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Meet our writers and columnists

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Suzanne Green

Feature Writer

Suzanne lives in Balerno. She contributes the Local People column and Notes from a Small Village. She is married to Andy and they have two adult daughters.

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Stuart McMorrow

Vet's Tip

Stuart McMorrow BVM&S MRCVS is head vet at West Port Veterinary Clinic in Linlithgow. He contributes the pet's health column.

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Laura Archibald

Parenting in West Lothian

Laura lives in West Lothian with her family and their campervan "Hank". She is mummy, wife, blogger and full-time personal assistant to her two girlie girls. Laura writes the monthly Parenting column.

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Craig Turpie

Property Matters

Craig is a Director at Turpie & Co with extensive knowledge of the West Lothian property market and over 20 years in bespoke sales and marketing. Craig shares his expertise in the Property Matters column.

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Heriot Watt University

Local Lab

The Local Lab column is contributed by Heriot Watt University to engage the public in a range of their research projects. We get a glimpst of cutting edge research via an interview with a different  researcher each month.

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Lynn McMurray

Interiors Columnist

Lynn lives in Balerno. She is an enthusiast of all things "home" and owner of home decor and accessories business The Seasonal Touch.

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Sophie Laidlaw

Hair Stylist

Sophie is a Director at Wonderland Livingston and keeps Konect readers up to date with the latest styling tips as well as sharing her expertise in hair care and health.

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Robert Ewing

Film Reviewer

Robert writes the monthly film review for Konect. He lives in Kirknewton and is passionate about film as an art form and shining a light on films that may not be on people's radar.


Tina Gilbert

Thought for the Month

Tina lives in Livingston and teaches yoga and meditation. She contributes the Thought for the Month.

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Dougal Phillip


Dougal and Leslie are Directors at New Hopetoun Gardens. Inspiring, informing and entertaining for over 40 years. Dougal contributes the monthly Garden Project.

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Francine Orr

Life Coach

Francine is an NLP coach, hypnotherapist and reiki practioner. She lives in Linlithgow and contributes the monthly life coaching column for Konect.

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Helen-Jane Gisbourne

Editor & Feature Writer

Helen-Jane is the editor of Konect magazines and writes many of the regular articles especially third sector features, business spotlights and local history.

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Lynne Arnot


Lynne lives in Colinton with her husband and two children. She dreams of making a living from writing when she grows up, must mostly just tries to avoid growing up.

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Alison Downie


Alison works at McNaughton Physiogrange in Edinburgh and is one of the therapists who contributes the monthly health column.

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Dr Peter Marshall

Money Matters

Principal at Personal Money Management, Dr Peter Marshall PhD, DipPFS AFPC, contributes the monthly Money Matters column in the Edinburgh editions.


Linda Linton


Linda works at McNaughton Physiogrange in Edinburgh and is one of the therapists who contributes the monthly health column.

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