Issue 98 - Winter

Don't hibernate this winter.

Winter in East Lothian is a truly enchanting time and offers unparalleled opportunities for getting our and about. Enjoy first hand, the magical appearance of hills glistening with snow, crisp air filling your lungs and frost crunching underfoot. It is the season that lets you see places in a new light and offers new experiences that you just can't enjoy at any other time of year.

The winter issue of East Lothian Life is jammed packed with stunning photographs and stimulating articles. From gardening to chess; art matters to archaeology - its all their waiting for you to discover just what a fantastic county East Lothian is. We also enjoy an abundant natural larder, so why not treat your taste buds and enjoy foodie experiences in some of our delicious eateries whilst exploring the area and remember Haddington Farmers' Market - an excellent show case of local and Scottish food, drink and crafts is held on the last Saturday of every month.

Whatever your interest, East Lothian Life's blend of editorial coupled with a strong sense of heritage captures the faces, places, pastimes and pursuits, which make up this wonderful county.

East Lothian Life has recently been Highly Commended in the PPA SCottish Magazine Awards 2016 Best Small Publishing Company.

Front Cover: Humbie Church by Jim Hunter Photograph. http://www.jimhunterimages.co.uk

Content

pp11: Winter Interiors: For a wonderful warm and inviting interior that's the antidote to winter blues.

pp17: Plots for sale: Francis Ogilvy, Principal of Ogily Chalmers and Land Agent and Clive Cruickshank, Senior Architect, comment on the lack of self build options in East Lothian.

pp21: Winter gardening: Avid gardener, Marilyn Randall encourages you to be inspired by colourful plants, containers and objects.

pp29: Seasonal changes: Stuart Macpherson, East Lotian Biodiversity officer, considers alternative ways of marking the passing months a and seasons.

pp33: Neighbours no more: David Affleck looks at significant 18th century family networks in the upper Tyne valley.

pp55: My home Village: Rosemary Everett delights in her home village of Gifford.

pp68: Careers in tune: Celebrating 30 years in business, Ian Green of Greentrax talks to Deborah McLaughlin.

pp74: Churches & Chapels: Discover the Churches and Chapels of East Lothian with George Simpson.