Pensioners at a West Lothian housing development have been putting their skills to good use – by knitting hats for premature babies! A group of ladies at Bield’s Dean Court development in Bo’ness have teamed up to knit over 50 hats this year for babies born prematurely at Forth ValleyRead More →

  Cathy Owen is making no apologies, this column is an unabashed celebration of sparkle, shimmer, velvet and tulle… just in time to plan your fabulous festive attire!     What is it about Christmas dressing? We’re true to our sense of style all year, and then suddenly BOOM, you’reRead More →

Alongside the joy and wonder of raising a child, the frustration and pitfalls of parenting also require navigation –often on a daily basis. Given that childhood is a short season, and parenting is far from easy, could mindfulness help us to lean in and be more present? International barrister, mindfulnessRead More →

Following the success of The Silver Spoon (the most influential and successful Italian cookbook of the last 50 years) a special edition adapted especially for children presents authentic, quick, wholesome and easy-to-make Italian recipes that kids will love to help cook and eat. Guaranteed to appeal to the fussiest ofRead More →

What makes you, you? Our early ancestors realised that children often grew up to look and act like their parents (for better or worse!). But they had no idea why. Today we know that two things – environment and inheritance – influence how we turn out and the characteristics weRead More →

Cosy up with a wonderful winter story… Age Pre-school+ Moon and Me: The Little Seed by Andrew Davenport, illustrated by Mariko Umeda, HB £12.99 published by Scholastic This brand-new story featuring Pepi Nana, Moon Baby and friends is the first in the range of Moon and Me: Storyland Adventures eachRead More →

  Frozen 2 Cert PG, Release date: Friday 22 November The highly-anticipated sequel to Disney’s Frozen is coming to cinemas this winter – six years after the release of the original. Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna,Read More →

Every pupil currently in Primary 1 to 3 in Scotland will receive amazing books as part of the annual Book Week Scotland celebrations. Now in its eighth year, Book Week is run by Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing. Primary 1 pupils from SimpsonRead More →

Former editor of Men’s Health Magazine Luke Benedictus has teamed up with two more hands-on dads to create a new guide for thriving and surviving in the only job that really counts… fatherhood. With nine kids between them, they live by the mantra that happier dads mean happier children and, ultimately,Read More →

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has today revealed ‘dreich’ as the winner of their iconic Scots word vote. The online Dictionary of the Scots Language records usage of dreich from as early as 1420, revealing the word has survived – and indeed thrivesRead More →