Bewitching Health and Beauty

Bewitching Health and Beauty is a holistic business, based in Kilmarnock, which is run by Lilian Anderson, a practising witch and mature student currently pursuing a BA honours in Psychological studies through the Open University. She is also a contributor to Off the Record and you can find her content by clicking here. The business … Continue reading Bewitching Health and Beauty

Snag Tights

*All images used within this article were taken by Jenna Laird of J.H Laird Photography, and are of Jenna, they cannot be used externally without express permission of the owner. So Snag Tights is an online-only clothing retailer, based in Livingston, Scotland who ship their products worldwide. They focus on creating clothes which are ethically … Continue reading Snag Tights

Pam’s Place

Pam’s Place is an Ayrshire based catering business which was created by Pamela Gray back in 2011. It is a one stop shop for all your culinary needs, whatever you want cooked or baked, you can reach out to Pamela for superior service. She brings with her a HNC Patisserie qualification, as well as over … Continue reading Pam’s Place

Psychic Circle Oddities

Psychic Circle Oddities is a Los Angeles based business which was started in 2012 by owner and operator Suzy Berhow, who is more commonly known on the internet as Mortem3r. She is the host of KittyKatGaming, which we’ve talked about here on Off the Record before and you can click here and here to check … Continue reading Psychic Circle Oddities

Whisky Basics

So full disclosure I am by no means an expert on whisky, it just happens to be a passion of mine, and this is more or less just an excuse to stretch my fairly limited by nonetheless enthusiastically gained knowledge on the subject. I also want to add that even among actual experts, the field … Continue reading Whisky Basics

Samhain – Witches New Year

The 31st October and the surrounding days are a special time for many cultures, from the Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) in Mexico to the Christian All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows' Day) and of course the secular Halloween celebrations.  The pagan wheel of the year celebrates Samhain from sunset … Continue reading Samhain – Witches New Year

 The Origins of Killieween

The town I grew up in, Kilmarnock, located in the West of Scotland has many strange and interesting traditions, from the paper roses that the bride to be wears before marriage to the ‘Paper Roses’ that are sung at Rugby Park (the home of Kilmarnock F.C), to the obsessive cleaning of EVERYTHING before the bells … Continue reading  The Origins of Killieween

Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

Many modern witches hate the cartoonish stereotypes of the green-faced witch. Look at her as she stoops, cackling and green-faced, with blackened broken teeth, a hooked nose and gnarled fingers, her hair hanging in knots. The picture of terror and evil, that is so removed from my own path of love, nature, healing and beauty.  … Continue reading Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

A History of Jack-o’-lanterns

I wrote yesterday about how Trick or Treating originated in Scotland and Ireland and has been repackaged and returned to us in modern times with an American slant. Today’s Halloween tradition has also made the same journey.  The carved pumpkin is a tradition which is now strongly associated with Halloween, but the tradition of the … Continue reading A History of Jack-o’-lanterns

Guising – A Celtic Tradition

Trick or Treating, is that not an American tradition? I see people on social media every day claiming that Trick or Treating is just another sign of the over Americanisation of our children's lives and I guess in some ways they are right. But in so many other ways they are totally wrong!  Guising in … Continue reading Guising – A Celtic Tradition

Cameo – A Shout-out to the Fans

I was recently introduced to an awesome platform called Cameo (although it has been around since March 2017). It’s a video sharing site created by Steven Galanis, Martin Blencowe, and Devon Spinnler Townsend which was made for the purpose of connecting celebrities with their fans. The creators realised how valuable interactions with these celebs was … Continue reading Cameo – A Shout-out to the Fans

Sign Up for Dropout.TV

Dropout.TV was launched in September 2018 is a subscription service created by CollegeHumor, as an offshoot of their YouTube channel, allowing them to create and share unique content and focus on content that might not be suited to YouTube.  Part of the reason why the platform was created was because CollegeHumor was having an increasingly … Continue reading Sign Up for Dropout.TV

Mabon

Mabon which begins on September 21st has the wheel of the year turn once more. The autumn equinox Harvest festival or witch’s thanksgiving as it is also known sees the leaves turning and the bounty of our harvest coming to fruition.  2020 has been an odd year there is no doubt about it but one … Continue reading Mabon

Bewitching Midsummer

Tonight is the night that the Fae and all the other magical creatures come to play tricks and cast pixie dust as we slumber, If The Bard is to be believed that is. Shakespeare’s Midsummer's Night Dream has been a favourite of mine for a long time. But for many years before Puck, Bottom, Tatiana … Continue reading Bewitching Midsummer

Unity League

So I just wanted to talk a little bit about Kilmarnock Unity League, full disclosure I am a member of the group, and I’m the secretary for the committee as well so my opinion may be biased but I happen to think that we are a hardworking, dedicated and supportive group for LGBT+ people. We … Continue reading Unity League