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WIN weekend tickets to Foxlake Outdoor Festival in East Lothian 

Love getting active outdoors? Love great music? Love top notch comedy? If it’s yes to all three then you will absolutely love East Lothian’s Foxlake Outdoor Festival. Last year’s inaugural event was hugely successful, and this year’s promises to be bigger and better than ever.

In short Foxlake Adventures is Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park. It also has the UK’s only ropes course constructed over water. It’s always a great place for a family adventure, but the festival cranks things up a serious notch and is a brilliant reason to visit. The dates to get in your diary now are May 20-21.

A Belly Full of Laughs

The organisers have travelled the length and breadth of Britain to snare the comedy talent. Headliners gracing the Comedy Stage include radio and TV star Des Clarke, Tom Stade and Darren Connell. They will be backed up fellow rib ticklers like Janey Godley, Gary Little, Rossco Mclelland and Jojo Sutherland. Look out too for award winning Scottish stand-up, comic and Gaelic TV presenter/actress Carina MacLeod, and Zara Janjua – an experienced broadcast reporter and presenter.

Tribute Acts Spanning Six Decades

Complementing this diverse comedy line-up is an equally varied music programme. A stellar line-up of East Lothian’s finest local tribute bands will grace the Decades Music Stage during the two-day extravaganza, including Abba A Rival, Take This, Durananduran, Jersey Notes (4 Seasons), Little Fix, Status No, Eltan John, George Michaels, Glasgow Blues Brothers, Simply Rod (Stewart) and Beatles Revisited. They will be ably supported by local talent through ELJam (East Lothian Youth Music Forum).


Industry Pro Wakeboard Tour Event

These comedy and music stages run alongside the Industry Wake Parks, who are running an Industry Pro Wakeboard Tour Event. This will see some of the world’s most talented wake boarders compete at Foxlake, and offer a rare chance to catch the thrills and spills of professional wakeboarding.

A Thrill Seekers Dream

A brand new addition to this year’s festival is the heart-starting Adrenaline Arena. Here highlights include Access Parkour’s free running displays, and the flips and tricks of the BMX bikes of The Clan, Scotland’s Cycle Stunt Team. Those who dare, meanwhile, can jump from the 8m high Free Fall Stunt Bag!

As if all that wasn’t enough the ever-popular Kids’ Zone will be back, complete with an inflatable village filled with all manner of bouncy castles! Here wee ones can also take tackle the climbing wall, whether they have any experience or not, and indulge in the more traditional charm of having their faces painted.


Abundant Family Fun

The crux of the Foxlake Outdoor Festival is all about giving families an opportunity to get active outdoors together, and to have loads of fun in the process. I like that you very much have the chance to try out some of the park’s outdoor adventures. A highlight for me is the Foxfall Course, the UK’s only rope course constructed over water. Alternatively you can don your wet suit and give wakeboarding a try. Back on dry land you can even hop on and master a segway.

Last year’s festival sold out well in advance, so I’d move quickly if you want to snare some precious briefs this time around. We have an ace competition – we’re giving away three pairs of adult weekend tickets – to help get you along. Whether you win or not I’d thoroughly recommend heading to this great event. There will be a shuttle bus service from Dunbar railway station so getting there is easy too. What are you waiting for?

We’re giving away three pairs of adult weekend tickets to Foxlake Outdoor Festival 2017. ENTER HERE.

Further Information and to book tickets

Where: Foxlake Outdoor Festival 2017, Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
When: 20 – 21 May 2017, 10.00 – 18.00
Tickets: £17 per adult each day, £30 per adult for 2 days; children under 16 are FREE

Source: Foxlake Outdoor Festival -Ticket Giveaway – Welcome to Scotland

Win a share of £250,000

Building Better Communities 2017

Jewson – helping build better communities

In 2016 we gave away £250,000 to buildings that really make a difference in your communities. But it’s clear there are plenty more in need of our support, which is why we’re back for 2017 supporting projects up and down the country. Do you know a project that could benefit from a Jewson transformation? Nominate it before Friday 5th May.


Top Regional Prize


Prize of £50,000

This year we’re giving away a Top Prize of £50,000 split 50/50 between labour and building materials. Do you know a project which needs this support?

Trade Hero Prize


Prize of £50,000

New for 2017 is the Trade Hero category, which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their community. Whether it’s a roofer who has fixed a leak in the village hall or a builder who has supported a local children’s charity – we want to find these individuals. The Trade Hero will win £50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete a worthy community project. Are you a Trade Hero? Tell us what you would do with £50,000 worth of building materials for your community.

Regional Prize


Multiple prizes £500 to 10k

Could your local project use a share of our bigger prize fund? You can apply for building materials between £500 and £10,000 – just tell us your idea.

Nominate a regional project

Regional Prize Fund

We have a prize fund of £200,000 up for grabs to give worthy building projects a Jewson transformation. You can apply for building materials worth anywhere between £500 – £10,000, just tell us your idea. Or, submit a project for the Top Regional Prize of £50,000.

Nominate now


 Nominate a Trade Hero

We’re back again with £250,000 up for grabs to help transform local communities plus new for 2017, is a Trade Hero category.

Source: Building Better Communities 2017

Win A National Waterways Museum Family Pass Competition

The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port showcases the history of the canal and the lives and times of the people who worked on them.
Set on the banks of the mighty Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey, the museum is set in a glorious collection of canal buildings with spectacular double locks taking boats through the heart of the museum on the Shropshire Union Canal…
WIN – a family pass with unlimited access to the museum for one whole year

1 winner will be drawn among the top10 subscribers…
Increase your chances by sharing!

Tel: 0151 355 5017
Twitter: @NWMuseum
Facebook: @National Waterways Museum


WIN An Annual Family Pass for the National Waterways Museum

Source: National Waterways Museum Family Pass Competition

Win a long weekend with Wildfitness (worth almost £2,500)



Wildfitness runs transformative physical courses in wild, stunning locations globally that reconnect you to a primal physical state of deep health and wellbeing. Wildfitness has developed an authentic, effective and consistent philosophy over 15 years and continues to discover and implement paradigm-shifting knowledge, so that clients are always nurtured and ahead of their game. Wildfitness has developed an authentic, effective and consistent philosophy over 15 years and continues to discover and implement paradigm-shifting knowledge, so that clients are always nurtured and ahead of their game.

The lucky winner will spend three nights at the Wildfitness retreat in West Lexham, Norfolk, from 11th – 14th May (worth £2,490). Over the course of the long weekend, the winner will be taught by our expert head coaches how to move well and with confidence, sleeping in a cosy bell tent, with a unique bright decor.

For those who have not paid a visit to this part of the world before, it is one of a few places in England that has retained its original heritage and resisted development. Its unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, forests and heathland offer up great opportunities to get closer to nature.

A Wildfitness retreat does not have any prerequisites of age or ability, with exercises adaptable for any needs. This retreat will involve running and climbing, playing games and mixing high intensity with serious de-stressing, at a pace that suits you and your body. We don’t want to provide too much detail as we want there to be an element of surprise!

The prize includes:
• Accommodation
• Three meals a day specially created by our chef to fit the Wild Eating guidelines
• All local transport during the course
• Two to three group training or skills sessions per day based on natural movement. These might include running, boxing, swimming, circuits, climbing
• Group sessions to enhance joint mobility and flexibility
• Workshops covering wild movement, mindset and nutrition & how to continue what you learn at home
• This prize excludes transport to the location.

As a sign of Wildfitness’ commitment to sustainability, the inspirational brand has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury. The award of the Butterfly Mark recognises Wildfitness’ devotion to producing a truly holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing, with sustainability at the heart of every step.

For more information on the course, visit the Wildfitness website:

Win a long weekend with Wildfitness (worth almost £2,500)

The Mickflieg Daily 15th March 2017

WIN a Sweetheart gown worth over £1000

Get ready to fall in love all over again. Sweetheart Gowns’ Spring 2017 collection has stolen our hearts and we’re sure you’ll be bowled over by its flirty-yet-innocent take on bridal style too.
To celebrate our 50th issue, Tie the Knot Scotland has teamed up with Sweetheart Gowns – part of the world-renowned Justin Alexander portfolio – to offer readers the chance to win a sensational gown worth over £1,000 from its latest range.

This covetable collection of gowns puts the final stitch in your fairytale romance. Playful, soft silhouettes; tiered skirts, and peach-blossom colouring are signature design details this season. Delicate pearls adorn sheer overlays, pale pinks surprise classic silhouettes, and romantic lace outlines keyhole backs that gracefully compliment a bride as she walks down the aisle.

These figure-flattering styles – available in sizes 2 to 32 – will make any bride feel sweet and pretty on her wedding day – and one lucky winner will have her pick from the collection!

Style 6173 is one of our favourites: a backless ballgown with a jewel neckline and chapel-length train [above left] – perfect for the playful, romantic bride who wants to twirl on the dancefloor all night long.

If a touch more adornment floats your boat, cast your eye over style 6175 with its pretty Sabrina illusion neckline, sequinned appliqué, keyhole back and tiered ribbon-edged skirt, while style 6171 hits the right notes thanks to its easy-to-wear sweet V-neck shape with sequinned lace, illusion back, and a flowing tulle skirt.


Win an Antarctica Safari worth £7,995.

Source: Páramo Clothing | Natural World Safaris Competition

Explore this incredible area of the world accompanied by photographer Andy Rouse as expedition leader and photography advisor. Alongside Andy, expert Andrew James will provide photography critiques and workshops on-board. The itinerary is flexible, devoted to getting the most amazing wildlife experiences and images.

What makes this special?

  • November departure when Antarctica is at its most stunning with pristine snow cover and penguins seen on ice.
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings including different species of penguin, seal and whale.
  • The opportunity to camp on shore; be one of few to sleep on the Antarctic Peninsula (if conditions allow).
  • Small Zodiac groups and longer landing times on shore for exploring, in areas often inaccessible on Antarctica cruises.
  • Fully stabilised ship for a smoother Drake Passage, with excellent on-board facilities including email, gym, and on-deck hot tub.
  • Pre-preparation and on-board help throughout to ensure every level of photographer from novice to expert gets the most from this safari, thanks to input from Andy and Andrew.

Andy Rouse is one of the top wildlife photographers, with 17 books to his name and a huge worldwide following. Andy presented a 13-part wildlife photography series for Channel 5 / Animal Planet. He regularly gives theatre shows, photography workshops and takes clients on expeditions all over the globe. For seven years in a row, he has received commendations and won prizes in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. He travels extensively, often working alone in challenging conditions, wearing Páramo, happy to be at one with nature.

In partnership with Páramo, Andy runs the Aspira Fund, which donates the profits from a high quality outdoor clothing selection to small conservation projects often overlooked.

Natural World Safaris are offering the prize of one place on the Andy Rouse Antarctica Photography Expedition worth £7,995. This covers one person sharing a twin room with shared bathroom facilities. The prize excludes transport between the winner’s home address and Ushuaia in Argentina. It is the winner’s responsibility to organise and pay costs associated with obtaining visas.

All competition entrants who book the November 2017 Antarctica Photography Safari win will receive a £250 voucher for Páramo clothing.

CLOSING DATE: 27 March 2017

Win a Casablanca Bridal gown!

written by Sophie Grabham February 16, 2017
Casablanca Bridal

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to win your very own Casablanca Bridal gown worth up to £2,000!

Have you started searching for your perfect wedding dress? Then you’ve most likely come across the amazing designs by Casablanca Bridal! This amazing American label has collections to die for, offering elegant, romantic styles that will make you feel like a superstar.

This month, we’ve teamed up with Casablanca Bridal to offer one lucky reader the chance to win one of their gorgeous dresses from the new collection, worth up to £2,000! Read on to find out how to enter, and start searching for your favourite designs now at

How to enter

Fo your chance to win a gorgeous Casablanca bridal gown, simply answer this question:

The Casablanca Bridal label is…

A) British

B) Australian

C) American

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