Every August, Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is overtaken by a very peculiar madness better known as “the Fringe” or the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to give it its full name. In 2017, the festival consisted of 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues. I don’t think the final count for 2018 is in […]

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Postcard from Scotland: Traquair House

Visited by 27 Scottish kings and queens, including Mary Queen of Scots, Traquair House in the Scottish Borders is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. Traquair is renowned for its collection of embroideries, which were stitched by needlewomen whose descendants still live in the house today. The embroideries encompass a variety of styles and techniques, […]

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From Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) to Burns Day (a celebration of the work of poet Robert Burns), the Scottish are certainly no strangers to a good party. But everything can’t be about parties, so what better way to celebrate a special occasion than with an exquisite piece of crewelwork? That’s exactly what Phillipa Turnbull of […]

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