Articles by Ryan Swinney

Scotland’s Romantic Castles

Having spent my childhood in America, the closest I ever came to a real castle was on a visit to Walt Disney World. Despite it being over-commercialised and purportedly inhabited by a fictional princess, it was still the most romantic thing I had ever seen. Today I live within shouting distance of Craigievar, the very…

Willow Cottage: Ellon’s eclectic interiors store

Ellon’s Willow Cottage store demonstrates owner Debra Buchanan’s ability to help her customers create a truly welcoming home. Debra explained, ‘Willow Cottage is about finding something to love. We bring quality furniture back to life so that it works in a modern setting. We love discussing customer’s projects and ideas and offer our advice freely.…

John Willox Kitchen Design: creating designs you can live in

If you’re looking for a new kitchen, but want to be sure that the installation process will be as streamlined as the design, then head to John Willox Kitchen Design in Ellon. The showroom features both traditional and modern layouts from their British kitchen range Second Nature, and sleek, minimalist designs from their German Rot…

Who even is Terry?

· 50ml Havana Especial · 20ml Cinnamon Infused Briottet Crème de Peche · 40ml Orange and Clementine Cordial · 40ml Chocolate Espresso Blend · 30ml Vanilla Chai Tea · 20ml Water “Who Even is Terry?” is the marriage of an Espresso Martini twist and a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Rum and Peach Liqueur form the rich…

Rebecca Carr Hair Salon: from Kintore to the catwalks of London Fashion Week

Rebecca Carr, of Rebecca Carr Hair Salon in Kintore, was picked from the country’s top hairdressers to style at one of the biggest fashion events in the world, London Fashion Week. The stylist was one of only two from Scotland to be selected for the coveted ‘session team’ to help models get runway ready at…

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