The Trinity Spotlight June/July 2024

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June/July 2024

Welcome to this June/July Trinity Spotlight. As this issue drops through your door the schools holidays and summer break season will be just about starting. If you are heading off to find some summer sun and warmer weather please bring some home with you! Or perhaps we might be lucky and the Scottish weather will take a turn for the better for those of us staycationing or working over the summer. It would be lovely to get out in the garden and use the barbeque.

If you are around over the summer we have some holiday activities for families and the kids, including The Royal Botanic Garden running a Play With Plants event with lots of hands on fun, plus some with Lego. And a couple of Fringe shows if you out and about in August.

On the community front, its great to have some articles again with a local focus - I hope you find them interesting. If you are a community or charity organisaton and would like to let the local residents know about your events or are looking for new members please get in touch. I would love to hear from you and support your group.

As usual The Spotlight will be taking a break over the summer so the next issue will drop through your door late August. If you are a business and would like to feature in this issue give me a call or send me an email. With 5000 copies of the Trinity Spotlight going through letterboxes in 4 days it is a great way to let our readers know about you and your services.

I hope you have a lovely summer.

Best Wishes Sue

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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 50)


We offer lessons for Beginners starting in September 2024.

For more details please call 0131 552 3122 or email

36b Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 5NE


Bringing People Together

An exciting local initiative to support people living with a new diagnosis of dementia is welcoming new members at The Heart of Newhaven.

The motto of The Heart of Newhaven Community is “Bringing People Together”.

Meeting Centres are clubs run by and for people who are living with mild to moderate dementia, early onset dementia, a recent diagnosis, those with mild cognitive decline or awaiting a diagnosis, their families, and friends.

The Meeting Centre ethos is to focus on the strengths of individual members. We aim to support people living with dementia to take ownership of their lives following their diagnosis and to regain confidence in their own abilities. Person-centred activities aim to empower members and their care partners to make informed decisions on their dementia journey.

Set up in the Netherlands over 25 years ago, studies show that after 7 months participants felt positive effects of attending Meeting Centres. Later piloted in Italy, Poland and the UK, there are now over 160 centres in the UK and 19 meeting Centres throughout Scotland.

Up to12 members can attend and after a welcoming cuppa we all take part in an activity that the group has chosen. You might like to help in our garden, get crafty, explore art materials, or enjoy preparing something tasty to eat. You might enjoy indoor sports, singing or exploring the local area. Whatever you want to try, we aim to support your personal skills and choices. If you are you curious about navigating change and interested in meeting like minds, please contact Jan Brown: 0131 259 6838 or email:

You can self-refer or ask your GP or Link Worker to contact us. Following a chat with our Meeting Centre Manager, to discuss your skills and hobbies, the first 4 sessions are free to attend as we get to know each other. If you choose to become member, we ask for a contribution towards the costs of room hire. Each 2-hour session includes hot drinks and a snack, suggested donation is £5, and a friend or carer comes free.

If you need help with personal care or have access or mobility issues you may need to bring a friend or care partner to support you.

We meet every Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm in the Anchor Building, Heart of Newhaven, 2-4 Main Street, Newhaven, EH6 4HY.


If you would like to hear more about The Echoes of Us and the author, Emma will be taking part at the Lighthouse Bookshop First Date Festival at Summerhall on Saturday 15th June and doing a Q and A at Livingston Waterstones on the 20th June.

Please see the following websites for more details:


Weight Loss Jabs v Programming Your Subconscious Mind For Sustainable Weight Loss Success

It’s not an either/or, you can use the jabs and use my techniques at the same time. There’s been a lot in the media lately about the positives & negatives of losing weight using the weight loss jabs. Many people feel that the jabs are something they’d be happy to try, however: - due to cost,

- personal choice,

- being unable to put up with the side effects,

- worry about long term health,

- or some other reason, a lot of people stop using it, and most people quickly regain much of the weight they’ve lost. Many people think that they’ll use the jabs until they’ve lost a significant amount of weight and that by then they’ll feel so much better about themselves, that they’ll be able to stop using the jabs and happily eat a normal healthy diet while continuing to diet and lose weight naturally. If only it were that simple!

To my way of thinking, weight loss jabs are a temporary sticking plaster! Because all the reasons causing people to eat unhealthily in the first place remain unaddressed. Many of our unbalanced eating patterns and poor dietary habits are deeply ingrained in our subconscious and are played out in our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. Weight loss jabs do nothing to address that, hence the reason most people revert to old patterns when they stop taking it. However, here’s some great news!!!!

It doesn’t have to be an either or approach with weight loss jabs. By combining using the jabs while reading my book, ‘Weight Loss Without Willpower – Learn how to programme your subconscious mind for sustainable weight loss success’, and/or by working with me, you can be losing weight, while similtaneously learning how to re-wire your automatic beliefs, thoughts and behaviours, and resetting your mindset to enhance your healthy weight loss journey.

So by the time that you feel ready to stop using the jabs, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that on your journey, you’ve learned the insights, self-awareness, mind tools, tips & techniques to healthily & sustainably support you on your weight loss journey!

And it doesn’t just stop at weight loss! The powerful & positive methods that I teach can be applied to any area of your life!

Learn how to experience self-belief, selfcontrol, self-empowerment and self-confidence like never before!

If you’d like more information, do get in touch for a free exploratory chat.

Are you struggling to deal with issues in your life?

Weight Loss? Anxiety? Stress? Smoking? Phobias? Alcohol? Confidence?

If so, then hypnotherapy may be the solution.

Find out more about my holistic approach to resolving client’s issues on my website or call me on 07593 082 349 for a free consultation


Introducing Brian Rafferty

Exciting News!

I'm thrilled to announce that I am joining Vici Salon at 210A Newhaven Road! With a wealth of experience in the hairdressing industry and a background in numerous luxury salons, I am ready to bring my expertise and flair to this amazing team.

Starting this July 3rd, I'll be available to create stunning looks and share wonderful client experiences. The Vici staff and I can't wait to welcome you!

To celebrate my arrival, I am offering a **20% introductory discount** on all services over £40 and a 10% discount on retail products. This special offer is available for a limited time, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Visit my website at to schedule your appointment today! Alternatively more information about dates can be obtained by calling 0131 552 2899

Vici Salon – Where Style Meets Experience

Discover Exceptional Haircare with Kerasilk and Goldwell

Within the salon, I will be using Kerasilk products to maintain your amazing hairstyle. Kerasilk is a natural, cruelty-free, PETA-registered brand, ensuring there are no harmful chemicals involved. This means you can enjoy healthy hair without jeopardizing its condition with nasty ingredients.

For colour, I will be using Goldwell, a renowned brand at the forefront of hair science and technology. Goldwell’s ammonia-free colour leaves your hair looking natural yet bold, maintaining its health without any damage. This combination of Kerasilk and Goldwell is truly amazing. You must try it to experience the difference!

“Executries and Estates - at such a difficult time we aim to make legal matters as straightforward as possible.”

We understand that the prospect of dealing with the estate, following the loss of a relative or friend, can be overwhelming. We are here to offer you our advice and guidance - whether you have been appointed as an executor or are a beneficiary of an estate, our specialist team are here to help guide you through this process.

We deal with the legalities efficiently and with open, regular communication all the way through. We understand that every estate is different, and that you may never have had to deal with this before. Our friendly and approachable team will take time to answer all your questions.

Whether the estate is straightforward or more complex, we aim to navigate the legalities and practicalities as smoothly as possible. We have a small, specialised team who will do their best to ensure that the estate is settled as sensitively and efficiently as possible.

Our full executry service includes:

• Advice on inheritance tax

• Obtaining confirmation from court

• Dealing with the release of funds held at banks/investments

• Arranging the house clearance

• Property sales appraisal for confirmation

• Property sale


Selling a property with us

We understand that when dealing with a property in an estate it is important to deal with matters in a way which is sensitive and straightforward, and achieves the best result. If you would like one of our expert valuers to visit the property we would be delighted to help. Taking into account your instructions we will help you achieve the maximum possible price.

We are an ESPC Chartered firm with a specialised estate agency and conveyancing team who will do their very best to ensure that your sale transaction is as smooth and efficient as possible.

We offer a full estate agency and conveyancing service which includes:

• Free, no obligation, honest valuation of your property based on our expert knowledge

• High quality, professional, good value for money and, above all, personal and friendly

• Managing all aspects of marketing the property

• Advertising on ESPC, Zoopla, Prime Location, OnTheMarket and social media platforms

• Viewing service

• Advice and guidance on offers received

• Conveyancing

“Service you deserve, from people you can trust”

Summer Fun In Victoria Park

Are you looking for something to do outside to catch some of the fleeting Scottish summer? Look no further than Victoria Park! The Friends of Victoria Park have created a tree trail for kids and grownups. Head to the park and pick up a leaflet from one of the notice boards at the entries or scan the QR code and discover the variety of trees our park has to offer. From staples like Common Lime or Rowan to more exotic ones like Maidenhair Tree or Sweet Gum, you’ll find some interesting facts about the trees in the leaflet.

The trail was launched in May by the 7th Edinburgh North East Scouts (Leith Sea Scouts) and was also one of the many activities on offer at our latest community picnic on 9 June. More than 200 people came together, met neighbours, listened to live music and watched the fun dog parade. The face painting, scavenger hunt and children’s races were again a big hit with the kids. At our “ideas table”, we asked if there is anything else you would like to see added to the park and received a lot of great suggestions.

We are looking for more volunteers to turn some of those new ideas into reality and continue with our existing activities like monthly litter picks, our new herb garden (next to the toddler play park), bulb planting and the annual community picnic. We welcome all kinds of involvement, whether it’s for one particular project or across all our activities, hands on with litter picker or shovel or rather developing ideas and planning projects.

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact us on our Facebook page ( or by emailing We would love to hear from you!



Ferranti Bowling Club

7 Arboretum Place

Edinburgh, EH3 5NY

Tuesdays 9.00am

Tel: Anne 07821 273666


Ferranti Bowling Club

7 Arboretum Place

Edinburgh, EH3 5NY

Tuesdays 5.30pm

Tel: Anne 07821 273666


Granton Parish Church

55 Boswall Parkway

Edinburgh, EH5 2DA

Thursdays 6.00pm

Tel: Anne 07821 273666


Granton Parish Church

55 Boswall Parkway

Edinburgh, EH5 2DA

Fridays 9.30am

Tel: Anne 07821 273666

The Formula For Learning A New Language? You + Confidence.

This summer, Speak in a Week is back! Language confidence in one week with Speak Out’s popular summer intensive course. Choose from Spanish, Italian, French or German and get yourself holiday-ready!

There are 3 language levels: Speak in a Week for beginners will teach you the practical language skills you need to communicate confidently abroad. Improvers is for those who already grasp the fundamentals and want to develop their conversation and vocabulary. Intermediate is for nonbeginners who wish to build confidence and fluency. Contact us at or on 07825 597056 and we’ll help you find the right level

Speaking a foreign language with confidence is easier than you think. Whether you’re a beginner or have prior experience, our lessons have helped over a thousand students learn a new language in a way that is easy, friendly, and relaxed.

Speak in a Week is £180 per person. Places are limited to 8 per group. This enables quality instruction and a friendly environment, ensuring you get the maximum amount of speaking practice.

Speak in a Week sells out quickly, so get in touch today to register interest hello@speakoutwithconfidence

07825 597056


LifeCare Offers Free Relaxing Activities For Local

Unpaid Carers

Are you an unpaid carer? Do you support another adult – friend or relative – due to their age, illness or disability? Then this could be for you.

Local charity LifeCare Edinburgh understands how important it is for unpaid carers to get a well-deserved break. Based on Cheyne Street, the charity offers a range of respite services such as their registered day clubs, outreach care, help at home and meals on wheels services. The charity also offers a fantastic range of free drop-in activities designed for unpaid carers to relax, do something for them and meet others in a similar position.

Join us to try a new activity or get back to something you love. All sessions take place in the LifeCare Hub on Cheyne Street and run through the week at different days and times. Why not pop along to Zumba on a Monday 6pm, Watercolours on a Tuesday at 11am, Painting and Sculpture for Beginners on a Thursday at 11am or Yoga on Sunday at 5pm.

Everyone that joins a class receives a voucher for a free tea or coffee in the charity’s community café CafeLife based within the hub.

Thanks to these activities, carers report feeling supported, connected, valued, refreshed and overall they feel better equipped to continue in their caring role. One carer recently told us “I feel like myself again”

All activities are drop-in, no need to book, and are completely free thanks to funding from The Short Break Fund and LNER Community Fund. You’re welcome to bring along the person you care for.

To find out more drop in to the hub on Cheyne Street, call 0131 343 0940, email or visit

We can’t wait to welcome you.


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Spotlight On Wine by Diana Thompson

June/July 2024 - Spotlight On Rose

When the sun comes out it’s hard to resist reaching for a chilled bottle of rosé and enjoying it in the sunshine. Here is a selection of still and sparkling everyday rosés and those for special occasions – make sure you have them chilled at the ready.

Villa Maria Private Bin Blush Sauvignon 2022, New Zealand – Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys - from £9

All the fabulous hallmarks of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with a delicious touch of red fruit from a small proportion of Merlot. Beautifully refreshing.

Minuty Prestige Rosé, Provence, France – Majestic from £20.99

A step up from Château Minuty’s “M de Minuty” and a stunning premium Provence rosé. Delicate blossom on the nose followed by delectable white peaches and a hint of wild strawberries. The epitome of elegance.

La Gioiosa Prosecco DOC Rosé Millesimato Brut, Italy – Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco, Majestic from £8.99

Delicate floral nose, with redcurrants, raspberries and pomegranate fruit. Perfectly dry and great with sunshine.

Champagne Taittinger Prestige Rosé, France – WoodWinters, John Lewis, Goldenacre, Asda, Sainsbury’s from £48

An intense bouquet of rose petals make way for crushed raspberries, hints of red cherries and a splash of rhubarb. Followed by a length which will go on throughout summer @WineEventsScot

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Being Thankful

The modern world is a crazy chaotic place, enough to drive anxiety levels up and multiply feelings of despair. As a survival instinct we’re hard-wired for ‘negativity bias’, that is focusing on the negative to remember pain to avoid it in the future. Given this, it is also within our minds to alter how we view the world. The world will still be chaotic, but we can view it in a different way.

Being thankful for what we have: safe drinking water, clean air, a society not at war, family, friends, pets, plants, our homes and favourite things. We have a lot to be thankful for. And this simple practice of gratitude can greatly help boost both your mental and physical health.

According to the American Heart Association:

“Research has shown that that the practice of gratitude is associated with many positive effects in a person’s physical and mental health. Expressing gratitude can improve sleep, mood and immunity, and can decrease depression, anxiety, chronic pain and disease.”

We all go through hard times but learning to see small positives in life will help build your resilience, allowing you to bounce back from future setbacks. And there will always be unexpected events, drama and tragedy in our lives, that is the nature of being human. But there is also beauty, music, nature, play and good times.

Similar to giving, gratitude triggers the brain to release neurotransmitters and hormones associated with happiness, including dopamine and serotonin. Philosopher Epictetus said:

WE WILL BRING YOUR NEW FLOOR STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR Tel : 07711 950834 / 0131 554 4050 E : Phone or email to book your appointment. Bomar Carpets and Blinds is a completely mobile business. We’ll bring everything you need to make the right choice for your home or business right to your door at a time that suits you.

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”

I sometimes encounter new fitness clients who are angry at their bodies. Using this approach, viewing your body, no matter what shape or level of decrepitude it’s in, as an amazing fleshy vehicle that has taken you through life thus far, might change your perception. ¬Your body is incredible, and it will thank you when you show it gratitude (getting enough sleep, moving regularly and acknowledging pain and appetite). It sounds corny, but try it, it works.

Personal Trainer Tracy Griffen runs a fitness studio just off Leith Walk – after a decade of roadworks, she’s very grateful to have a tram stop 50 metres from the door. Just hop off at Balfour Street stop!

Or telephone/ text / WhatsApp her on 07743741088.

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Community Spotlight

We urgently need more volunteers to work in our beautiful local community garden.

No experience is necessary, there are many different tasks you can do, adapted to all ages and abilities. Gardening is great for physical and mental health, and a good way to meet people and have fun working as a team. Even better, there’s tea & biscuits!

We meet 10–11.30 am, Wednesdays and Saturdays come rain or shine,and throughout the year. Come and meet us for a chat and even a trial session.

We look forward to seeing you!

Community Singing Group

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