I have been part of the Edinburgh blogger and PR community for around five years now and in that time not only have I learned loads about writing, self-promotion and the more technical elements of SEO and site development, I have met people who are nothing short of incredible. Not only is there a huge wealth of talent in Edinburgh, I have been lucky enough that every Edinburgh blogger I have had the pleasure of knowing has been supportive, encouraging and friendly. There doesn’t need to be competitiveness; every blogger will write from their own viewpoint to their own following. Instead, I have found myself part of a community that is simply brilliant.
Because of that, I thought it would only be fair to share some of my favourite Edinburgh blogger friends. Some cover make-up, some food and drink, some events but all are worthy of a read.
I am the first to admit I am a bit obsessed with food. That makes Adele, the owner of TartanSpoon, a dream for me to know. She reviews the latest and best restaurants in the city and across Scotland, adding a quirky flair to her content. Each experience is awarded a spoon, ranging from wooden to the glittering TartanSpoon. The experiences she shares are incredible and her eye for a delicious photo or two is enough to keep me coming back again and again.
Not only does Emma, owner of Reverie De Paris, have impeccable taste in fashion and make up products, she is also an all round good ‘un. Reverie De Paris covers health, travel, lifestyle and more but hones in on the latest make up products and tips, usually which I’m convinced to then buy. Her blog is sleek and clean,with fantastic imagery and Emma has some fantastic opinions on life that she regularly shares. Funny and warm, she is a must for any young lass in the Burgh. Partial to a well executed Boomerang.
Edinblogger (or Gary to his pals) is an extremely well-known Edinburgh blogger. He, and his other half Edinbloggette, run Edinbraw – a site covering life, food and beyond. The best thing about the couple, is not only are they lovely but they unearth the best, most hidden Edinburgh events and bring them to the fore. As such, Gary has managed to amass almost 10,000 with an incredibly loyal following.
Lauren Dall is the brains and pretty little face behind The Luxe List. A PR Guru, Lauren showcases the finer things in life – from gorgeous events in Edinburgh to spa treatments, products and more. Lauren is a girl you can meet once and never forget. She embraces every opportunity open to her and crafts the most stunning social stories. A top lass.
Kate and her hubby are cuisine Kings! Their foodbased company Tablaro promotes the very best of Scottish food and drink and capture beautiful images to showcase their meals. Typically, their focus is high end with the likes of Moet and Chandon, Twenty Princes Street and The Adamson being included in their reviews but if you like gorgeous photos of gorgeous food, give them a follow.
Who hasn’t heard of Hayley Daines? If not, you are missing out because not only is this little lady beautiful on the outside, she is the perfect package. A joyous, social media QUEEN, she spends her time on her business: A Model Moment, documenting her life, events and behind the scenes of her many shoots. As you would expect, her website is stunning – get involved and see why everyone loves her.
The oh-so-fabulous Ailidh Forlan is the brains behind Plate Expectations (what a name!). Formerly, Miss Piggy Eats, Ailidh’s strength lies in her photography (mainly of food and drink – you see why I love her right?). You can tell she is a professional in that respect and her instagram is an all round food-porn channel. Shots of cheesy fries, chocolate bombs, Pitt Street goodies litter her page but she also shares the latest food and lifestyle news from her twitter account. Add to the fact she is a gem, and you have an all round fab Edinburgh blogger.
The gents behind Boys Eat Scotland and who run Your Scottish Tour, Donnie and Raymond, continuously share the best places across the country to eat, sleep and play. Always on the road, they create reviews of the highlands, the west, the cities and more; constantly unearthing hidden gems for locals and tourists to visit. My favourite element of their site is coverage of the the Mull and Iona Food Tour. Having visited a few of places listed, I can testify this country has a wealth of incredible eateries and the boys are making it their purpose to share them with us all.
This little lady is a creative genius. The beauty behind her twitter and Instagram posts is stunning and I continue to be in awe of her. Each post is crafted with a suitable quote and her imagery blows my mind. She showcases Edinburgh, events, food and drink so beautifully. Apart from her talent, she is an incredibly lovely lass. Give her a follow on Instagram to see first hand just how good she is.
Oh yeah… and me! ⬅️I write for thisgirldoes which covers events, food and drink in Edinburgh and Glasgow. I started blogging to document my disastrous adventures with online dating but once I got a (lovely) boyfriend, I moved my attention to the second loves of my life. Having worked in advertising and PR for over 12 years, blogging is something of an outlet for me and I am so grateful to have had some amazing experiences.