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World Whisky Day Giveaway

Enter to win

Enter our competition today and you could be in with a chance of winning our nique Edinburgh Rock Whisky, moulded in the shape of Edinburgh Castle. The glass bottle comes filled with 5 year old Blended Malt and packaged in a hand-made wooden box with a booklet detailing historical events at Edinburgh Rock. 

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Top Gardening Jobs for May

Top Gardening Jobs for May

May is here and Summer is just around the corner! Use the bank holidays wisely and get your outdoor space looking the way you want it. It's time to mow the lawn, plant bedding and get those weeds under control. But the weather can still be changeable, so if a late frost is predicted, make sure you protect your tender plants with horticultural fleece. And watch out for pests, dealing with them before they infest your plants.

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Beano & Dandy Summer Specials 2019


We have some exciting news! Are you ready for Summer 2019? Get prepared with our Beano & Dandy Summer Specials 2019 now available for pre-orders! The Dandy Summer Special is as much a part of summer as sunglasses, ice cream and umbrellas (this is Britain, you know!).

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Arabs Away - Celebrating Dundee United Supporters

Arabs Away

There’s nothing quite like going to the football with your mates, or family, or both. An away day to Scottish towns that, aside from football, you only really ever hear about when they are on the news for bad reasons. If it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve followed Dundee United there, I don’t know if I’d ever have visited Alloa, Kilmarnock or Dunfermline. But I am familiar with these places….and Methil and Coatbridge and Airdrie and Greenock…because of their football clubs. 

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Pass It On - Tips from the 1950s

Pass it on

Pass It On Household & Cooking Tips books are full of useful advice, wisdom and nostalgia from the 1950s. The tips are have been collected from newspapers and magazines of the 1950s, when housewives used to write in with their ingenious, clever and tasty hints and tips. 

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A conversation with… Angela Gilchrist

The People's Friend 150th

This year The People’s Friend celebrates its 150th birthday with a year-long series of special commemorations. The People’s Friend has a very dedicated readership and subscribers, which has helped it endure for the past 150 years. We caught up with Editor-In-Chief Angela Gilchrist to find out the plans to mark the occasion and what keeps the “Friend” so near and dear to readers’ hearts.

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The Complete Gin Guide

With the spring finally here, it is almost the time to sit outside with a lovely glass of gin in your hand and watch the world go by. Gin is a perfect choice for a light, spring cocktail and we have created this guide to help you make your perfect drink. Here at the DC Thomson Shop, we love to give you the choice of great and unique items you won’t find elsewhere.

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Growing Basket Plants

Spring is now well underway and Summer is coming! Running out of space for plants in your garden and pots? Well, start going upwards! Hanging baskets are a great way to add additional colour to your garden, patio or balcony, and now is the perfect time to get started. 

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The Art Of Ian Kennedy celebrates 70 years of comic artist's work


The Art Of Ian Kennedy celebrates 70 years of comic artist's work. Ian is the longest serving DC Thomson Media illustrator, having worked for the publisher for 70 years, beginning his career in the company's Art Department back in 1949. Since then, he has contributed to many of DC Thomson Media's comics, such as Commando, Britain's longest-running war comic, Starblazer, Hotspur and many more. Incredibly, Ian has created over 1,250 Commando covers, which continue to be very popular amongst readers.

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Remember when you could get a doctor’s appointment?

The Doc Replies

You might have noticed that visiting your doctor isn’t quite like it used to be (now there’s an understatement!). But we still have many of the same ailments as we used to. We’re still suffering, even if we can’t talk to a doc.

Actually, while we’re on the subject of health, how are you? Do you feel well? Have you shaken off that cough? Are you sleeping well? Are your feet OK? How’s your heart? Are you eating properly? Is there anything worrying you?

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