sunday collection features four fragrances; Lavender & Lovage, Green Tomato Leaf, Sweet Almond & Macaroon and Incense & Embers, which Stockdale created to capture the best of Sundays in scent. £39 each at Jo Malone London, 93 George St, EH2 3JL, Tel: 0870 192 5161, www.jomalone.co.uk

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WINTER SAVINGS With up to 40 per cent off selected sofas, tables, chairs and sideboards, now’s the time to inject some contemporary Danish style into your home. Occa sideboard, now £699 (was £895), at BoConcept, 257 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, Tel: 0141 341 4920, www.boconcept.co.uk


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COLOUR PURPLE It’s official, the global authority on colour Pantone has announced Radiant Orchid as the colour of the year for 2014. If you prefer the subtle approach work the trend into your interiors with art like this 1928 replica print of The Delineator magazine, £119.99 at www.art.co.uk

Award-winning spatial designers

For quality craftsmanship and a lifetime guarantee on your sofa try furniture specialists Sofa and Stuff. In business for over 30 years they’ve hand made over 180,000 sofas in Britain. We love this ‘50s inspired sofa in Cottons Duck Egg, £1220, at Sofas and Stuff, Unit 3, 8-11 Angle Park Terr, EH11 2JX, Tel: 0131 346 2440, www.sofasandstuff.com

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I-ON HOMES

From a granary to New York style loft penthouse, James Longworth spent six months renovating his 5,000 sq ft property in Leith. Here he lets i-on inside his seriously stylish home tucked away in Timber Bush. Photos: Oli Mival


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6 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AU elementsforhome.com 0131 225 5557

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he property was a cluttered tribute to 1990 in need of some TLC when I first got my hands on it," explains airline captain James Longworth. “Originally converted in the late ‘80s from a granary, the building hadn’t been touched with a brush since so we stripped the floors, plastered the walls, painted everything and re-modelled the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. I designed the interiors myself but my sister, an interior designer, helped with paint choices. Our tradesman, Gus, was amazing and did pretty much the whole thing himself. “Throughout the renovation we tried to be sympathetic to the original warehouse by using natural materials such as brick, wood and metal,” James explains. “The brick slips we used throughout the main living spaces are a timeless design which work well with the colour scheme.”

The stair case was designed in the late ‘80s by Lord Richard Rogers who also designed Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and was here when we moved in. Our floor is a floating floor on top of the original floor. The original flooring was a bit of a disaster so we thought covering it might be better. The wooden beams are part of the original design of the warehouse. They’re really big, probably around 30 feet long. We stripped them all back and oiled them; it was an awful job as there was dust everwhere.

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DINING ROOM: Our dining table chairs are replicas of a Charles Eames design called Eiffel Chairs. They were only £35 each. The table is from eBay. It’s so big and heavy we actually had to get a crane to lift it in through a window. Four large planks of wood sit on actual pieces of scaffolding, I designed it myself and it cost £450 to make. I think the table is around 3 meters by 1.2 meters. The lights above the table are from Ikea. I bought the red wire separately. THE KITCHEN: The cooker is a range master by Aga. They’re not too expensive, probably about £1700. The bricks are actually tiles but made using bricks. We had them made to a custom colour.

But decorating the huge space didn’t come without its stresses. “The scale was a bit surprising and the sheer quantity of paint we needed was impressive,” James admits. “The brick slips were also a nightmare to put up on the walls. For me, mixing textures is key to any design though, especially if the palette is neutral or monotone which ours is. The contrast of the rough brick with the clinical, smooth Corian in the kitchen is a good example.” Even though James imagined the interiors himself, he does favour a number of interior designers. “Lord Richard Rogers designed the staircase in the property in the ‘80s which is stunning,” he boasts. “And the Andre Tammes’ lighting design is incredible and way ahead of its time.” On the contrary to initial thoughts, decorating and furnishing the loft didn’t break the bank. In fact there are



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only a few items in the whole house that cost more than £600, which he attributes to working with small businesses. “The Cool Wood Company made us two great beds. We have tried to let small suppliers’ custom-make as much as possible in the house. It has actually worked out cheaper than using the big companies.” With such a unique space could James even select his favourite area? “That’s tough,” he says. “The 60ft long open

TOP: This room is the smaller of the two living rooms and it’s called The Flying Club. The Chesterfield is from SofaSofa and was £725 and the Dupont chairs are £675 each from Authentic Models at Achica. It has a metal side which sort of resembles part of an aircraft. My drinks cabinet was a big treat to myself as it was slightly pricey at £1,495 from Authentic Models at Achica but I love it. The floor lamp was another eBay find; it was only £120 and arrived the day after I ordered it from India, very fast delivery. The Steamer Trunk coffee table was custom made at www.daughtersoftherevolution.co.uk RIGHT: I love the top hat lights in this larger lounge area. They’re from Mr J Designs. They felt great and right for the space. I use LED bulbs to save on the pennies, but they are still effective as lights. Again my sofa is from Sofa Sofa and they were £485 each. The pillows on top are all sourced individually.


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TOP: The bed was about £1,000 from www.thecoolwoodcompany. co.uk. I installed the LED lights underneath; they change colour with a remote control and they were only £16 from eBay. The Silver Aero metal dresser with the stool was £310 from www. scoutaboutinteriors.co.uk and my shaggy rug was about £80, another eBay find. RIGHT: This bedroom has a nautical theme which is inspired by Leith. I have a print of a painting of Leith from the 1820s, it was around £80. The oar is also from Achica and was £65. BELOW: All the lights in my bathroom change colour depending on the temperature of the water. So if you’re having a hot shower it will be red, a warm shower is green and a cold shower is blue. The bathtub was in the property when we took it over, we just re-enameled it. We decided to have the brick work effect in the bathroom too because I wanted to create an urban theme. I wanted it to feel like you were having a bath in an alleyway.

plan living space is the wow room but the Leith themed bedroom upstairs is super cosy.” Exotic treasures from his adventures as a pilot are dotted around the converted loft space and even store bought travel inspired items, “The travel trunk bar in The Flying Club, one of our living areas, is beautiful. Authentic Models make them (via Achica).” James’ inspiration lies with the raw, spacious vibes of a New York or Manchester unconventional hide away. “I love the my home, it’s a dream to live here so I’m the happiest man in the world. If I were to win the lottery though I might upgrade a few bits here and there.”


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TAKE THREE…

Introducing the latest food and drink offerings.

Blue Bear Café, photo by Susie Lowe

BLUE BEAR CAFÉ For locally sourced, scrumptious seasonal food try Blue Bear Café. They grow their own veg in an allotment and offer service with a welcoming smile. Expect an all day brunch menu and lighter bites like antipasti to nibble on. There’s also a selection of sweet treats to sample as you sip coffee, wine or beer. Good for… a good atmosphere and display of local artwork. Expect to pay… £7.95 for the Big Blue Bear Brunch and £2.95 for a scone with homemade jam and cream. Anything else I should know? The café is child and dog friendly and rumour has it they’ll soon be offering table tennis too. 9 Brandon Terr, EH3 5EA, Tel: 0131 629 0229, www.cafebluebear.co.uk

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TING THAI CARAVAN Forget caravan dining, this new (immobile) restaurant will have you craving a holiday in Thailand after tasting its delicious Thai street food. A small box of deep fried egg with crispy fried shallot, dry chilli and chilli jam won’t damage the wallet, nor will the larger dishes from a fiver. Try the hot and spicy Tom Yam Goong soup, £4.60, with king prawns for a winter warm up. Good for… Thai food lovers and chopstick loving hipsters. Expect to pay… from £2.60 for a small box (starter), bigger dishes are £5-9. Anything else I should know? They also do take away so pick up a box on the run. 8-9 Teviot Pl, EH1 2QZ, Tel: 0131 225 9801.


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THE FLYING DOG Specialising in an exclusive selection of gourmet hot dogs and Danish open sandwiches, The Flying Dog is a new addition to the bar scene in Leith. For food, the signature Flying Dog, topped with chilli, melted cheese and jalapeno peppers in a gluten free roll, £6.50, is a particular favourite. There’s a great selection of draught beers, gin, wine and Champagne too. Good for... a relaxed vibe, good hot dogs and beer. Expect to pay… around £6 for a hot dog or Smørrebrød open sandwich. Anything else I should know? The pub, located in what was once Trafalgar bar, has been completely revamped into a modern bar/diner. 24 Henderson St, EH6 6BS, Tel: 0131 467 7712.


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FOOD NEWS Sound bites

SLICE OF SUCCESS

FOOD THOUGHTS Make a dinner date at Rocca Restaurant at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel. The award-winning restaurant has recently expanded from St Andrews to open a new venue in the capital offering a delicious mix of Scottish Italian cuisine. Think good steak, pasta dishes and top notch cocktails. Rocca Bar and Restaurant, MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Rd, EH8 8AU, Tel: 0131 550 4520, www.roccaedinburgh.co.uk

It’s a tip of the hat to the Crolla family and Vittoria Group who scooped four big prizes at the esteemed Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association Awards 2013. La Favorita won Independent Pizza Restaurant of the Year and Vittoria claimed the Independent Italian Restaurant of the Year. Who’s hungry for an Italian tonight then? www.vittoriagroup.co.uk

Fine Italian food in the heart of Edinburgh

2 COURSE LUNCH – £7.50 with a dessert or a glass of wine – £9.50 (Monday – Friday) 2 COURSE LUNCH – £8.50 with a dessert or a glass of wine – £10.50 (Saturday) 2 COURSE DINNER – £14.95 with dessert or glass of wine – £16.95 A la Carte Menu available all day Open 7 days from 10am until late, child friendly menu. 96 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX T: 0131 629 1750 E: info@mia-restaurant.co.uk W: mia-restaurant.co.uk


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SCOTTISH DELIGHT Get stuck into some haggis, neeps and tatties and raise a toast to our national bard Rabbie Burns at Whiski bar on 25 January. The Burns supper, available at 12.30pm, 3pm, 6pm or 8.30pm, costs £30 per person and traditional Scots fiddle band, Muckle Flugga, will be playing from 9pm. Whiski bar, 119 High St, EH1 1SG, Tel: 0131 556 3095, www.whiskibar.co.uk

MEXICAN MUNCH Day of the Dead meets back street Edinburgh eatery at the newly refurbished Mexican restaurant, The Basement. Skulls, mismatched furniture and quirky wall fittings have given The Basement a new breath of life, plus the revamped menu and cocktail list doesn’t look bad either. The Basement Bar, 10a-12a Broughton St, EH1 3RH, www.basement-bar-edinburgh.co.uk

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DRINK TALK

ON THE GRAPEVINE

Bars. Brands. Booze

Justin Martindale, owner of Lothian Wine School, gives his recommendations.

GOOD VALUE The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand, £6.99 at Majestic Wine. A lovely, fresh, zingy style of Marlborough Sauvignon, this is a very good wine that’s intensely aromatic, with crisp flavours of passion fruit, guava and kiwi. Serve cold with shellfish.

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Whether you’re a novice or connoisseur, it’s time to tease your tastebuds with a whisky journey at Scotch, the Balmoral’s new signature whisky bar. Available from 25 January, each journey includes four or five drams based around the themes of region, finish, age and rarity. Whisky Journeys, from £35 per person, must be booked in advance. To book, Tel: 0131 524 7142 or email scotch@roccofortehotels.com

Petalos by Descendientes de J. Palacios 2011, Bierzo, Spain, £16.49 at Woodwinters. Recently voted Best Value Wine in the World by Robert Parker, the world’s most influential wine critic, Petalos is a hugely complex wine with flavours of damson, cherry, dark chocolate and spice.

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If you’re partial to a G&T you might want to try NB Gin, the latest hand crafted gin to hit Edinburgh’s bars. Distilled by husband and wife duo, Steve and Vic Muir, at a gin micro-distillery in North Berwick, the gin can be sipped at Juniper on 20 Princes Street and One Square at the Sheraton. Bottles can be picked up for £28.50 at Drinkmonger in Bruntsfield. divino-138x24-dec-2013-3mm Bleed.pdf www.nbgin.com

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Mount Langhi ‘Billi Billi’ Shiraz 2010, Victoria, Australia, £10.49 at Vino Wines. Rich and concentrated, this classic Australian Shiraz has a super smooth texture with jammy, dark berry fruits and Christmas spices. Best enjoyed with roast beef.

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Our Favourite Find Whether your New Year’s resolution is to smarten up or cut out the tardiness, now is the perfect time for a new watch. Parisian brand The Kooples has launched its first signature watches in collaboration with luxury watchmaker John Isaacs. The contemporary styled timepieces, priced from £230, are available with crocodile straps and steel or gold bezels and well within budget too. The Kooples, 37B George St, EH2 2HN, www.thekooples.co.uk

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You can apparently walk betw een any two places in the Pentagon in exactly seven minutes. The striking building, the HQ of the US Department of Defence, is one of the most recognisable in the world. In case of a cataclysmic loss of power or phone outage, architects laid out the five concentric rings - spre ad over 29 acres so senior officials could respond quickly.

GREAT CHIEFTAIN O’ THE SCOTS RACE For many people around the world, haggis is just another of Scotland’s quirks along with ginger hair and Nessie. But on 25 January haggis becomes the centrepiece in the celebration of an iconic Scottish figure - Robert Burns. So as you begin your ode, chew on these Burns Night tidbits… The Burns Supper tradition was begun by a group of Robbie’s closest friends who gathered on the fifth anniversary of his death to celebrate his life and works. It continues 212 years later. The poet was something of a lowlands lothario and may have fathered as many as 14 children with four different women. Robbie was voted the Greatest Ever Scot by television viewers in a 2009 poll and Burns’ song Is there for Honest Poverty was used to open the new Scottish Parliament. He is loved around the world and of all the non religious statues on the earth, only Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus have more dedicated to them than Burns. Poignantly, Burns’ youngest son Maxwell was born on the day of the poet’s funeral. Robbie’s wife could not go to the service.


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