Articles by Ryan Swinney

Workplace Style

As you get stuck into the New Year, there’s no better time to spruce up your home office by adding something new. Create a fresh environment where you can showcase those new ideas and plans for the future.

William Strachan of Inverurie – The North-east’s magical toy store

Childhood should be made of magical memories and a trip to the North-east’s largest independent toy retailer will certainly help make them! William Strachan of Inverurie has been selling toys for over 60 years, so their friendly staff really understand what children want. You’ll find a great selection of well-designed traditional and modern wooden toys…

Chef Focus – Miles Craven, No.1 Bar & Grill

Tell us a bit about yourself, your family and how you got into cooking. I live out on the Haddo Estate, with my wife and two dogs. I’ve lived up here for five years, previously working at Fusion and the Cock and Bull. After school I went to Glasgow University, but then searching for something practical…

The Platform at Macduff; Style Station

For some people, the changing of the season is all about nature, but we get more excited about all the new lines that find their way into our favourite shops. The Platform in Macduff, based in the old railway station buildings, has already established itself as a firm favourite with the North-east’s fashionistas and the…

Mindfulness meditation classes: Learn how to reduce your stress levels with Louise

If you suffer from stress and anxiety, you’re not alone these days! Mindfulness meditation teacher Louise Martin explained, ‘Most of us perceive problems very negatively. We think, “I can’t cope”, or “I’m no good”. Evolution has designed our brains to think this way to help keep us safe, but it results in stress and anxiety.…

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