Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Remember When

Stories from our files

Lifestyle
The television licence fee will increase by �1.50 from April 1.

Cost of television licence to increase from April

The cost of a television licence is to increase by £1.50 to £147 in its first rise since 2010, the UK Government has said.

Lifestyle
Parents could be caught out by new regulations relating to children's car seats.

Warning that parents could be caught out by new car seat rules

Parents could fall foul of new car seat regulations coming into force in the UK because of confusion surrounds what the law actually is.

Lifestyle
A certificate of merit presented to Loanhead Scout leader John Bayne in 1936. Photo: George Bathgate/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - John Bayne’s Medal of Merit

Highlighted this week is the Medal of Merit certificate awarded to John Bayne in recognition of his good services to the Scouting movement.

Lifestyle
A still from Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Wanted: Extras for new Avengers film shooting in Edinburgh

It is one of the largest film franchises to come out of Hollywood in modern times, encompassing 14 films and grossing more than $300m at the box office.

Lifestyle
How will you be having yours? Why not try some yummy chocolate sauce? Copyright digipam/Flickr

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!

Lifestyle
5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

When the Conservatives won a majority in 2015’s general election, a petition which originated during the Scottish referendum campaign, gained a new lease of life.

Lifestyle
Dalkeith new town centre under construction

Welcome investment in Dalkeith is motoring ahead

Dalkeith was in the middle of a massive boom in 1962 with investment guaranteed to bring change the town and community.

Lifestyle
Patients at a temporary military hospital at Whitehill, Carrington, in 1915. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

Remember When

Stories from our files

Lifestyle
“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

Lifestyle
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

New BBC Scotland channel a “shift in the right direction”

Scotland’s new BBC television channel is a welcome step in the right direction, but must be properly resourced, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said today.

Lifestyle
B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

Lifestyle
A plate, dating from the Spanish Armada, discovered in an old kitchen in Newbattle Abbey. Photo: Newbattle Abbey/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Spanish Armada plate find

In 1588, the Spanish Armada, consisting of 130 ships, set sail for the invasion of England.

Lifestyle
Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

Lifestyle
Helping hand...this taxi driver knows how to treat those with sight loss, and their guide dogs. Sadly, others dont.

Stop treating us like second class citizens...

Imagine you were turned away from a shop, restaurant or pub or ordered a taxi to take you home only to be told by the driver that you weren’t welcome.

Lifestyle
Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

Lifestyle 1
Action on the Roslin Curling Pond c 1910. Photo: Bryce Collection, Midlothian Council Local Studies

Roslin’s links with the Roaring Game

For centuries, curling has been played in Scotland where the ‘North Winds doth Blaw’ – frequently, writes Winnie Stevenson (Roslin Heritage Society).

Lifestyle

Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

Lifestyle
A group of schoolgirls at the "English School", Penicuik, c 1990. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

Remember When

Stories from our files

Lifestyle
A centenary jewel for Lodge Rosslyn St Clair, No. 606. Photo: Lodge Dalkeith Kilwinning, No. 10/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects – Centenary Masonic jewel

After being constituted on May 7, 1877, Roslin-based Lodge Rosslyn St Clair, No. 606 met in numerous locations until securing its present rooms in Main Street.

Lifestyle
Load more