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New Season Fashion Hits The Store
New Season Fashion Hits The Store
13th October 2020

But don’t expect the same old, same old from this new season’s fashion.In a very new global landscape fashion has reacted and so has the buying team at Restoration Yard. Expect to see fashion that gives a little something back as our new season fashion hits the store. Find new wardrobe icons that answer the […]

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10 Best Extra Special Occasion Gifts
29th September 2020

Who doesn’t love a special occasion? Here at Restoration Yard we adore them. Any excuse to have a little celebration with our colleagues. Cake is almost always involved and a lovely RY gift. Yes, we’re living in slightly different times at the moment…but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate (from a distance). And a […]

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10 Best Extra Special Occasion Gifts

WHAT WE WANT RIGHT NOW: The Homeware Edit
WHAT WE WANT RIGHT NOW: The Homeware Edit
23rd September 2020

Everything, every single piece you find on our shelves and around The Store in the RY homeware collection, we all (that’s The RY Team) love having in our own homes. From luxuriously soft cushions, beautifully scented candles, to quirky crockery and cosy throws, our homeware collection is perfect for coorie-ing doon this autumn. As it’s […]

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Helping Children With Anxiety
15th September 2020

By Jen Wood Covid-19 has caused so much disruption to our lives. Children feel this intensely, and many have been experiencing complex emotions around the recent return to childcare, nursery and school. So how do we understand their worries and go about helping children with anxiety? For some, the hard bit was being stuck at […]

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Helping Children With Anxiety

Showcasing Scottish Food and Drink
Showcasing Scottish Food and Drink
9th September 2020

As big foodies at RY, we’re very excited that Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight has arrived! It means we can shout about showcasing Scottish producers we love to stock in our foodhall. Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight runs from 5th to 20th September. As an annual celebration, it is designed to encourage people to eat, […]

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How To Create The Ultimate Home Spa
1st September 2020

We are all excited that we can get a little bit of normal back by visiting our favourite spas for a selection of luxurious beauty treatments. But perhaps you’re still a little wary of going to an actual beauty spa for those little moments and feel more comfortable recreating that in the sanctuary of your […]

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How To Create The Ultimate Home Spa

The Benefits of Exercising Outside
The Benefits of Exercising Outside
25th August 2020

Gyms may be re-opening as we begin to ease further out of lockdown, but for some, contemplating exercising indoors may still feel a little too much. But how to address the task of shifting additional ‘lockdown pounds’ if you’re not in for a big gym session? Jen Wood chats to Restoration Yard’s in-house fitness expert […]

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LABEL LOVE: M.A.B.E
20th August 2020

Every so often, a collection we uncover during our seasonal buying trips just lights us up and we can’t wait to share it with you all. London brand M.A.B.E. is one of those that has got us all in a spin and we are excited to launch our new label love now in our online […]

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LABEL LOVE: M.A.B.E

How to sleep better in a time of uncertainty
How to sleep better in a time of uncertainty
15th July 2020

By Jen Wood Has your sleep been affected? I’ve had some difficulty sleeping over the last few weeks. At the start of lockdown my sleep was better, but soon the anxiety of the situation and concerns about my family started to impact my sleep. Many of my friends, family and clients have also been experiencing […]

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The Kitchen Re-opens
3rd July 2020

*  Read more about our re-opening plan and safety measures here. * As we ease out of lockdown, in-line with new guidelines, we are pleased to re-open The Kitchen’s Terrace for outside dining and we are scheduled to re-open indoor dining from 20th July. Enjoy our new menu here ~ we can’t wait to see you […]

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The Kitchen Re-opens

Celebrate International Yoga Day
Celebrate International Yoga Day
18th June 2020

Sunday 21st June ~ TRY OUR FREE TASTER YOGA CLASSES As it is International Yoga Day on Sunday 21st June, we want to fulfil its aims to bring yoga and all its benefits to a wider audience by offering you free taster classes. Essentially, International Yoga Day is about celebrating yoga and informing people how […]

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Mindfulness for stressful times
11th June 2020

By Jen Wood Jen Wood is an emotional wellbeing coach, psychotherapist and wellbeing consultant. She is based at Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park and during the Covid-19 pandemic, is helping us with some of the problems we face from feeling unsettled, to working from home and today, coping with uncertainty. This post includes a […]

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Mindfulness for stressful times

End of Year Teachers’ Gifts Guide
End of Year Teachers’ Gifts Guide
9th June 2020

So we know there are mixed feelings out there regarding end of year teachers’ gifts in a time when so many parents and guardians are doing homeschooling while juggling EVERYTHING ELSE. However, we also know there are so many teachers out there working hard, either teaching remotely or in schools providing care and education to […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: Warrior II
5th June 2020

Tess Johnson is one of our resident yoga teachers. Her classes include Forrest Yoga on Wednesdays at 7pm and Evening Reset Yoga on Thursdays at 5.30pm. Tess originally started yoga to help with a back injury, but soon enjoyed the benefits it gave her, helping process stress and emotions. She was quickly drawn to the […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: Warrior II

The Father’s Day Gift Edit
The Father’s Day Gift Edit
2nd June 2020

Don’t forget: Sunday, 21st June 2020 Father’s Day 2020 will see us celebrating in a very different way than usual – perhaps a FaceTime, Zoom chat or a socially distanced walk. While many of us may struggle to see loved ones this year, it doesn’t stop us from ordering something really lovely to land on […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD FOLD
25th May 2020

Declan Mair is one of our resident yoga teachers. His class Online Yoga For Beginners is on every Tuesday from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Declan uses yoga to find balance, stillness and peace in the chaos of modern life. Here Declan shares one of his favourite yoga poses ~ Wide-legged Forward Fold. WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD FOLD “Prasarita […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD FOLD

Free NHS Worker Spaces – Virtual Wellbeing Lab
Free NHS Worker Spaces – Virtual Wellbeing Lab
21st May 2020

Are you an NHS worker or know someone who is? We’re giving away free spaces on every class via Restoration Yard’s virtual Wellbeing Lab as a gesture of thanks so those working to care for others at this difficult time. A timetable for lockdown When lockdown was announced, the team at Restoration Yard recognised that […]

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From My House to Your House – Let’s Spread Kindness
20th May 2020

By emotional wellbeing coach, psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher, Jen Wood The 18th May marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, and this year the theme is kindness. During lockdown, I have found solace in the many small acts of kindness that have punctuated the last few weeks. A smile from a passing dog […]

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From My House to Your House – Let’s Spread Kindness

How to shop SALES…and win
How to shop SALES…and win
18th May 2020

Shopping Sales can be a minefield (nothing is a bargain if it sits in the closet with tags on). So we asked one of our favourite stylists – Sarah Thomson Style – for her top tips on how to shop Sales and win! And we give you the heads up on the best Wardrobe Icons […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: DOWNWARD FACING DOG
12th May 2020

Alis Atagan is one of our resident yoga teachers. Her classes include Sunrise Yoga on a Monday at 7.30am and Restorative Flow Yoga on a Wednesday at 12noon. Alis believes yoga is for everybody. It has had a profound impact on her, helping her through difficult times and has helped her learn to love her […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: DOWNWARD FACING DOG

Salmon, lemon and parsley fishcakes with a soft boiled hen’s egg and celeriac remoulade
Salmon, lemon and parsley fishcakes with a soft boiled hen’s egg and celeriac remoulade
8th May 2020

By Head Chef Colin Halliday Ingredients Makes 4-6 600g Scottish salmon fillet200g plain mashed potato (potato only!)Zest and juice of one lemon2 cloves of garlic – peeled and crushed2 tbsp of chopped plat leaf parsleyHandful of Panko breadcrumbs if requiredSea salt (I use Maldon) and freshly ground black pepper4 – 6 medium sized free range […]

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