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Renewable energy powers new Edinburgh store

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Residents in fashionable Stockbridge can now shop in a new shop powered 100 per cent by renewable energy and which has contributed to the community.The Co-op invested £740,000 and created 14 jobs in the...

Brown delves deep and hits the spot with heady book

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Beer is a big issue even with COVID-19 restrictions gripping the country. A cool, refreshing bottle fresh from the fridge is a pleasure.It is particularly good if you are sitting with your feet up...

Competition – win an Edinburgh Gift Card

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A new Christmas competition offers the winner a £1500 Edinburgh Gift Card. The Great Town and City Christmas Quiz is a national competition, with locations across the UK and Ireland competing against each other for the chance...

Last minute shoppers visit The Centre before it closes

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Local shoppers picked up some Christmas presents at The Centre, Livingston before the Level four lockdown in West Lothian which began at 6pm on Friday and will run until 11 December 2020.Following advice issued by...

Santa’s doing his bit to bring festive cheer to Edinburgh this Christmas

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To help keep the Edinburgh’s Christmas spirit alive, Santa Claus will be bringing some magic to each day of Advent, by reading a free, festive story every evening before bedtime on Edinburgh’s Christmas website...

Buy local – at Leith and Stockbridge Markets – and Grassmarket

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Who said Christmas is cancelled?  NOT US say the owners of the three weekend markets at Stockbridge, Leith and Grassmarket.To help them out give a present that lets your loved one choose exactly...

Asda helps vulnerable shoppers with a shopping card

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In a continued effort to help provide food for local communities and those most in need, Asda has launched a ‘volunteer shopping card’.This gives anyone self-isolating a contact-free way to allow others to...

M&S Princes Street’s Jenny McPartlin’s #MyMarksFaves this Christmas

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We all have our favourites at Christmas. It could be M&S’s fool proof ‘Perfect Turkey’ - moist, juicy and full of flavour, and ready to pop in the oven with no prep needed; or...

Christmas 2019 – Coming to a City Near You.

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Christmas in Edinburgh has finally got up and running. The shops are all ready and willing, the Christmas Market - after a few teething troubles - is bustling with visitors and doing a roaring...

Last chance to buy work from artist Julie Galante

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Edinburgh-based artist Julie Galante is selling her work for only two more days.   Julie specialises in cityscapes, landscapes, and figure paintings. She works primarily in oil, acrylic, and mixed media techniques which combine layers of...

At Out of the Blue Drill Hall – Expo – Edinburgh’s mid-century Market

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 A year on from our launch in October 2017 the Mid-Century market returns for its fourth event.From the first market we have featured top quality traders in Mid-Century design and furniture from all over...

Job creation success story

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Fort Kinnaird’s recruitment and skills centre has helped 3,200 people into work over the past five years.It was formed in five years ago with the support of parent company British Land in partnership with...

Focus on Stockbridge – Bon Tot

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Bon Tot is a baby and toddler store offering minimalist, chic, stripped back styles, with a little touch of fun and sass.Many ranges are unique to the UK, with toys inspired by design and...

Good Service Awards 2015 – A Personal Top 6

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Online shopping is here to stay - why drag yourself out in the winter weather when you can sort your Christmas list with the click of a button? Good service, that's why! If the person who takes...

Ready for your online shopping binge?

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Christmas Day is set to be a time for merriment, presents and secret online shopping, new research has revealed. The study, commissioned by TopCashback.co.uk, finds that whilst 12 per cent of Scots will be online...

Have yourself a Crafty Little Christmas

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John Lewis are hosting free festive craft workshops from 12-2pm every day until Sunday 27 December - so if you want to go that extra mile and get crafty for Christmas now is your...

John Lewis Edinburgh have extended hours for Christmas shopping (and a new ad!)

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It is a week or two since we were invited to go to the John Lewis Edinburgh Christmas party and even though it was early, we had a great time!They gave us a lovely...

North Face outlet store comes to Livingston

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Livingston Designer Outlet, Scotland’s largest Outlet destination, has added The North Face to its existing retailer line up.The North Face, the world’s leading outdoor brand, will open the doors of its first outlet store in Scotland...

Parcel Delivery

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The Edinburgh Reporter's Mike Smith had the joyful experience of waiting for a parcel delivery. Clearly, he enjoyed the experience so much he felt he had to share it with our readers...It seemed like...

Employees at John Lewis celebrate profit share

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 John Lewis the retail giant which is at the heart of many an Edinburgh home has announced its full year profits today. The store is owned by its employees who will all get an 11%...

Fort Kinnaird busy with Boxing Day bargain hunters

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More than 60,000 people searched out Boxing Day bargains yesterday at Fort Kinnaird. Queues were forming outside Next for its famous sale from the early hours and other stores opened their doors to hordes of shoppers...

Sainsbury’s open in Princes Mall

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The 51st Sainsbury's in Scotland has just opened its doors this morning in Princes Mall. There are 25 new employees working there, some of whom were previously unemployed.The 4000 sq ft shop is one of two new leases which...

John Lewis Edinburgh gets its own Monty’s Den

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From today, John Lewis Edinburgh has become home to Monty’s Den – an interactive and immersive experience which brings the John Lewis 2014 Christmas Advertising campaign to life for local shoppers.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iccscUFY860&w=560&h=315]John Lewis launched its much...

Aisle Be Back (Oh no, I won’t) The Perils of the Supermarket

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 One of the many plus points about the internet is the emergence of on-line shopping. I don't just mean the occasional splashing out on a luxurious item such as a television, computer or some...

Last minute shopping on this “Tinsel Tuesday”

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 Tinsel Tuesday: One-off gifts, in the (Saint) Nick of timeThe clock’s ticking and with the last day before Christmas upon us, shoppers can no longer rely on the internet for one-off gifts for discerning...

Almost time for the Christmas adverts…

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So here it is Merry Christmas everybody's havin' fun..... With thanks to our new best friends from Slade, we know that actually everyone is not having fun, but retailers would like to think you...

Flagship store gets a new look at The Gyle

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M&S THE GYLE UNVEILS NEWLY TRANSFORMED STORE FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE MAKEOVER Marks & Spencer has just unveiled its revamped store at The Gyle following an extensive makeover. Store manager, Aaron Spicer, cut the ribbon on Thursday last...

The Edinburgh Reporter chats – Bonnie Lawson-Brown

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 We told you earlier this week about  Edinburgh businesswoman, Bonnie Lawson-Brown, and the new shopping app she has just devised. We just had to find out more about her, after hearing her exciting news.Who...

Local Businesses concerned about Sainsbury’s Bruntsfield opening

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A new Sainsbury's express store will be opening soon in Bruntsfield, taking the place of Peckhams. The process of dismantling the old store to allow the conversion has already begun, despite strong opposition from locals. The...

The Edinburgh Reporter Advent Calendar – Gifts for him – 21st Century Kilts

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Howie R Nicholsby’s 21st Century Kilts was first created in 1996, and Howie himself never wears anything except a kilt, even when commuting to the shop on his bike!The dedicated Thistle Street store, opened January...

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