From Lazio to Cockenzie: the making of a family restaurant


Victor and Carina Contini are both third generation Italian Scots. They are also the owners of The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant which [...]

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The 10 Clouds of Covid


We’re on Cloud 9, but not as you know it.  We’re in the middle of a sandstorm. Watching the world around us makes me feel a bit like [...]

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The cupboards are all tidy


Good morning lovely people I love analysing things, you may have noticed. Victor says I’ve to stop trying to control the things I can’t [...]

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I’m throwing my toys out of the pram this week


Good morning lovely people I’m throwing my toys out of the pram this week,  actually we’ve been thrown out the pram, fall guy [...]

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We invite you to enjoy Contini venues this summer


Hello, What a year it has been. Our industry has been hit hard but we are delighted to still be here feeling positive and energised for [...]

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What will next year be like


This time last year we were still in Lockdown 1 and the prospect of the 15th July opening was filled with a sense of relief that this [...]

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Noted, shorter updates


Last week felt like the Glasgow Fair. (With Glasgow in Level 3, it was no surprise. I don’t understand the logic!). Growing up in a [...]

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Jump on board


Good morning lovely people Sorry (well a little sorry) about last week’s blog.  I didn’t have time to apply and refine my usual [...]

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Mixed Messages


I read papers aligned with all political parties to try and find balance. I listen to the radio as much as I watch the news, I have my [...]

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We thought it’s all over, it isn’t now…


The circle of life of the kitchen garden usually mirrors hospitality. Dormant over the winter but triumphant when it comes back to life [...]

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