The Trinity Spotlight May/June 2024 Issue

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May/June 2024

Welcome to this latest issue of the Trinity Spotlight. Wow have I had a very busy few weeks getting this issue together. The purpose of the Spotlight has always been to bring to you a range of businesses advertising products and services which you might need to run your everyday home and family life. I am always looking for other services that I don't have that I think would be a useful addition to our pages. And this issue there are quite a few new additions. From Travel Services, Gardening, Care At Home and Beauty/Skin Therapists to Windows & Doors, Electricians, Renovations, Carpet Cleaning and a Bike Shop. Have a look for them all as you read through this issue. And if you contact them please remember to say you saw them in the Trinity Spotlight so they know where their new customers found them.

But these were my thoughts on what would be good additions to the Spotlight. So my question is - what else would you like to see featured on our pages? It might be a particular trade or service we currently don't have. Or you might like an article on a topic I haven't run so far. Please do get in touch and let me know - I will do my best to try and source any requests.

On a different note, Foodies Festival is returning to Inverleith Park again this August. If you have not got a ticket yet, we have a special discount offer for Spotlight readers - check out the information on our centre pages. And keep your fingers crossed for sunshine that weekend.

I hope that you enjoy this issue. Whether you are a local resident, an advertiser or someone who picked up a copy in a coffee shop or from the library thank you for supporting the Trinity Spotlight.

Until the next issue ......

Best Wishes Sue

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4 The Trinity Spotlight
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Printing Cowan Print : Contents 6 Finance - Joint Accounts 10 Hard Sudoku 14 An Update From Councillor Stuart Dobbin 18 Spotlight On Wine 22 Botanics Launches Local Appeal To Help Save The Palm Houses 25 Weight Loss Without Willpower Book Launch Event 26 Foodies Festival 34 Trinity Community Council 38 Books - Buzz Word 42 Living In The Past 45 General Knowledge Crossword 46 Fitness - Mindful Walking 46 Puzzle Solutions 48/49 Community Spotlight June/July 2024 Issue Artwork Deadline - 7th June Distribution Date - 19th/20th/21st/24th June



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)

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An Update From Councillor Stuart Dobbin

January not only saw in the New Year, but also the introduction of Edinburgh’s pavement parking ban. Although the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 introduced the legislation to allow a ban on pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs, councils have only had the powers to enforce the ban since December.

While the benefits of ensuring footpaths are clear and offer safe passage for parents with pushchairs, wheelchair users, sight impaired pedestrians dependent upon their guide dogs and for pedestrians are understood and supported in general, undoubtedly there have been issues in implementation.

While the primary legislation allows for exemptions, at present, Council policy is not to approve any.

Having met with residents both at Trinity Community Council and on site, I fully understand the issues expressed. My concerns are particularly around questions of safety

For example, some streets now only have a car-width gap for passage along the street – and I have had vulnerable residents contact me concerned that ambulances would not be able to reach them. There are also concerns about other large vehicles gaining passage, eg waste trucks and fire engines. In other streets, passage requires all vehicles to mount two wheels on the open pavement – this strikes me as increasing safety concerns rather than reducing them. Discussions are ongoing with Council Officers.

In March, I attended a public event in the Heart of Newhaven. The second such event to allow residents in Newhaven and surrounding neighbourhoods the opportunity to comment on the outline designs for the replacement for what has become known as the Pride Bridge – the old railway bridge that has for many years now provided a safe and convenient walking, wheeling and cycling route connecting North Fort Street with Lindsay Road.

In 2021 community members painted the bridge in rainbow colours, leading to its much loved nickname. However, because of its deteriorating condition it had to be closed. While initial recommendations were to demolish the bridge, such has been the public support and campaigning to save the bridge that the Council and Sustrans have been working to find a solution to save it.

So the event in Heart of Newhaven was an opportunity to see the concept for the new bridge, and for the designers to hear from local residents and take on board their wishes and ideas.

For me, the idea presented is very exciting. The concept is to open up the span, making the underpass wide and airy and re-purposing the original stones from the pillars in the new supports in order to maintain a connection with the bridge’s past. The concept is also about making the bridge a destination, a space where residents can meet and relax – a real community space.

I also feel that when completed – no date as yet – it will be a vibrant and exciting space that will bring visitors from near and far, and can hopefully create support for local hospitality businesses.

As always, you can contact me if I can be of assistance or on 07514 318 634.

16 June/July 2024 Issue : Artwork Deadline : 7th April Distribution Date : 19th/20th/21st/24th June To book your advertising space and reach 5000 local residents contact Sue Hutchison T : 07817 206418 E :

Spotlight On Wine by Diana Thompson

May/June 2024 - Spotlight On Hungary

Producing something for everyone from white, red, rosé, sparkling and sweet wines Hungary deserves more than a spotlight on the world’s wine stage. Look out for these exciting wines - here are just a few I’d recommend;

Sauska, Sparkling Brut NV – The Fine Wine Company £18.95

Superb sparkling wine with great personality. Ripe, juicy citrus combined with a touch of tropical fruit and a long creamy finish together with a hint of almonds. No wonder it’s scooped up numerous awards - great value too.

Carpinus (dry) Tokaji Hárslevelu – Lidl £9.99

Aromatic with citrus and lychee characters giving a perfect balance of refreshing acidity and ripe fruit. Full of character. Enjoy with shellfish or flavoursome summer salads.

Sebestyén Rosé, Szekszárd – WoodWinters £13.50

Full of freshness with bright red fruits which dance across your palate. Beautiful rosé, deliciously elegant and calling out to be enjoyed with friends in the garden.

Schieber Kekfrankos Trilogia, Szekszárd – Great Grog £13.15

Fresh, ripe black cherries with lively acidity and a pinch of spice giving complexity. A great summer red, try slightly chilled and enjoy with a BBQ.


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.

Botanics Launches Local Appeal To Help Save The Palm Houses

Local residents are being asked to help save the Botanics’ historic Palm Houses, following the launch of the Inverleith Garden’s public fundraising appeal over the Easter weekend. Loved by generations of locals, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Temperate and Tropical Palm Houses have been landmarks in the area since the 1900s. Now, at almost 200 years old and, with crumbling stonework, rusting iron and ineffective glass putting the precious Living Collection at risk, the buildings are in urgent need of restoration.

An ambitious restoration programme is now underway to protect almost 400 plant species housed within the magnificent buildings.

Emma Lacroix, Director of Development and Communications said: “We are immensely grateful to the generous support we have received so far from our funders, and we are now asking local residents and members of the community to help us preserve these iconic symbols of the Garden, part of Scotland’s architectural heritage.

“The restoration will help to protect our precious botanical collections, a key resource for our scientists and horticulturists in their fight against biodiversity loss and the climate emergency. We really hope to secure the help of everyone who knows and loves the Garden.Please support our appeal today and Save the Palm Houses for future generations.”

To support the Palm Houses appeal, visit

ALL ASPECTS OF BUILDING WORK re-wires ~ showers ~ boilers bathrooms ~ kitchens landlord certificates Mob: 07543698172
Visualisation of the restored Victorian Palm House

Book Launch Event – ‘Weight Loss Without Willpower’ Hello all!! Would you like to meet me in person?

I’m holding a book launch in central Edinburgh and I would be delighted to have you join me to hear about how we can be unconsciously programming ourselves for weight loss failure! I’ll be offering powerful tips, advice & insights on how to programme yourself for lasting weight loss achievement!!!

Most ‘dieters’ don’t realise that their subconscious mind is likely to be the major factor in sabotaging their weight loss endeavours and creating a repetitive spiral of yo-yo dieting.

Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2024 Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

Investment: £5 – Event Only, £15 Event & Book

Books can be purchased at time of booking, or at the Launch.

Refreshments provided.

Numbers are limited so please book early to ensure a place! Tickets can be purchased online at or by using the adjacent QR code.

‘Weight Loss Without Willpower’ is already an Amazon #1 BEST SELLER and it’s all about learning how to harness the power of your subconscious mind for sustainable weight loss success. I’ll be speaking about the techniques I advocate in the book and I’ll also be answering questions about how they work.

Come and enjoy wine & nibbles, or a soft drink, in the magnificent setting of the elegant Victorian townhouse that is the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and enjoy hearing about how to utilise the awesome capabilities of your subconscious! And the techniques aren’t limited to weight loss, you can use these methods to improve any area of your life!!!!

Gillian Dalgliesh is an acclaimed Clinical Hypnotherapist & Life Coach with more than a decade of experience in successfully helping clients to become a sustainable healthy weight.

What you’ll learn in this book:

• How you’ve been unconsciously programming yourself for failure

• How to programme your mind for sustainable weight loss success

• How to re-wire automatic behaviour and break the spiral of yo-yo dieting

• Insights, self-awareness, mind tools and techniques to change your mindset forever

• How to recognise three important WHYsWHY you want to lose weight, WHY you don’t want to lose weight, and WHY you won’t let yourself keep the weight off!

Come along and hear about it! Other than unwanted lbs, what have you got to lose?

Are you struggling to deal with issues in your life?

Weight Loss? Anxiety?

Stress? Smoking?

Phobias? Alcohol?


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


Foodies Festival returns to Inverleith Park, Edinburgh from 2nd - 4th August, with brand new features, celebrity chefs and charttopping music stars, including: Blue, Peter Andre and Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra.

The three-day event features live cooking demonstrations from TV celebrities and chefs from MasterChef, Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu. Star names include: Great British Bake Off 2023 winner, Matty Edgell, TV sensation, Peter Andre, National Chef of Scotland and MasterChef: The Professionals champion Gary Maclean and celebrity ITV This Morning chef and star of Great British Menu, Jimmy Lee. In the Chefs Theatre, celebrities create their signature dishes, whilst in the Cake & Desserts Theatre, star bakers whip up showstoppers. In the Kids Cookery School, Foodies SuperChefs make cooking fun, and at the brand new Lumberjaxe Fire Stage, BBQ masters create delicious fire-cooked recipes.

Masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre include tutored Champagne, Beer, Cider, Cocktail and Wine-tasting.

Browse in the Shopping Village, meet producers in the Artisan Market and taste new dishes in the Feasting Tent – featuring a mouth-watering range of world street food.

Other features include: TV Chef battles, Cook School with experts, Silent Disco, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Chilli Eating competitions and fairground.

Extended opening hours until 10pm on Friday.

Tickets from £4 (child) £21(adult). Under 6 go free Use code Spotlight for 30% off tickets


Local Authors Debut Novel

Local author, Emma Steele's, debut novel, The Echoes of Us, will be published by Mountain Leopard Press (Headline) on the 6th June 2024.

A captivating love story on an epic scale, for fans of The Time Traveler's Wife and One Day.

Robbie and Jenn are meant to be. They've finally reconciled after eight months spent apart and both know that, this time, it's forever. But forever might not be as long as they think. As a truck hurtles towards their car on their way home, Robbie is thrown back into Jenn's past and he finds himself spectator in the most important moments of her life: golden moments from her childhood and heart-breaking ones from her teenage years; her exhausting time at med school and just where she's been for the last eight months. But he may find more than he bargained for...

Can Robbie right the wrongs in their past? Can he get to the bottom of what drove Jenn away eight months ago? Most importantly, can he change their present in order to save their future?

The Edinburgh-set novel has been translated internationally and optioned for a movie by Amazon. Copies can be pre ordered or purchased immediately from the 6th June at Waterstones, Amazon and all the independent Edinburgh bookshops.


ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan is a firm of specialist solicitors and estate agents in Edinburgh with established offices in both sides of the city, in Davidsons Mains and Leith. We pride ourselves in providing expert advice to our clients, offering a personal service which adds real value. We represent individuals, families, businesses and charities. We are always there for our clients to help them with the most important things in life, such as their homes, their jobs, their businesses, and planning for their families’ futures.

ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan offer our clients experience and expertise in the following areas:

• Selling a property

• Buying a proper ty

• Re-mortgaging

• Wills & Living Wills

• Powers of Attorney

• Executry Estates

• Employment Law

• Commercial Leases

• Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Service you deserve, with people you can trust.

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Arbuthnott McClanachan, Solicitors & Estate Agents in Edinburgh
Old Leith Docks at Dusk

we believe that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and we hope that our clients see from our work for them that we care about giving them quality advice and excellent customer service.

Here are some of the ways in which we believe we stand out from other legal services and estate agency providers:

Our clients are always represented by fully qualified solicitors and our qualified property manager (for estate agency work).

As we are experienced in what we do, we will give you good tactical advice on how to progress matters in the most beneficial way to you. You will be represented by someone who knows what they are doing!

Whether you are buying or selling a property, negotiating a termination of employment, or dealing with a dispute, we will use our experience to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

We will tell you if something is worth doing, and we will tell you if it is not.

We will not spend time and your money on things which are not worthwhile. We concentrate on doing what is right for your case.

We will always take your calls whenever possible, and we will also reply to your messages as quickly as we can.

We will always listen to you, because we know

that you are better placed than anyone else to tell us about your case, and because every case is different. We also know, because our clients tell us this, that sometimes it is good just to have talked something through.

All of our clients are hugely important to us, and we provide the same quality service regardless of the monetary value of the file. We care about your case.

The fees that we charge for our services are realistic and fair. We provide a quality expert service which is worth paying for, but we would never wish to overcharge. We calculate our fees on the basis of “what is a fair rate for this kind of expert service”.

Contact us with no obligation

We are always delighted to hear from new and existing clients, and we are happy to discuss matters with you on a no obligation basis. We would always rather that you speak to us or email us to find out if we can help, than if you were not sure whether to contact us at all!

31 Call us on 0131 312 7276 or 0131 554 8649 to talk to someone today or email us at
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Lauriston Castle


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


General Knowledge Crossword

(soln on pg 46)


Mindful Walking

When you walk, how do you walk? Often we rush, ear glued to mobile phone. Look around at how many people are wearing headphones, it’s almost as if we can’t just ‘be’ as we walk – we feel the need to multi-task.

Well, what if you did nothing when you walked? Nothing, that is, except noticing your surroundings. Noticing your body’s movement, the sound of birds, the thoughts that come to your mind, the sky. Just walk and observe. In a hectic news-saturated world, sometimes just switching off is the most powerful thing you can do. And walk. Not drive. But use your legs and appreciate the spring in Edinburgh. You see a lot more of Edinburgh when you walk. Exploring closes, following the Water of Leith, or just sight-seeing in your own town, going for a walk is free and one of the best forms of exercise you can do.

Even better if you can use it as a bit of brain downtime. Mindful walking is a bit like meditating on the move. Technically you need to sit still to meditate (I’ve asked monk Gelong Thubten whether it is possible to meditate when running and he answered most certainly not, as you might bump into a tree). So it’s not meditation, but simply just letting your mind rest in the present. Appreciate the feel of the wind, the sound around you and the ‘essence’ of the day. The Botanic Gardens is a wonderful place to meander and gaze at the changing season.


Quick Crossword

Across: 1 Lots, 4 Impetigo, 8 Neuritis, 9 Opus, 10 Inane, 11 Vintner 13 Breeze 15 Lackey 17 Mittens 19 Coven 22 Hope 23 Roulette 24 Teaspoon, 25 Yard.

Down: 2 Ocean, 3 Syringe, 4 Iota, 5 Pastille, 6 Trout, 7 Gruyère, 12 Leonardo, 14 Rhizome, 16 Cookery, 18 Teens, 20 Ester, 21 Quin.


However even a mundane walk to the local shop can be more interesting if you pay attention. I like the idea that walking through a landscape somehow connects us. We notice more, and it’s good for the blood pressure. It’s true, if you’d like to lower your blood pressure and stress levels, going for a walk is one of the best things you can do.

Navigate towards a greenspace and have a perambulation in the park. Just try it, you’ll feel better for it. If you’re already a mindful walker, feel free to put this magazine down and go for a wander. I’ll check in with you again next issue…

Tracy Griffen runs a private fitness studio on Balfour Street (next to the tram stop).

Telephone/ text / WhatsApp her on 07743741088.

Community Spotlight



The club meets at Blackhall St. Columba’s Church hall, Queensferry Road, the second Friday of each month from 2pm to 4pm

Future Meetings

May 10th

Regina O’Regan from Kinross

Title ‘Celebration’

June 14th


Speaker Karen Buckley

Title ‘Mary Quant’

Membership for the year is £47 and new members and visitors are always welcome.

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50 Accountants Cowan & Partners 16 Aerial/TV Services Access Electrical 9 Architectural Services The House Story 39 Art Galleries/Exhibitions Powderhall Bronze Editions 12 Bathroom Design Bathing Mobility Advisory Service 13 Raison Home 16 Beauty/Skin Therapists Elevate Aesthetics 7 Bedroom Design Raison Home 16 Bed Suppliers The Bed Shop 5 Bike Shops Edinburgh Bike Coop 2 Blind Suppliers Bomar 18 James Erskine 41 Book Launch Emma Steele 29 Building Services KM Services 22 Penplaid 8 Care At Home Seasoned Hands Care 51 Carpets & Flooring Bomar 18 James Erskine 7 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Chores At Work 21 Childrens Activities Edinburgh Academy Summer Holiday Camps 11 Complementary Therapies Gillian Dalgleish 25 Computer Services AV & PC Home Help 46 User2computers 40 Curtains & Blinds Bomar 18 James Erskine 41 Decorating Services AM Decorating 41 Craighall Decorators 45 EH5 Decor 28 Door Specialists Celsius Windows 19 J & L Joinery 41 Driveways Aileen Rankin Designs 28 Alpine Paving & Driveways 21 Edinburgh Driveways & Landscaping 47 Edinburgh City Council Low Emission Zones 26 Electricians Access Electrical 9 KM Services 22 Estate Agents Donaldson Property 3 ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan 30/31 Gibson Kerr 36 Events Foodies Festival 27 Garden Design Aileen Rankin Designs 28 Good Garden Design 10 Gardening Interest Royal Botanic Gardens Fleurs De Villes 15 Gardening Services Avant Gardening 7 JDS Gardening 43 Gas & Central Heating Harbour Multi Trades 20 JHP Services 35 Scott Findlay Plumbing & Heating Engineers 17 Going Out Edinburgh Uncorked Wine Fair 1 Foodies Festival 27 Powderhall Bronze Foundry Tours 12 Royal Botanic Gardens Fleurs De Villes 15 Handyman Services House Hero 37 Health & Fitness Griffen Fitness 47 Health Food Shops Real Foods 52 Health & Wellness Slimming World 32 Hearing Services Hear Here 21 Hypnotherapy Gillian Dalgleish 25 Joinery Services George Laird Joinery 10 Harbour Multi Trades 20 J & L Joinery 41 Local Joiner Ross McLean 13 Penplaid 8 Kitchen Design Raison Home 16 Landscaping Services Aileen Rankin Designs 28 Edinburgh Driveways & Landscaping 47 Language Tuition Speak Out With Confdence 33 MP Surgeries Deidre Brock 9 Organic Produce Real Foods 52 Paving Services Alpine Paving & Driveways 21 Photographers Stork Photography 13 Plumbing Services Harbour Multi Trade 20 JHP Services 35 Scott Findlay Plumbing & Heating Engineers 17 Renovations The House Story 39 Rug Suppliers Rug Cottage 9 Roofing Services Edinburgh Roofing 44 Gallen Roofing 13 SPM Roofing 24 Solicitors ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan 30/31 Gibson Kerr 36 Travel Services Connoisseur Travel 23 Tree Surgeons Trees4scotland 37 Upholstery James Erskine 22 Weight Management Slimming World 32 Window Renovation Craftworx 37 Window Suppliers Celsius Windows 19 Wine Tastings Edinburgh Uncorked Wine Fair 1

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