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chris scott
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Attended George Heriot's School
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Kangaroo Steak. 'Squashinoise'.

Food wordplay is a win. As is kangaroo. #glutenfree #meaty
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Good taste, dubious texture...
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Rocky Road (gluten free! ) With Cranberry & Amaretto Sorbet

Impressed by the Apiary's mostly gf menu #sweet #cold #naughty #glutenfree #fruity
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Illicit Ink Underground is back! This October, we're bringing together writers, performers and storytellers for a night of sinister stories about technology, fusing spoken word, music theatre, and everything in between…
Illicit Ink Underground: Technobabble
Sun, October 5, 2014, 8:00 PM GMT+1
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People with visible tattoos - face, hands, that sort of thing...
I've always been interested in tattoos. I started to notice of late that tattoo artists are becoming ever more deserving of the title 'artist', as the work being produced these days is likely to be unique, expressive, and fa...
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I love tattoos as well. Some are stunning.

Kai (my hubby) got his first a few weeks ago... Check it out https://plus.google.com/u/0/103038287804535196503/posts/UGx6jmWVYhx

Although another thing, I visited the Time Capsule out in Coatbridge at the weekend... It was a sea of tattoos. Seriously. I was impressed.
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Full Breakfast (gluten Free)

Oh yes. Oh yes indeed. #glutenfree
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Brooklyn Cocktail

There's something extra special about having a cocktail served from a bespoke bottle... #cold #alcohol #tart #sweet
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Nice action shot!
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I've heard the draft of this and am genuinely excited to see it come together. Come be excited with me!
 
"From the moment she walked into my office, she looked like trouble..."

Passing the Dame is a Noir story, told in the tradition of magazine serials and film. The dame gets passed from writer to comedian to burlesque dancer to musician until she reaches her destination, the heart of the mystery.

Tickets here, hurry before they're gone! http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/centre-events/993/illicit-ink-skyground-passing-the-dame
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That's almost a good excuse, I'll let you off... 
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Glad you liked it, Andy... and just spotted the typo... arrrgh! Mea culpa ;-)
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Education
  • George Heriot's School
    1989 - 1995
  • Stevenson College, Edinburgh
    Photography, 2010 - 2012
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  • Chris Scott, Literary Paparazzo
    2010 - present
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It's pretty difficult to find gluten free food on the go, and I've all too often had to settle for the emergency food groups of chocolate and crisps to fill the hole. As anyone with dietary problems will agree, it's a godsend when somewhere safe and tasty appears. I discovered this place after they'd been open for about six months, asked tentatively about the sign that offered gluten free crepes and came close to tears when told that EVERYTHING they do is GF. Since then I've been back regularly, and have never once been disappointed (except occasionally on horrible winter days when they might not be open). The couple who run the box are about the nicest people you'll meet in this country, two eternally jolly Brazilians who seem to have bottled their native sunshine to spread happiness to their customers. If you have an awkward request they'll always do what they can to help, whether it's not having the avocado, asking to pick something up later, or thinking about other dietary needs. The crepes are lovely, and it always amazes me how much they can cram into them. I'm more of a savoury person so tend to go for a meaty filling rather than something sweet but both have at different times delighted my mouth and filled up my belly. On Saturdays there is Feijoada, a Brazilian stew of meat and beans, served with rice and greens. I can't count how many times it's been just what I need on a miserable Edinburgh day - assuming it's not all been gobbled up by the queues of Brazilians who come out specially or it. They also make an astonishing selection of fresh juices, often tailored to your mood, and I've seen many customers making faces of exquisite surprise when they take their first sip.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
It's difficult to classify the food at Urbal Angel, other than 'good'; it subscribes to no particular style, genre or tradition, perhaps this is what British Food should be in the present day? The space is delightful, the staff friendly and helpful. I've been in with a range of different people who are difficult to feed in a variety of ways and yet there's always been something tasty and filling to suit all palates, and while it's not supercheap, it's far from pricey. On one memorable occasion, after a city centre trek to find some GF cake, we ended up here and had pieces of brownie so rich that we felt like we'd had a full meal. Total win.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I know people who swear by (not at) Nando's and go whenever possible. I can only think that these are people who cannot cook at home. It's often held up as some sort of gluten-free Mecca, always guaranteed to have something for those who must eschew the dreaded protein. I had been once before and was unimpressed but thought it worth a second chance... Nope. Not exciting. Perhaps if you are able to indulge in the multi-layered burger spectacles that seem popular there is something magical that makes one go again and again. However, a bit of warm chicken, a handful of fries with some spiced salt on top and some truly uninspiring coleslaw are THINGS I CAN DO CONSIDERABLY BETTER AT HOME FOR LESS MONEY. The only saving grace is the garlic sauce, which I could drink out the bottle. Seriously, this is a massive and popular chain? It's less inspiring than KFC. I'd rather find a nearby supermarket and snack on sliced meat and cheese.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
An Edinburgh favourite, mostly for students, but it's a reliable source of decent hot drinks and good juices. I was dragged along for breakfast, anticipating a very brief one when asking for gluten free as the menu didn't look hopeful. So I was pleasantly surprised when they bent over backwards to make sure that I was provided with a good amount and variety of food! My opinion of them has definitely gone up.
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reviewed 8 months ago
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When you have to avoid certain ingredients there are styles of food you become bored of and others that you crave. Indian food is easily gluten-free, Chinese food less so. When I find somewhere that makes any effort to accommodate I'm hooked. There are some who say a Chinese restaurant isn't right without some serious attitude from the staff, and you'll definitely get that here; I've often come away feeling like a criminal. However, the food is better than average for its type and more importantly, much of the menu is either marked as GF or as suitable for being made that way. And I miss a good black bean sauce so much that I can take a lot of dirty looks to get some I can eat.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Astonished to see another tex mex opening next door to popular favourite Illegal Jack's, I had to see what the competition was like... The space feels small, although they've managed to make room for more seating that I expected. It's all very clean and utilitarian, much like next door. When asked what was gluten free the staff were pretty knowledgeable and as I am a great fan of nachos, dived in. Cold corn chips, lukewarm cheese sauce, various toppings. All perfectly acceptable but it felt like someone had bought a kit to make nachos in a kitchen at home with minimal equipment or effort. I had to add half a bottle of chilli sauce (which was lovely) before the dish felt like it had any flavour. If you open next door to an established eaterie and offer exactly the same food only not as good, you're going to look bad. I love the nachos at Illegal Jack's, hot, gooey, covered in cheese and meat... These did not compare, and I could do much better at home. With the loss of Jack's (which, coincidence though it may seem, I'm assured is completely unrelated to this place opening), I will go without rather than be disappointed here again.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I'm a great fan of this chain, and often wish they would open one closer to home. The Swedish twists are welcome in contrast to Edinburgh's usual drinking establishments and they're all quirky and friendly. Joseph Pearce is one of the more spacious of the family; not as big as Hemma but less cozy than Sofi's, Boda and Victoria which are all lovely but a bit tight when busy. Lots of nice drinks on offer, many with that Swedish touch, along with the menu which is refreshingly unlike normal bar food. My one issue was that the menu options were a little heavy on the bread, leaving little choice for the gluten free diner. But then, if one is going out for food there are many alternatives nearby that could be followed by a nice drink here.
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reviewed 11 months ago