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May/June 2019

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Welcome To The May/June Issue Of The Trinity 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’s time for outdoor events. Tracy from North Berwick Beach’ Griffen has kindly put together some information on gala days 50cm x 50cm, Oil on canvas happening around the area this summer (Pg 39) and you can

find more about this years Trinity Community Gala on Pgs 43/44.

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 24/25). I hope you enjoy this issue.

Best Wishes Sue

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Contents

The Trinity Spotlight

6 Health - May : National Walking Month

Editor : Sue Hutchison T : 0131 618 6622 (Always include area code when calling)

10 Hard Sudoku 14 Trinity Community Council 18 Parenting - Taking Back Control : Going Freelance 23 Managing Stress - Feelings Are The Key

M : 07817 206 418 E: sue@trinityspotlight.co.uk Office : 98 Ferry Road, Edin, EH6 4PG

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27 The Heart Of Newhaven 30 A Future We Want To See By Deirdre Brock MP 34 History - The History Of The Mayflower 36 Trinity Conservation Area Draft Revised Conservation Area Character Appraisal 39 Roll Up! Roll Up!! 40 Simple Crossword 42 An Update From Councillor Jim Campbell 43-45 Community Spotlight 46 Puzzle Solutions 47 Baking - Fresh Cherry & Almond Cake

“All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. All artwork is accepted on strict condition that is it legal/ copyright free and permission has been given for use in this publication. The views and opinions by contributors to this magazine may not represent the views of the publisher. The Trinity Spotlight magazine takes no responsibility for claims made by advertisers in this publication”

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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 46) 10


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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.

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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 24

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: mari@jamieprimrose.com View paintings online now at www.jamieprimrose.com


‘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

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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

“A prolific bestseller” The Herald

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“Well-known artist” The Times Scotland on Sunday

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

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Fishing and photography, giant ships and giant whales: what does Newhaven mean to you? If it doesn’t mean very much, then it should. Founded in the 15th century, the village has grown organically around its harbour and encom-passes a wealth of fascinating historical and archaeological detail and social history. If you’d like to learn a little more, then you can now join a walk through the area with experienced, professional tourist guide Mary Kemp Clarke. The walks, sponsored by Heart of Newhaven, the local initiative that hopes to purchase Victoria Primary School for community use, will take around one and a half hours and will begin and end at Newhaven harbour. They will take in interesting architecture and noteworthy landmarks, and Mary will supply a wealth of detail about local and international connections to the picturesque village. Learn about links with the Canadian Goldrush and the Spanish Armada, the early days of photography, shipbuilding and fishing, as you pass the old fish market and the lighthouse, the oldest working public Victorian school in Edinburgh and the last of the tenements and fishermen’s cottages. Mary is well placed to lead the walks. She is a fully trained and qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association since 1999, and has the confidence, experience and energy to show visitors from diverse backgrounds around the whole of Scotland, not just Newhaven! She’s also fluent in Spanish. Newhaven has always had a strong sense of community and the present community is working hard to save the old Vic-torian primary school building which you will see on the walk, when its pupils move on to a brand new school. It is hoped to purchase the old school and give it a new lease of life as a community hub containing a Newhaven and Victo-rian Education museum as well as versatile spaces for inter-generational community use. Walks will take place on May 20th and 21st, June 6th and 28th and August 7th and 9th. Mainly flat terrain but with some cobbles. Meet Mary at the harbour at 2 p.m. To book in advance, email admin@heartofnewhaven.co.uk with Newhaven Walk in the title line. Find out more about the community initiative for the old school building, Heart of Newhaven on their website: heartofnewhaven.co.uk.

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A Future We Want To See By Deidre Brock MP I’ve got an interest in Scottish history – it’s got a romance that’s been woven around the tales of royals and battles and loyal clans that is superficially appealing and that’s fine as far as it goes. There’s another strand, though, that is more earthy and engaging and more fitting as a monument to the people who have built Scotland. It’s the part of Scots history that tells of the shipyards and the ships that were built, but tells it from the point of view of the riveters, the welders, the carpenters and their families. It can tell of the days of empire from the perspective of the people whose names didn’t end up on street signs but who toiled there nonetheless – not least of which are the slave stories that still not widely told. It’s the story of the great estates in the highlands but told by the people who worked them or were tenants. There’s a history of the people told in museums the length and breadth of this country, including the ones that Edinburgh has to fight to keep open and prevent being overshadowed by the lumbering presence of the National institutions. I find it more engaging than the tales of aristocracy and the well-heeled in spite of the clear fact that there’s far more written down about the better-off – they had the time to write, for one thing, the money to pay someone else to do it if they could not write, and the sookers-up who would save them the cost. I’ve been reading recently, for example, about the Park Deer Raid of 1887. All the information I have here I’ve nicked from the Hebridean Connections website so you can go there for additional information if this interests you. The Park Estate in Lewis was untenanted and local folk had been petitioning the owner to rent them land to allow them to find a way to feed themselves and their families. Their please fell on deaf ears – Lady Matheson didn’t even reply – and they were in dire straits. Urged on by a new headmaster of Balallan School, Donald Macrae, who was a stalwart of the Land League, the crofters and cottars took action. They warned the national press and the new tenants of the estate that they intended to raid the estate, hunt deer and satisfy the hunger in their bellies. They set up camp and spent five days slaughtering deer and cooking and eating them, thus preventing starvation. It may well have been against the law but I think that the old Scots defence of burthensack – a theft of only as much food as can be carried 30

on the thief’s back to stave off starvation – would be proper here. Please note that I am not a lawyer and you should not rely on this as advice to defend you should you decide to raid your nearest shooting estate! In any case, the establishment retribution was set in chain, a detachment of the Royal Scots was dispatched from Glasgow to bring order and a ship carrying 400 men, including marines, was also sent to quell this rebellion of hungry poor folk. The ship broke its rudder and had to be towed home but the soldiers arrived. Six ringleaders were arrested and transported to Edinburgh for a two-day trial where they were acquitted. For once landed privilege lost. Why is this important now, 132 years later? It’s not – everyone involved is dead now and the past is its own prison. Except, except, except; we sit in a land now where wealth is concentrated again – or perhaps still – in the hands of a very few and those few are grasping more and more to themselves. They have been clawing in and jealously guarding all the assets they can in some apparent belief that wealth is the greater good. What they gather to themselves in such vast quantities is denied to the greater good. A few individuals sit on the spoils of the lives of those less affluent and seem unconcerned by the welfare of the deprived. It’s not the making of wealth or the earning a good living that’s at fault, it’s the avarice and the grasping, the avoidance of tax, the paying pf poverty wages, the denial of basic human decency. That is the crime that is not against the law and a crime that cannot be defended. It will not result in a detachment of troops coming to their doors or a trial but it does work towards the breakdown of society, of the agreement that we have between ourselves of what it and is not acceptable. There is no need to knock down your neighbour to let yourself walk taller, no need to deprive them of what they have is you have enough. We need a better future for this society and one where we have parity of esteem between those who are rich and those who are not. It’s time we set a new path to a better future and in this chaos we find ourselves in today we need to be setting our sights on that better future. A future’s coming in any case, let’s make it one we want to see.


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Trinity Conservation Area Draft Revised Conservation Area Character Appraisal The Council is responsible for the conservation and management of built heritage in the city including the designation of conservation areas as areas of special architectural or historic interest. The Trinity Conservation Area is characterised by a wealth of high quality stone built detached and semi-detached residential villas of restricted height, mainly in traditional building materials, set in substantial gardens with mature trees and generous spacing to their neighbours. The Trinity Conservation Area was originally designated in May 1975. A Character Appraisal for the Conservation Area was published in 2001. Character Appraisals are designed to help manage change in the area. They provide a basis of understanding of what makes an area special. This informs and provides the context in which decisions can be made on proposals which may affect that character. We are now consulting on a draft revised Trinity Character Appraisal. Below is a link to the consultation web page for the draft revised Character Appraisal: Please do use/follow the link and take part in the consultation. https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/trinityconservationarea The link will give you access to the current Character Appraisal, the draft Character Appraisal, and a short survey questionnaire about the draft revised Trinity Conservation Area Character Appraisal. The consultation period runs until the 29th May.

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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 www.citizencurator.com – 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-onForth website www.newhavenonforth.org.uk 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 www.leithfestival.com 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 email stockbridgesummersolstice@gmail.com or follow the Facebook page. 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 www.wardie.co.uk, follow the event @TrinityGala and see page 43/44. 39


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) 40

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An Update From Local Councillor Jim Campbell Education is the biggest single item of Council expenditure at around £340m: just over 40% of revenue. Rightly so, given its huge importance to the future of our city and young people. In recent years, we have seen nursery & school accommodation expand to support an increase in numbers. Less welcome, the Council had to commit around £120m to clear a backlog of overdue maintenance on school buildings that had been allowed to build up. Work started last year at Wardie & Trinity Primaries, and this year at Holy Cross Primary. In addition, the plans for a new Victoria Primary are progressing, with the new school due to open in Western Harbour in 2020. In our area, one of the issues residents raise over and over again was the need to invest in Trinity Academy. The Academy has achieved some remarkable success in examinations, in sports and in performing arts in recent years – all achieved in buildings that are reckoned to be amongst the worst condition of any school in the city. Amazingly, the plans for the new Victoria Primary School include a bigger lunch-hall than the space Academy students use every day for lunch! I was delighted the Council agreed last year to allocate £10m to planning a new Trinity Academy and to look at new swimming & sports facilities at the Bangholm Recreation Ground. Since then, Officers and architects have spent some time considering what could be done for the Academy, as it starts its next 125 years. It is an enormous challenge, as I am sure locals will appreciate. The original Victorian building and the midcentury modern tower next to it, are both listed. The more recent, lower, buildings are built over an old railway cutting, and have suffered from some settlement. Bangholm, itself an old railway yard, has access challenges. 42

The goal is for the new buildings to accommodate 1,200 students, reflecting the rising rolls in local Primaries, an increase from today’s 820 or so students. It also needs to support the evolving technology that has become part of all our education and our lives. Given the financial constraints that the Council is under (which are projected to continue for some years) the new buildings need to provide an excellent learning environment and low running costs. An aspiration to adopt the highest standards of energy efficiency should help. But it’s not easy; recent experience opening advanced new High Schools can bring new costs. Something other Councils have done is to use Schools as “community hubs” to provide many other services. This makes sense. School buildings are expensive assets, we should aim to use from morning to night, 7 days a week, in term time and holidays. Edinburgh being a bit late to this “hub” model, has an opportunity to learn from others, and implement what works best. The £10m allocated so far won’t build a whole school, although the clear intention is to plan the complete solution. In time, additional money will be needed from the Scottish Government and the Council. A phased approach to the building fits the budgeting and allows for the ongoing education of students at Trinity during works. The first phase is likely to be at Bangholm. A number of different options of exactly what to build there, and what might stay on the existing Academy site are still being explored. Public Consultations are due over the summer. Please do take part. Let me know what you think about this, or any other Council matter, by calling me at the City Chambers on 0131 529 4235, or better still, by email: jim.campbell@edinburgh.gov.uk


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Martha’s Things On Sticks Cookbook Hi my name is Martha - I have made a cookbook for The Yard. I am eight years old. I chose to fund raise for The Yard by making a cookbook because I like that The Yard helps children who have disabilities and helps people have a life a that is more fun - I think it’s an amazing place and I loved every bit of it when I went to Sunday Fun Day. My favourite things about making the cookbook was doing all the pictures and publishing it and editing it and selling. I sold copies at my Brownies Fair and the Trinity Primary School Winter Fair. I liked selling because I liked telling people about The Yard and about my recipes. I collected all the fun recipes from my friends and family - I sent a letter to lots of people that I knew when I was in Primary Three. Lots of people submitted recipes - my friend in my class made energy balls! My favourite recipe to cook and eat where the Turbo Kebabs (because I like cooking on a barbecue) and ice lollies with chocolate, banana and avocado in them!! You can also never go wrong with toasting a marshmallow over a campfire! stockbridge_spotlight_apr18.pdf 1 15/04/2019 10:30 People have said lots of nice things about the cookbook and I’m glad that I’ve raised some money for a good cause. I still have a few copies left - if you’d like to buy one you can get one here: https://thingsonstickscookbook.bigcartel.com/ Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/stockbridgecolonies

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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 www.stockbridgecolonies.com for more details.

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All Trades New Town Refurbishment 37 Accountants TaxAssist Accountants 7 Art Exhibitions Jamie Primrose 24/25 Bed Suppliers The Bed Shop 5 Blind Suppliers Bomar 15 Portobello Blinds 40 Bowling Clubs Summerside Bowling Club 16 Trinity Bowling Club 8 Bread Making Classes Bread In Fife 7 Building Services Penplaid 19 Ronald G Graham 27 Sam Soave 9 Care Homes Lennox House 11 Carpets & Flooring Bomar 15 Chiropodists Mary O’Sullivan 38 Complementary Therapies Gillian Dalgleish 23 Computer Services AV & PC Homehelp 28 Counselling Services Bright Light Relationshiop Counselling 22 Decoratoring Services AM Decorating 28 Craighall Decorators 20 DCM Construction 32 EH5 Decor 15 Dog Walking Edinburgh Active Dogs 35 Driveways Alpine Paving & Driveways 19 Edinburgh Driveways & Landscaping 10

Electricians Kelly Electrical 32 McElhone Electrical 15 WM Electricians 9 Estate Agents ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan 2/3 Garage Services Ashbrook Motor Services 7 Garden Design Good Garden Design 31 Gardening Interest Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 1 Gardening Services Bernie Reddington 20 Stewart Gardening 7 The Garden Doctor 17 Gas & Central Heating JSB Plumbing & Sons 28 Plumbfaster 38 Scott Findlay Plumbing & Heating Engineers 17 Weir Gas Services 35 German Car Specialists Ashbrook Motor Services 7 Glaziers Trinity Glazing 21 Going Out Good Brothers Wine Bar and Kitchen 13 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 1 Handyman Services Douglas Grieve 32 House Hero 38 Sam Soave 9 Health & Fitness Griffen Fitness 39 Health Food Shops Real Foods 48 Hearing Services Hear Here 37

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Fresh organic fruit & vegetables without plastic packaging

Available to buy now from your local Real Foods shop

37 Broughton Street & 8 Brougham Street organic 48

plant based

vegetarian

vegan

www.realfoods.co.uk

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Trinity Spotlight May/June 2019 Issue  

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