Cool Locals UK

This page is organised in sections in alphabetical order, by location – Channel Islands, England, Northern Ireland, Wales – and within each section, also by places, listed A-Z. From time to time we can’t work out which part of the UK someone is in. The first is the inspiring Unjaded Jade, who we blogged about here. Cool Local locations:

Channel Islands

We’ll get there….


Northern Ireland – we met a Northern Irish company who helped in a DIY SOS build in Orpington in Kent – but under BBC rules we can’t name them! Well done Northern Ireland, even so


  • Dingwall – Animal Health Highland – really nice people, we’ll blog to say more one day
  • Edinburgh – Royal Yacht Britannia. Terrific visitor experience
  • Glasgow (nearby) – Paul Meisak, inspiring terminal cancer patient who has been on BBC Radio 5Live sharing his positivity despite his condition – more here
  • North Berwick – Steampunk Coffee – cool and eclectic

Wales – our top Wales choice, the Welsh Charitables RFC, raising money for charity via the national sport. We attended one of their great charity fundraisers in 2013, quite a night.