Archive for the ‘Where to live in Scotland?’ Category

When it comes to claiming the title of Glasgow’s coolest quarter, the Southside has been making a strong bid in recent years. And what’s not to love? Desirable sandstone tenements packed with period features? Check. Plenty of great places for brunch or a post-work cocktail? Check. A strong community spirit? You bet! Shawlands is the […]

From 1914 the Battlefield Rest was known as ‘the most exotic tram shelter in Scotland’ but faced demolition in the 1990s. Saved and brought back to its formal glory, since 1994 it’s been a popular Italian and Continental bistro. We met its saviour and owner Marco Giannasi. Why did you choose the Battlefield Rest? The […]

Six years ago The Cup & Saucer Vintage Tea Room was born out of a lifelong passion for baking and all things vintage. Almost hidden away in De Courcy’s Arcade in the West End of Glasgow, it is a testament to Samantha and Tony Newell’s passion for the vintage lifestyle – from its mid-century décor […]

Once home to wealthy merchants who built lavish, leafy estates just a stroll from the city’s beating industrial heart, the West End was the place to be in the 1800s. And that’s not changed at all with time. Today there is still an air of grandeur in its elegant sandstone homes and a sense of […]

This week we meet Suzi Nicol the owner of Sunshine No.1, a lovely art and gift shop located in Mount Florida, to find out about her business and why she chose that location. Can you tell us a little bit about Sunshine No.1, what we can find in the store, when did you open, how […]

Today we interview Piero Sarti, the owner of Pane e Vino, the Italian Delicatessen located in Giffnock.  What inspired you to create Pane e Vino? I have to say I have always had a passion for the food that surrounded me from a young age. It was this inbred passion for Italian food and wine that spurred […]

Today we are interviewing Alessandra Pili one of the owners of Accento Café, the first Sardinian Café in Scotland, located in Finnieston, Glasgow. Can you tell us a little bit about Accento Café and the team behind it? Accento Cafe is a family business, run by my sister Francesca, my brother-in-law Riccardo and myself. We […]

After 25 years as a location caterer in the film and television industry, Guy Cowan has a starring role in Glasgow’s Merchant City with his very own Guy’s Restaurant. We met with him to find out more about his restaurant and the area. Can you tell us why Guy’s is so special? We serve the […]

Today we meet Martin Scott, the owner of ISKHA, a contemporary cocktail bar and restaurant in Edinburgh’s West End, to find out what makes ISHKA such a popular destination. ISHKA is renowned for its magnetic ambience but how do you create this? Well, I have a great team here at ISHKA and a fantastic Executive […]

Coco Chocolatier pride themselves on being the creators of beautiful, single-origin chocolate that’s alluring, fun and most importantly delicious. We met Creative Manager Ania York at their Stockbridge store – one of two shops in Edinburgh to find out more. Chocolate is loved universally but what makes Coco so extra-special? Every piece of our chocolate […]

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