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ISSUE 82 May/June 2019


Explore the Botanics’ Glasshouses Discover 3,000 exotic plants from around the world

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Welcome To The May/June Issue Of The Stockbridge Spotlight

Hopefully as this issue lands on your doorstep the sun will be out and the days will be warmer. This year seems to have just flown by - I only have one more issue after this one before I take a break over the summer. It hardly seems any time at all since the last summer holiday break!! ‘Looking towards Bass Rock Of course, summer means it is time for out door events to from North Berwick Beach’ start happening. Stockbridge Colonies Yard Sale is being 50cm x 50cm, Oil on canvas held on the 19th May. The event attracts hundreds of people

and has home made produce, cards, plants, accessories, arts and crafts and kids events all on offer. The new event for this year is the Stockbridge Summer Solstice taking place on the 23rd June. See page 16 for more details. Tracy Griffen has also kindly put together some info on gala days happening around the area this summer (Pg 31). Many thanks to Jamie Primrose for allowing me to use one of his images on this page. Jamie is holding a 15th anniversary showcase of his work in early June (details on page 20/21). I hope you enjoy this issue.

Best Wishes Sue

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The Stockbridge Spotlight

6 Health - May : National Walking Month

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10 Hard Sudoku 14 Parenting - Taking Back Control : Going Freelance 16 Stockbridge Summer Solstice 23 Managing Stress - Feelings Are The Key 26 History - The History Of The Mayflower 31 Roll Up! Roll Up ! 32 Simple Crossword 36/37 Community Spotlight, Puzzle Solutions 39 Baking - Fresh Cherry & Almond Cake

June/July 2019 Issue Artwork Deadline - 6th June Distribution Date - 19th June This is the last issue before I take a break over the summer, restarting the 2nd half of the year with an issue going out mid August. 2

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Good Brothers Wine Bar and Kitchen Award winning wine bar in the heart of Stockbridge will be re-launching its food offering in June 2019 after a short refurbishment. Please join us and enjoy a 15% discount during the month of June when you quote GOODBRO01 on booking. Feel free to drop in for a glass or two beforehand and hear about what is going on. 4-6 Dean Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh,EH4 1LW T : 0131 315 3311 E : W :


HARD SUDOKU 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 36) 10



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STOCKBRIDGE SUMMER SOLSTICE Stockbridge & Inverleith Community Council are hosting a trafficfree, activity-packed event on Raeburn Place this summer. The Stockbridge Summer Solstice will take place on 23rd June 2019, between 12 noon and 4 p.m. The road will be closed to vehicles during that time (other than for emergencies) so people will have easier access to this unique urban environment. There will be a stage at either end of the street offering entertainment from mostly local acts; the Colonies Choir and the Cheyne street Gang will be performing, along with Stockbridge band, the Professors of Logic. This is a great opportunity to find out what is happening in your area. Phoebe the face-painter will be there together with a variety of other street entertainers and decoration. Bistro tables will be available to rest at and chat or play board games provided. There will also be a pipe band parade and dancers. Traders will extend from their normal premises onto the pavements to allow for a more leisurely browse or just sit and drink in the atmosphere. There will be a number of special events taking place during the day. So far confirmed are fashion show provided by two of our local charity shops, free bicycle security marking by the Community Police, Sensory Play provided by The Yard and activities from the Botanics and RSPB. More events are being added all the time. Please come along to help us celebrate our community and take advantage of a special traffic-free occasion. Contact us at or follow us on our Facebook page. Note: Raeburn Place will be closed to road traffic between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 23rd June. There will be no street parking and the 24 & 29 buses will be diverted.

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Jamie Primrose Contemporary Scottish Artist

‘15th Anniversary’ showcase palette at Tyninghame and North Chic at Home ofEco shimmering vistas By Katherine ell pastel Berwick, including Bass Rock (see pic on the left). This is followed by moody, tempestuous West Coast seascapes with uplifting streams of light through dramatic clouds looking towards Lismore, Ardnamurchan and Mull (see pic below).

Primrose then contrasts atmospheric vistas with softer, colourful hues and shimmering ripples along both the Thames (see pic on the right) and the timeless waterways of Venice – the majestic, impressive surrounding architecture bathed resplendent in vibrant late afternoon light respectively.

‘Looking towards Bass Rock from North Berwick Beach’ 50cm x 50cm, Oil on canvas

To mark his special ‘15th Anniversary’ since he began presenting his new solo art collections twice or three times a year at The Dundas Street Gallery – best-selling artist Jamie Primrose celebrates with an incredible milestone retrospective there (exactly 15 years to the month) from Friday 7th – Saturday 15th June.

‘Moments in Time’ Exhibition

Although probably best-known for his stunning Edinburgh cityscapes and parklands, this is an amazing ‘highlight’ collection of over 60 outstanding oil paintings from a variety of destinations (captured from 2004-2019). Primrose focuses on the theme of ephemeral light impressions glistening onto water – which has always been a recurring motif in his acclaimed paintings. From recent works not too far from his home in the capital – he depicts the shorelands of the Forth, firstly illustrating intricate studies of the Forth Bridges, Newhaven, Cramond, Leith and Portobello Beach at sunrise and sunset. Next, he features East Lothian bays – from glorious, stormy cloud formations and iridescent sands to a softer impressionistic 20

Meanwhile the rich warmth of gleaming, continental light in summer along the Italian and French Riviera is beautifully highlighted

‘Luminous skies looking towards Mull’ 100cm x 150cm, Oil on canvas

Jamie Primrose ‘Moments in Time’ 15th Anniversary Exhibition Friday 7th – Saturday 15th June The Dundas Street Gallery 6a Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ Open Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm Admission free For painting enquiries or further details please contact: Mari Primrose t: 0131 446 9510 m: 07947 243 418 e: View paintings online now at

‘Twilight skies over the city from Waterloo Bridge’ 60cm x 60cm, Oil on canvas

– from the characterful, colourful houses in the Cinque Terre fishing villages of Liguria to the sparkling turquoise coves and spectacular vibrant sunsets in and around Antibes on the Cote d’Azur. Each magnificent oil painting mini-series complements the next, highlighting the collectable artist’s passion for skilfully expressing fleeting light onto water in a snapshot i.e. that special ‘moment in time’ just before or after an impending storm or the last vivid watery glimmer from sunset to sundown when the light is changing rapidly. Primrose is a master at wonderfully capturing luminosity, colour and atmosphere in his trademark style.

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With past sell-out solo exhibitions to his name, Primrose is regarded as one of Scotland’s most prominent, sought-after contemporary painters. Having attended The Edinburgh Academy (1977-90) and gained a Fine Art degree at Newcastle University (199094), he remarkably then travelled the world and worked in London for almost a decade without lifting a paintbrush. In 2003, Jamie returned home to become a professional artist and has achieved outstanding success – showcasing over 30 highly successful new solo collections in Edinburgh and London since then, his skilful work continually in demand by an ever-growing UK and international clientele, with critical acclaim.

“Jamie Primrose has an incredible feel for the light of his native Edinburgh and East Lothian ” The Sunday Times “Primrose’s paintings exude a heaven-sent sense of calm” The Herald “Jamie has had an astonishing degree of success with his atmospheric paintings” Galleries “Jamie Primrose’s paintings display an atmospheric, ethereal quality that makes his work so sought-after” Scottish Field “Primrose has an ever-expanding band of collectors snapping up his work” The Herald 15TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION (2004-2019) A retrospective of shimmering seascapes & waterscapes


Moments in Time Highlights: Venice, Italian & French Riviera, The Thames, Scottish shorelands of The Forth, East & West Coasts by Jamie Primrose, contemporary Scottish artist

7th – 15th June 2019,The Dundas Street Gallery Monday – Friday, 11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm 6a Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

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“Well-known artist” The Times Scotland on Sunday

Exclusive Opening Private Views: Friday 7th June, 6.00pm – 8.30pm Saturday 8th June 11.00am – 5.00pm

For invitations, please email Mari Primrose at quoting ‘Stockbridge Spotlight’ 21


Managing Stress – Feelings are the Key By Gillian Dalgliesh Stress lies in the eyes of the beholder. What may cause stress to one person, may not stress another person at all. It is important to realise that ‘being stressed’ is a state of mind. You have the choice of how you react to situations. And how you react to a situation impacts your internal and external world. Many people are aware that stress creates stress hormones like cortisol, adrenalin, and norepinephrine. But, to be clear, it’s not necessary for us to be actually facing a stressful event for our body to release these hormones! Thinking about, anticipating or recalling a stressful situation produces these same stress hormones. In other words, it’s not the situation itself, but how we feel in relation to it that generates stress hormones. Feelings are the key! The stress hormones are not unhealthy in small measures, but repeated negative thought patterns producing regular amounts of these stress hormones is corrosive to one’s mental and physical wellbeing.

blood vessels, vital in wound healing The neuroplasticity of our brains concerns the brain’s ability to change throughout an individual’s life. By consciously making the decision to mindfully detach oneself from negativity & stress and replace these feelings with happiness, wellbeing & gratitude, you strengthen the emotional connections “the neural pathways” in our brains, making it easier to regularly re-access a happy, healthy & tranquil state, which will naturally lead to better overall health. When you are able to change how you look at things, the things you look at change! Change Your Mind, Change Your Life! For more information on how life coaching &/or hypnotherapy can rapidly help you to eliminate negative thought patterns and replace them with sustainable positive ones. Please see ad for details.

So what about feelings of a different kind? What hormones do they produce? Feelings of love, kindness, happiness, wellbeing, and gratitude etc produce the hormones of serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. These are often referred to as the ‘happy hormones’ or the ‘cuddle chemicals’. Their effects on our bodies is very protective and healing in important ways and especially to our cardiovascular system. Some of their many health benefits are: - They act as anti-inflammatories, useful in preventing cardiovascular disease and lowering cholesterol - They produce nitric oxide which dilates our arteries and results in lower blood pressure - They play a key role as antioxidants in skin cells – slowing the ageing of the skin - They promote angiogenesis, regrowth of

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Roll up! Roll up! By Tracy Griffen “Since the 16th century, in towns and villages across Scotland, the annual fair or gala has been a focus for community life. Marking kinship, the day was a holiday and an opportunity to celebrate local industry and production, alongside sporting or musical prowess. Today, far from fading into history, Gala Day has continued as an expression of community cohesion, sometimes the only opportunity for families or neighbours to get together” A quote from – who ran ‘Queens for a Day’ project about Leith Festival pageant, and ‘Bow Tow’ about the heritage of Newhaven. We have both the Newhaven and Leith Gala days coming up, a new Summer Solstice event in Stockbridge then Trinity gala day in August. In these high-tech times it’s important to connect and catch up with our neighbours and friends. Social isolation is on the up, and attending a local Gala day is an easy way to feel more connected to your community. Newhaven Gala is on first, from 1.30pm on Saturday 1st June with a pageant going from Newhaven Harbour to Victoria Primary School for the crowning of Gala Queen, entertainment, refreshments and stalls. You can find more on the history of Newhaven on the Newhaven-on-Forth website where they also have a local history group. Leith Festival Pageant and Gala day is on Saturday 8th June this year. At 12pm the pageant (that has been going since 1907, originally to raise funds for Leith Hospital) leaves Pilrig Park going down Leith Walk to the Gala day on Leith Links. These days motorised floats are not allowed in either pageant, but both are a colourful spectacle nonetheless. Leith Gala day has live music, the Leith Dog show (2.30pm), a tea tent, stalls and refreshments. It is followed by a week-long festival of 66 events. More information can be found at Stockbridge Summer Solstice will be held on Sunday the 23rd June from 12 noon to 4pm. This new event for Stockbridge will see Raeburn Place become a traffic free zone for the day with stalls and entertainment for everyone. For more information see page 16. Stockbridge also has its own (slightly more recent) tradition of a rubber duck race down the Water of Leith. This usually takes places on the first Sunday of the summer school holidays (Sunday 30th June,tbc). The Trinity Gala is the last of the season, taking place on the 24th and 25th August. Join in and follow in the footsteps of the sunsoaked 2015 Gala which saw hundreds of people flock to take part. Calling all canines for this year’s infamous dog show, come to stock up on home baking, show your sporting prowess in multi-sports, tennis or bowling taster sessions, find out about Trinity’s local history or simply sit back, listen to the music and enjoy all the Gala fun. More information can be found at or follow the event @TrinityGala. 31

Simple Crossword Across 7. UK’s continent (6) 8. Waldorf salad nut (6) 9. Utilised (4) 10. Valuable, highly admired (8) 11. Repairs, mends (7) 13. Midriff (5) 15. Publish, issue (5) 17. Freedom (7) 20. Added extra (8) 21. Poisonous metal (4) 22. Cut into pieces (6) 23. More wealthy (6) Down 1. Largest country (6) 2. Timber (4) 3. Tribes, nationalities (7) 4. Clean with broom (5) 5. Last, final (8) 6. Lines of people (6) 12. Persuade (8) 32

14. Meals (7) 16. Puzzle, enigma (6) 18. Bartered (6)

19. Ditzy, light-headed (5) 21. Ornate fabric (4) (Soln on pg 36)




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June/July Issue Artwork Deadline 6th June

Distribution Date 19th June

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Community Spotlight Celebrate life with us at Sunday Assembly Edinburgh’s ‘secular congregation’ Talks, songs, poems, cake. Sundays 2nd June and 7th July Lifecare Edinburgh, 2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge EH4 1JB stockbridge_spotlight_apr18.pdf

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In various gardens in the Colonies, marked with balloons and decorations

Home Baking, Cakes & Preserves Live Music Face Painting & Children’s Activities Toys & Bric a brac Vintage Accessories & Textiles Cards & Prints Garden Plants Refreshments Arts and Crafts And much, much more It’s easy to get here by foot, bike or bus (numbers 8, 23, 24, 27, 29, 36). See for more details.


Accountants TaxAssist Accountants


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Art Exhibitions Jamie Primrose


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Gardening Interest Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Gardening Services Bernie Reddington The Garden Doctor

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Cat Care Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home15

Gas & Central Heating JSB Plumbing & Sons Plumbfaster

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Chiropodists New Town Footcare

German Cat Specialists Ashbrook Motor Services



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Going Out Good Brothers Wine Bar and Kitchen 9 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 1

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Plumbing Services JSB Plumbing & Son Plumbfaster

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Property Renovation Wilson & Wilson


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Roofing Services Ronald G Graham


Schools Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

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Handyman Services David A Burnett Douglas Grieve

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Social Activities Goldenacre Bowling Club


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Solicitors ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan 4/5


Counselling Services Adrian Tupper Bright Light Relationship Counselling


Decoratoring Services AM Decorating DCM Construction Decorum Decor

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Dog Care Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home 15 Edinburgh Dog And Cat Home Agria Dog Walk 2019 3/29 Driveways Alpine Paving & Driveways 34 Edinburgh Drivways & Landscaping 22

Storage Services Broughton Removals


Tile Suppliers Edinburgh Tile Studio


Vehicle Repairs Ashbrook Motor Services


Joinery Services Edinburgh Joinery Services 27

Window Renovation Craftworx


Landscaping Edinburgh Drivways & Landscaping

Wine Bars Good Brothers Wine Bar and Kitchen 9

Hypnotherapy George Lewis Hypnotherapy 7 Gillian Dalgleish 23 Jewellers Sheila Fleet



June/July Issue Artwork Deadline 6th June 38

Distribution Date 19th June


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Stockbridge Spotlight Issue 82 May/June 2019 Issue  

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Stockbridge Spotlight Issue 82 May/June 2019 Issue  

Stockbridge Spotlight Local Area Magazine