What The Dickins: Independent Shops

6 of Edinburgh’s Best Shops for Chocolate Lovers
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Is there anything more indulgent than treating yourself to a decadent bar of your favourite chocolate? Or perhaps you prefer your chocolate in the form of a scoop of rich ice cream or maybe as a warm chocolate sauce drizzled over a hot waffle… Just thinking about that first bite has got…

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Meet Grow Urban – An Edinburgh Plants & Botanical Goods Shop
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Grow Urban is one of the newest independent shops to open in Edinburgh. Owner Graham Savage previously owned a bakery business in the capital but decided to revisit his childhood roots in gardening and opened Grow Urban in April of 2019. Located on Grove Street in Fountainbridge, this beautiful and…

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Meet Wedgwood The Restaurant – A Chic & Seasonal Scottish Eatery
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When Paul and Lisa Wedgwood were first laying the foundations for their Edinburgh restaurant, they wanted to create something that reflected their own vision for the “Perfect Night Out” – a place where diners could unwind and escape from their normal routines, with exceptional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The…

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Meet Hatti Pattisson – A Scottish Artist & Textile Designer
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Scottish artist Hatti Pattisson has been pursuing a creative career for as long as she can remember and is known for her colourful and emotive land and seascapes. An evocative nod to her relationship with the sea, her original works of art and hand-finished prints have been used for a…

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Meet House of Elrick – Scotland’s Hand-Crafted Artisan Gin
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This month we’d like to introduce you to one of Scotland’s newest gin producers, House of Elrick. This unique destination-distillery is tucked away in Aberdeenshire, on an estate steeped in history and a place which has seen a number of creative and maverick individuals pass through its doors. Once visited…

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