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We’ve joined forces with the talented folks at Bill Baber to highlight even more businesses who are designing and creating in Scotland, just like us! This is part of our Meet the Maker blog series. This month’s spotlight is on Caroline Wolfe Murray who creates wonderful homewares using traditional Harris Tweed, bright Liberty fabrics and, recently, laser cut wood pieces. Caroline lives in East Lothian, just outside of Edinburgh. She chatted with Lucy from Bill Baber about her inspiration and her favourite parts of Scotland. Can you tell us how your business got started? After studying archaeology and working as an archaeological illustrator...

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Adventure, Bothies, Bothy, Conservation, Country living, Deerstalking, Highland Bothy, Hunting, J Boult Designs, Nature, Scotland, Scottish, Wild meat, Wilderness -

A bothy is a basic shelter, free for the weary outdoorsman and outdoorswoman to use. Typically found in remote, mountainous areas in Wales, Northern England, Scotland, and Ireland. Traditionally used by estate workers and common in the Scottish Highlands. Despite being thoroughly unrecorded these small shelters provided comfort for gamekeepers and deerstalking parties, particularly if the weather was dreary on the lonely hill. They are similar to Nordic countries wilderness huts. Romanticised in Scottish folklore and literature, bothies are an intrinsic part of a deerstalker's existence on the barren hill.  Nowadays you can visit and stay in bothies. The Mountain...

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