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Ruchira and Dana were telling us about an amazing market in Kolkata, where you could buy all kinds of weird and wonderful things…you know, the stuff you don’t need or think you don’t need and then you see it and suddenly…you really need it (even if you don’t really!) Anything like that here???

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Well maybe not but i did think about the following place, very different but with its own charms and so…We took a trip to the Borders Scrap Store in Musselburgh, a hidden treasure, an absolute wee gem of a place filled with sundry scraps and remnants of …well stuff and ephemera…leftovers from factory productions, last of range stuff, bolts of cloth and wool etc…you never know what might crop up there.

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We went along for some inspiration and to have a look. If you have any kind of craft or arts project, you might want to try here, get the bus to Musselburgh and it’s about a 2 minute walk from the Brunton Theatre…definitely worth the trip.


You can find the Scrap Store at the Fisherrow Center, South St, Musselburgh, opening hours are  MON 1.30-4.30pm WED 9.30-4.00pm FRI 12.00pm – 4.00pm