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ISSUE 75 June/July 2018


The Lost Words An Exhibition

Celebrating nature through words and watercolours Inverleith House The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Open daily, free entry

Exhibition organised by Compton Verney Dandelion © Jackie Morris



Hello And Welcome To The June/July Issue Of The Stockbridge Spotlight You can tell that the summer holiday period is almost here as you read through this issue. Our articles have a summer theme to them and we have several fringe shows featuring on our pages that you might enjoy. Plus we also have a chance to win tickets to the opening night of Kiss Me Kate at the Festival Theatre - details of how to enter are on page 10. Its always great to feature community news in the Spotlight and this issue we welcome Broughton High School who would like to update you, their neighbours, on some of their initiatives. They will be doing regular updates as we go through the year. And of course welcome to the new businesses featuring in this isssue - you will find several of them as you read through our pages. As usual I will be taking a break over the summer months and will be back with the next issue late August after the schools go back. I hope that you all enjoy the summer and here’s hoping for loads of warm, sunny days.


Best Wishes Sue

6 Finance - How To Save Money On Your Summer Holiday This Year 10 Win Tickets To Kiss Me Kate At The Festival Theatre 10 Hard Sudoko 14 Broughton High School Update 18 Home & Interiors - Embrace The Great Outdoors 26 Health - How Safe Is Your Suntan? 30 Pets - Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Water This Summer 32 Health & Fitness - Cycling For Health And Wellbeing 34 General Knowledge Crossword 38 Friends of Warriston Cemetery 39-42 Community Spotlight/Puzzle Solutions 43 Baking - Lemon & Almond Cookies

August/September 2018 Issue Artwork Deadline - 9th August Distribution Date - 22nd August 4

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How to Save Money on Your Summer Holiday This Year By Ann Haldon

The cost of travelling abroad has increased over the last year or so, mainly due to a fall in the value of sterling, but there are still ways you can save money on your summer holiday. You may secure a better exchange rate by visiting non-Euro countries such as Croatia or Poland, but what else can you do to reduce your costs without taking away the joy of a well-earned break?

WHEN YOU REACHED YOUR DESTINATION City sightseeing Many European cities offer free walking tours that are relaxed, informative, and help you get your bearings for the other days you’re there. They offer you a ‘feel’ for the city, with many people giving donations to the guide at the end of the tour, based on their experience.

Avoid the tourist traps when eating out Eating away from the main sights, even if Be flexible it’s only a short walk away, can literally halve If you can travel over a range of dates or your food and drink costs – although meals don’t have a particular destination in mind, you’ll have more chance of finding a bargain. eaten with an iconic view are certainly memorable, so is the bill when you leave. Maybe you just want to relax on a beach in If out for an evening drink, save money by the sun, in which case the destination may not be so important, or you might be looking standing at the bar rather than having your drinks served at a table. If breakfast isn’t for a city break with no particular country in part of your package, a local café will be far mind. cheaper than paying hotel prices where a Forget the frills premium tends to be charged if they’re not Although you can’t carry liquids through pre-booked. the airport, taking your own food on board BEFORE YOU GO

can save a considerable amount of money, particularly if you’re feeding a family. If you’re travelling with a ‘no frills’ airline, taking hand luggage only can also reduce your costs. Staying overnight at the airport? A deal that combines an overnight stay and parking at the hotel is likely to be cheaper than parking at the airport for the duration of your holiday. You can often save money by booking online, rather than through your travel agent.

Check data roaming charges before you go New legislation introduced in 2017 means that you can now use your mobile phone allowance free in EU-member states. Beware of ‘fair usage’ limits applied by mobile phone providers, however, as a lower limit may be set on your usage abroad. 6

Make lunch your biggest meal Set lunch menu prices can be considerably cheaper than paying for an extravagant dinner in the evening. Although you may not want to make lunch your main meal every day, doing so for one or two days means you can also enjoy a few lunchtime drinks without breaking the bank. Saving money on holiday needn’t be difficult. A little pre-planning goes a long way, so research your chosen city or resort well, and reap the benefits of making your money go further.




Win Tickets For Kiss Me Kate At The Festival Theatre Kiss Me, Kate is an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in the theatre. With a score studded with some of the greatest classics of American musical theatre including ‘BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE’, ‘ANOTHER OP’NIN’, ANOTHER SHOW, SO IN LOVE’, Kiss Me, Kate sizzles from start to finish and is simply ‘TOO DARN HOT’ to miss.

Win 2 tickets to the Opening Night on Wednesday 4th July! Just email with the subject line SPOTLIGHT for a chance to win! (Kiss Me, Kate, is running at the Festival Theatre from the 4th to 7th July).

HARD SUDOKO HOW TO PLAY Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9 with no repetition! Thats all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reason and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up. Its fun. Its challenging Its addictive. (Soln on pg 42) 10



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Neighbours, Everybody Needs Good Neighbours… – so the lyrics tell us in the world’s most recognised television theme song for Australia’s longest running soap opera! We’ve been neighbours since 1972, of course, when Broughton High School relocated from McDonald Road to its current site. And it is nearly ten years since our new state of the art building replaced the one we moved to initially. This is a beautiful neighbourhood to be a part of, so close to Stockbridge, Inverleith Park and the Botanic Gardens, and we very fortunate to share such magnificent surroundings.

• Neighbourhood trail

Aware that a small minority of our large and growing school role are not always good neighbours, we have launched a number of initiatives over the past six months or so to help encourage a more positive neighbourly attitude. We have also been making the most of opportunities to contribute to our local community and improve community involvement. What follows is a quick (but not exhaustive) lowdown, and we hope to keep you posted with our progress and with new projects via articles in the Spotlight from time to time.

All S1 pupils have been out in the local area in small groups, answering questions about local wildlife, locating bins, and picking up litter en route. They have been making suggestions about how we can be better neighbours. • Inverleith & Stockbridge Youth Community Council A number of our pupils have joined pupils form other local school on the new Youth Community Council which meets monthly. • Community involvement in school events Local residents have been invited to various concerts and an art exhibition over the last few months. From the feedback received this has been very much appreciated. • Eco-schools accreditation We are all set to work towards our bronze award, led by senior pupils, supported by teachers and partnering with the Friends of Inverleith Park. • Displaying pupil work in Stockbridge Library A photography exhibition was displayed quite recently for a week. Watch this space as we plan further displays! • Community café Our in house BRO-Enterprise team have set up a café in school on Friday afternoons, 1-3pm. Hot and cold drinks, soup, snacks and baking are for sale, and there are workshops for all ages and live music. This is proving popular and are welcome! • Assemblies Being good neighbours has been the theme of some assemblies this session. Pupils have been challenged about giving a good account of themselves and their school, particularly whilst they are boosting the local economy at lunch times! • Subject related project work Various departments have been involved in discussions about topics with different year groups based on local topics. This is to help our pupils connect our locality, helping build a sense of belonging. • Inverleith & Stockbridge Community Council The opportunity to present a couple of short reports at community council meetings has been much appreciated. Meeting local people in this context has led to some opportunities to work together. ...Neighbours should be there for one another, that’s when good neighbours become good friends 14

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Home And Interiors

Embrace The Great Outdoors By Katherine Sorrell Make the most of summer sunshine by ensuring your garden is a great place to relax and entertain. Every outside space, no matter how large or small, has the potential to become an extra ‘room’, whether you plan to use it for tending plants, entertaining friends or simply relaxing in the sun with some music and a book. And, just as you would do with indoor rooms, it is worth spending time considering how to make your garden both practical and beautiful. Perhaps just a few quick, inexpensive changes will do the trick – or you may wish to push the boat out and consider an entire redesign. Look at the bigger picture first. As well as your budget, you’ll need to consider what you really want from your garden. To begin with, sketch a scale plan of the space on graph paper and decide what will go where. Revamping your landscaping is a major job, but if this is the aim then consider what materials you intend to use – for paving, fencing, pots, furnishings and so on – and ensure that they co-ordinate. Set the dining area nearest the house, with space for a barbecue nearby or, perhaps, a wood-fired pizza oven (build your own or buy one off the shelf) or even an outdoor kitchen complete with worktop, storage, sink and bar. In a large garden you could fit a play area at the far end, with swings and/ or a climbing frame, trampoline or tepee. And a peaceful area away from both the house and the children would be ideal for a hammock or swing seat – perhaps near some scented flowers or under a tree for shade. You can signal changes of function by altering the flooring materials and introducing interesting changes of levels. Think about lighting at the earliest possible 18

stage. While solar and battery-powered lights can look amazing, an outdoor lighting circuit (installed by a qualified electrician) will allow your garden lighting to be even more flexible and effective. Consider what elements of your garden would benefit from illumination, whether it’s steps to the seating area or a particularly sculptural tree, and add enough general lighting to allow you to enjoy the garden into the evening. Wall lights (perhaps with motionactivated sensors) are ideal for paths and passageways, while strings of lights can be wound around trees, posts and trellises for a party atmosphere. If you are not starting your garden design from scratch, there are still plenty of quick, inexpensive fixes to make a big difference, including simply moving or re-arranging the furniture, adding a canopy or sunshade or setting out a few large pots with dramatic planting. Fit a simple metal archway over a path for a pretty focal point, or install a small wooden pergola as a shady resting place. Consider refreshing walls or fencing with a coat of paint – matt black and very dark blue are both very on-trend and provide a fabulous backdrop for the vivid colours of plants. To make your outside space feel even more like an indoor/outdoor room, add comfortable seating, whether in the form of deck chairs, loungers, low-level chairs or even sofas covered with waterproof fabrics. Put side tables nearby for books, drinks and phones, and consider accessories such as outdoor bean bags, rugs and cushions. For eating, it is worth investing in solid, durable dining chairs and tables, bearing in mind that, to make it last longer, most garden furniture should be stored away when not in use. That said, second-hand garden furniture is often (cont’d on pg 20)



readily available at a good price, and can be easily disguised with a lick of paint or a pretty oilcloth. Add a selection of plates, bowls, pitchers, tumblers and napkins in this season’s hot, tropical shades and you have transformed your garden into an oasis for outdoor living. Image Left: Manutti River Garden sofa, £4,110, and garden chairs, £1,720 each, all Go Modern Furniture: 020 7731 9540; Image Above: Roshults 5m outdoor kitchen island with bar, £26,290, Chaplins Furniture: 020 8421 1779;


Tiny gardens, courtyards, decks and balconies can be wonderful places to hang out and relax – and have the advantage of being incredibly low maintenance. • All you really need is a couple of chairs and a small table. If they fold up out of the way, so much the better. Alternatively, cleverly designed built-in furniture can maximise corners and any awkward spaces. • Furniture that doubles as storage (a chest used as a table, for example) is invaluable for holding gardening equipment or picnic paraphernalia. • Make the most of vertical space with tiered and hanging planters, even a living wall. • Paint the walls bright white and, if your plants are in pots, choose reflective containers. • Avoid dark corners by installing a variety of lighting, from battery-powered string lights to solar torches stuck into pots. • Increase the sense of space by hanging a mirror on a sheltered wall to reflect the light. • Don’t mix too many different materials. When choosing hard landscaping, pots, furnishings and accessories, stick to a limited palette to avoid a jumble of colours and textures.

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Introducing Calm on Canning Street Edinburgh’s most beautiful boutique Yoga and Wellbeing studio

Founded by yoga practitioner Katy Lomas, Calm on Canning Street is more than just a ‘functional’ yoga studio. It offers a place where people can relax and connect after yoga as well as learn meditation and mindfulness practices. The timetable includes Hot Yoga, Beginners Yoga, Hatha & Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Lunchtime Express Yoga and Pilates as well as weekly Meditation and Mindfulness classes. The studio also has three Wellbeing Rooms which offer a variety of Massage Treaments, Life Coaching, Counselling & Acupuncture. The studio has a strong community focus and Wednesday afternoons at the studio are reserved for charities and not for profit organisations to use free of charge. The first community partnership is with Four Square, an organisation aiming to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion who will be running mindfulness sessions for their clients as part of their Springboard project. Katy says ‘Calm on Canning Street is the culmination of everything I have learnt 22

over the last 10 years. Our core values are community, connection and consciousness. My aim with this space is to help people feel calmer and more grounded, support local businesses and to provide a beautiful sanctuary in the heart of the Edinburgh.’ Katy Lomas has been on quite a journey since launching her marketing career in London on a Graduate Scheme with Barclays 10 years ago. She relocated to Sydney in 2010 and worked in banking for 4.5 years before deciding to give up corporate life altogether and explore off grid community living and a more simplistic way of life in Europe. She relocated to Portugal and lived in her camper van in an off grid community for 9 months and then travelled to India to become a yoga teacher. Motivated by the desire to spread the benefits of yoga to more people, she decided to move back to the UK and set up her own yoga business, Katy and The Calm. She moved to Edinburgh to be with her partner Ross and together Ross and Katy have created Calm on Canning Street as a combination of their passions.

Throughout June, Calm on Canning Street are running their ‘Wellbeing Month’. New clients to the studio can claim a FREE yoga class simply by using the code ‘JUNE18’ when they sign up to any class on the timetable. The studio will be offering new meditation classes (all donation based), discounted treatments and sessions in their wellbeing rooms, a FREE 3 week mindfulness course and an array of workshops and events every weekend. Calm on Canning Street 16 Canning Street, EH3 8EG (Photo Credit - Alix McIntosh) 23




How Safe is Your Suntan? By Alison Runham

Books and magazines often advise us how to ‘tan safely’ and describe people as looking ‘healthy and tanned’, inextricably linking these two words in our minds. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. As the NHS baldly states, “There’s no safe or healthy way to get a tan.” If you’re not convinced, let’s look at why your skin tans. The PROBLEM WITH SUNTANS However light it is, however slowly you built it up, and whether you got it lying in your back garden, a Mediterranean beach or a sunbed, a tan proves that your skin has been exposed to too much radiation. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, around 5% of the UV (ultraviolet) radiation it receives is UVB, responsible for sunburn. The other 95% is UVA, responsible for tanning, aging, wrinkling and coarsening the skin. UVA rays penetrate to the lower layers of the epidermis, stimulating cells called melanocytes to produce melanin, the brown pigment that gives your skin its tanned appearance. This is the skin’s defence mechanism. Your skin has good reason to go into defence mode. Prolonged exposure to UV rays increases your risk of developing malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and non-melanoma skin cancer too. THE PROBLEM WITH SUNBEDS The World Health Organization classifies sunbeds as a ‘Group 1 Carcinogen’ – something scientifically proven to cause cancer in humans. Sunbeds, sunlamps and tanning booths emit the same harmful UV radiation as the sun, so they increase your risk of developing both malignant melanoma and no-melanoma skin cancers too. But tanning devices are potentially more dangerous than sun exposure. Many sunbeds give out greater doses of UV rays than the midday tropical sun, and you’re 26

relying on manufacturers and operators to ensure you get a ‘safe’ dose of UV. In 2006, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products stated the maximum ultraviolet radiation from sunbeds shouldn’t exceed 0.3W/m2, or 11 standard erythema doses per hour (erythema means reddening of the skin caused by sunburn). That’s equivalent to exposure to the tropical sun, which the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as extreme. So, it’s not surprising that sunbeds can cause more damage than exposure to sunlight. Your risk depends on your skin type, including the presence of moles, and the frequency and length of your sunbed sessions. Age is a factor too and, in the UK, it’s illegal for people under the age of 18 to use sunbeds. “Sunbed use and overexposure to the sun can be a risk to the skin at any age,” say The British Association of Dermatologists. “However, a review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that first exposure to sunbeds before the age of 35 years increases the risk of melanoma by 75 per cent.” Unfortunately, the symptoms of skin damage can take up to 20 years to appear, so it can be easy to fool yourself that you’ve done no harm. But research shows that people who are frequently exposed to UV rays before the age of 25 or who experience sunburn in childhood have a greatly increased risk of developing skin cancer later in life. GUIDELINES FOR USING TANNING EQUIPMENT A sunbed operator should discuss your skin type with you before you use a sunbed and advise you on the limit of your session length. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends you shouldn’t use UV tanning equipment if you: • have fair, sensitive skin that burns

(cont’d on pg 28)


easily or tans slowly or poorly • have a history of sunburn, particularly in childhood, or badly sun-damaged skin • have lots of freckles and red hair • have lots of moles • are taking medicines or using creams that make your skin sensitive to sunlight • have a medical condition aggravated by sunlight, such as vitiligo • have a personal or family history of skin cancer You should also be especially cautious if you’re pregnant. Pregnancy can make your skin more sensitive and prone to burning and pigmentation (patches of dark skin). Some studies have suggested there may be a link between increased UV rays and folic acid deficiency, as UV rays can break down folic acid. Folic acid is vital for the development of the baby’s neural system (brain and spinal cord). STAY SAFE IN THE SUN Avoid the sun when it’s strongest (between


11am and 3pm, March to October, in the UK). Never allow yourself to burn. Cover your skin and don’t forget a hat and sunglasses. If you’re not wearing sunglasses or wearing sunglasses without adequate UVA and UVB protection, then your eyes can suffer damage too, resulting in conjunctivitis, irritation or even cataracts. Remember that sunscreen only reduces UV exposure; it doesn’t eliminate it. Use sunscreen that’s in date, with at least fourstar UVA protection and an SPF of at least 15 (30 or higher if you’re fair-skinned or using it on children) USEFUL INFORMATION: Sunbed regulation Act 2010: uk/ukpga/2010/20/contents HSE guidance on the use of UV tanning equipment: British Association of Dermatologists’ advice on sunbeds: NHS sunscreen and sun safety advice: www.nhs. uk/livewell/skin/pages/sunsafe.aspx




Cycling for Health and Wellbeing By Tracy Griffin Riding a bike is one of the best things you can do for your health. It’s a low impact aerobic exercise that tones your legs and derrier, strengthening your heart too. And it’s a great form of transport, cycling burns fat rather than money (and petrol is going up in price every week). Edinburgh is slowly improving for cyclists. Better infrastructure is being built into new roads, which makes cycling safer for everyone. When I first started PTing in 2005, I rode my bicycle around Edinburgh to all of my clients. It’s the quickest way around and you’re never short of a parking space. Another advantage (I realise in hindsight) was that I used the 20 to 30 minutes of cycling between fitness appointments as ‘decompression’ time – planning the next PT session in my head as I sped along the cycle paths. Cycling (in fact any aerobic exercise) is also excellent for maintaining a positive headspace. Your body naturally releases ‘feelgood’ neurotransmitters as you exercise, including dopamine. An ideal form of exercise for both fat burning and mood (and metabolism) boosting is a nice steady bike ride. If you’ve not ridden for awhile, be sure to get your bike serviced first. It may be as rusty as you are! Start easy, in a local park or cycle paths to get your confidence back. As a cyclist there are many roads I avoid in Edinburgh, major bus routes especially. Lothian Road, Ferry Road, Princes Street are all pretty unpleasant to cycle along, and there are quieter back streets that are preferable. A Spokes map (available from or your local bike shop) will show you the quiet streets and you can learn some interesting shortcuts for two wheels. When I opened up my fitness studio in 2010, I noticed that I put on weight as I was no longer cycling in between PT sessions, but sitting down and having a snack instead! So to incorporate more aerobic exercise into my week, I try to cycle as many journeys as possible. 32

Entering into a race is another way to build up cycle confidence and fitness. I recently took part in the Etape Caledonia sportive (see photo), an 85 mile scenic Highland cycle race. Having an event to aim for gave me a reason to get back out on my bike and get the legs pumping. It made me go faster and cycle better, and in fact I’d love to share some of my cycling fitness secrets with you in my upcoming ‘Fitness for Cyclists’ workshop for the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Personal Trainer Tracy Griffen runs a fitness studio next to Leith Cycle Co, just off Leith Walk. Her ‘Fitness for Cycling’ workshop is on 6.30pm Thursday 21 June at the Griffen Fitness studio. Limited tickets from tracy@ or phone 07743741088, tickets £10 / £8 concession. Free healthy nibbles provided.


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE CROSSWORD Across 1. Tree of the maple family (8) 5. Rounded thicklycurled hairdo (4) 9. Tapestry used as a wall hanging (5) 10. Square hole made to receive a tenon (7) 11. Branched ornamental lampholder (10) 13. Preserve a dead body (6) 15. Living agent

that carries and transmits a disease (6) 18. Italian blue cheese (10) 22. Sound made by blowing through pursed lips (7) 23. Indian form of address for a man (5) 24. Rear-facing point on an arrow (4) 25. Legal action where the outcome is likely to set a precedent (4,4)

Down 1. Scenery and other properties of a dramatic production (5,3) 2. Woody core of a maize ear (7) 3. Craftsman who works with stone (5) 4. German field marshal nicknamed the Desert Fox (6) 6. Mendicant monk (5) 7. Call used three times by a Town Crier (4) 8. Lubricating substance (6) 12. Vessel made of a material suitable for high temperature chemical reactions (8) 14. Official emissary of the Pope (6) 16. Tube that conveys air in and out of the lungs (7) 17. Exist as an essential, permanent, or characteristic attribute or quality of a thing (6) 19. Flexible twig of a willow tree (5) 20. Beginning of an offensive (5) 21. Piece of cotton used to apply medication (4)

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Friends Of Warriston Cemetery

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The Friends of Warriston Cemetery was set up in 2013 to combat the ever-encroaching ivy and invasive weeds threatening to swamp the site entirely. Five years on, there’s a dramatic difference! Warriston, opened in 1843 and now owned by the City of Edinburgh Council, was the first designed Victorian garden cemetery in Edinburgh. The Friends aim to ensure that the monuments and the garden design and sculptures are all visible, so that families may visit graves and other interested parties may explore this slice of Edinburgh’s rich heritage. The Friends also intend to enhance the local biodiversity and to introduce more suitable planting. The Cemetery is already home to a wide variety of birds and butterflies. Annual Services of Remembrance are held at the War Memorial each November, visitors from around the globe are frequently assisted, volunteers are on duty most Doors Open Saturdays in September, and guided tours are offered, often during the History Festivals or by arrangement. New volunteers or supporters are welcome, but anyone may come for a walk around this almost hidden little gem of semi-woodland, tucked around the corner in Warriston/ Inverleith. Spring can be the best time, when the flowers start with snowdrops, then primroses, daffodils and anemones, followed by bluebells and a variety of wildflowers. Later, into the summer, we have geraniums providing a blaze of colour around the remains of the famous Red Lady mausoleum. Enquiries can be made to


Community Spotlight


Community Spotlight Celebrate life with us at Sunday Assembly

St Vincent’s Chapel Stockbridge Sundays

10.30am Sung Eucharist

Edinburgh’s ‘secular (no music on 3rd Sunday in the month) 6pm Evensong congregation’ Thursdays 11am Eucharist Talks, songs, poems, cake. Join our friendly

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All Trades DCM Construction 3 Accountants TaxAssist Accountants 31 Art Exhibitions The Laurel Gallery 15 ‘The Lost Words ‘Exhibition at Royal Botanic Garden 1 Baby Signing Classes Scents of Wellbeing 27 Bespoke Kitchens Fraser Joinery & Bespoke Kitchens 15 Boutique Gift Shops Nice Stuff 21 The Dragonfly 21 Building Services DCM Construction 3 Ronald G Graham 10 Carpets & Flooring James Erskine 38 Chiropodists Mary O’Sullivan 16 New Town Footcare 28 Clay Modelling Courses Powderhall Bronze 13 Complementary Therapies Scents of Wellbeing 27 Neals Yard 19 Computer Services AV & PC Homehelp 7 Simplyfixit 24 Counselling Services Bright Lights Relationship Counselling 2 Counselling Conversations 29 Decoratoring Services AM Decorating 16 DCM Construction 5 Edinburgh City Council Shared Repairs Service 7 Edinburgh Festival Fringe A Good Enough Girl 17 Bugle Boys 5

Stockbridge Church Fringe 9 The Steamie 11 Electricians Kelly Electrical 33 McElhone Electrical 15 Estate Agents Retties 12 Framing Services The Laurel Gallery 15 French Polishing James Erskine 31 Gardening Services Bernie Reddington 19 Gas & Central Heating JSB Plumbing & Sons 33 Plumbfaster 31 Going Out A Good Enough Girl 17 Bugle Boys 5 Spinback 5 Stockbridge Church Fringe 9 Strictly A Capella 34 ‘The Lost Words’ Exhibition at Royal Botanic Garden 1 The Steamie 11 Handyman Services David A Burnett 25 Health & Fitness A K Pilates 8 Calm On Channing Street 22/23 Griffen Fitness 32 Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation Classes 19 Health Food Shops Real Foods 44 Job Opportunities Body Shop At Home 37 Joiners Edinburgh Joinery Services 13 Fraser Joinery & Bespoke Kitchens 15 Jewellers Sheila Fleet 35 Landscaping Services G M Land Solutions


Language Classes/Courses Speak Out With Confidence 25 Office/Garage Clearance Man/Men With A Van 20 Organic Produce Real Foods 44 Pilates Classes A K Pliates 8 Plastering Services DCM Construction 5 Plumbing Services DCM Construction 3 JSB Plumbing & Son 33 Plumbfaster 31 Property Maintenance DCM Construction 3 Property Letting Retties 12 Property Rental Greatbase 25 Removals/House Clearances Man/Men With A Van 20 Roofing Services DCM Construction 3 Ronald G Graham 10 Sculpture Courses Powderhall Bronze 13 Social Events Body Shop At Home 36 Spinback 5 Tai Chi Classes Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation Classes 19 Tree Surgeons G M Land Solutions 13 Upholstery James Erskine 31 Vegan Products Vegan Tipples 7 Window Renovation Craftworx 16 DCM Construction 3 Wine Suppliers Vegan Tipples 7 Yoga Studios Calm On Channing Street 22/23

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Sweet Recipe Lemon & Almond Sandwich Cookies These delightful crisp and buttery lemon and almond cookies have a tangy layer of lemon curd in the middle.

Ingredients: • 115g unsalted butter, softened • 115g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 1 tsp almond extract • 1 large egg yolk • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting • Milk, for sealing and glazing • 2-3 tbsp good quality lemon curd • 2 tbsp flaked almonds

Makes 10 Ready in 40 minutes, plus chilling and cooling


Replace the lemon curd with jam, marmalade or chocolate hazelnut spread for a change of flavour. Remember the filling will be very hot straight out of the oven, so be sure to leave to cool completely before tucking in!

1. Place the butter, sugar and almond extract in a

mixing bowl and beat with a hand-held electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk then gradually beat in the flour to form a crumbly dough.

2. Gather the dough with your hands and knead

lightly until smooth. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until firm.

3. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Roll the

dough out on a lightly floured surface to 2mm thick. Using a 7cm round fluted cookie cutter, stamp out 20 rounds, re-rolling the dough as necessary. Place on the baking sheets and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas mark 5.

4. Lightly brush around the edge of half the cookie dough rounds with a little milk. Drop ½ tsp of lemon curd in the centre of these rounds. Carefully top with the rest of the cookie dough rounds, gently pressing to seal the edges.

5. Glaze the tops lightly with milk and sprinkle with

the extra caster sugar and flaked almonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until pale golden. Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. 43


Stockbridge Spotlight Issue 75 June/July 2018  

Stockbridge Spotlight

Stockbridge Spotlight Issue 75 June/July 2018  

Stockbridge Spotlight