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It has taken 11 years for Sophie Pither and Jez Lazell's dreams for a small cottage near Lake of Menteith to be realised. Now they have a large family home Sophie Pither and Jez Lazell endured a long journey to find their ideal home. The couple first cam
When Helen and David Raeside moved into their newly-built house they had a blank canvas on which to create a garden There was barely any time for the dust to settle when Helen and David Raeside moved into their home. The new-build house was a completely
When Robert Gillan walked into this Georgian house in Edinburgh, he knew it had the ingredients to make a beautiful home It’s a fairly unusual thing, these days, to ask someone when they purchased their home and receive an answer dating back more than 20
On Tuesday, before a roomful of panting games journalists and sore-thumbed enthusiasts, Microsoft unveiled its latest games console. The curtain was pulled, and the Xbox One was revealed. As gamers ruminated on the implications of the ’box (not hardcore
You don’t usually expect to find the replenishments for your spice rack under lock and key, but at my local supermarket in California in the 1980s, the saffron was that closely guarded. Shoppers looked on in curiosity as the mad Englishwoman patiently
IN the circumstances, two stars might be considered a minor triumph. The patchy original, released in 2009, made so much money that sequels were inevitable; the real shocker was the $586m the Bangkok-set Part II took, despite being as quantifiably lousy
Novelist Alexander McCall Smith has spoken out against the dark depiction of Scotland by his fellow Scottish writers. McCall Smith is best known for his light hearted No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, as well as the Scotland Street series. Both are
STEVEN Soderbergh's final film, the return of the Coen brothers and a look at how children are portrayed on screen are just some of the reasons critics are celebrating at this year's 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Opening in the UK in a few weeks’ time, Behi
An Edinburgh-based student is certain to divide opinions after creating a handbag line using the stomach lining of a Highland cow. Jocelyn Mather, a fourth-year design student at Edinburgh Napier University, said: “My lecturer kept saying they would look
If you’re reading this at your desk, sandwich in one hand and pen in the other, it seems you’re not alone. A recent study has found that the traditional British lunch hour has become increasingly smaller as busy Brits try to keep up with their workload.
Being adopted as David Lynch's latest muse clearly isn't a fast-buck career move, however bankable the association might ultimately prove. Chrysta Bell Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Star rating: * * * Inspired as a child by the soundtrack to Lynch’s cult TV se
On this experience the Van Morrison live show is akin to a religious experience - it's lots of older people sitting in near silence having an occasionally transcendental experience. Van Morrison Perth Concert Hall Star rating: * * * * Not that a sense of
Hit TV show Baywatch turned Gena Lee Nolin into an international star in the 90s. But life was anything but a beach for the actress as she secretly suffered a terrifying mystery illness that made her depressed and pile on weight. Doctors finally pinpoin
"NORMALLY that's the stoner song," Bleached's young Drew Barrymore-alike frontwoman, Jennifer Clavin, exclaimed after Dead In Your Head, looking a little dismayed, "that time it was the fight song." Bleached The Art School,...
Does exercising help? Can you really beat Alzheimer’s by popping a vitamin pill? That was the claim yesterday from scientists at Oxford University who suggested a daily dose of vitamin B could stave off the condition’s devastating progression. It’s an
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