Valvona & Crolla

It takes some special ingredients to run a business since 1934… luckily Valvona & Crolla is full of them. Family-run since it opened, this Edinburgh institution has been keeping Italian food, wine and culture lovers smiling for over 80 years.

We chatted with Francesca, the managing director, about her family history and the diversity that makes Leith special. Francesca shares a unique perspective on what it means to foster multiple generations of connections within the local community, and how they’ve rallied together through the recent crisis. 

This #hiddentraxchat uncovers a special side of a local treasure, providing a first-hand insight into running a local business…

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Covid: Edinburgh’s Local Businesses

Over the lockdown period we’ve been speaking to local business owners about what these strange times mean for them. For most it’s meant significant changes, furloughed staff and closed doors. 

We wanted to take the chance to hear their stories and give some local favourites a shout out. In this chat you can hear from; Robi Lambie (Cairngorm Coffee), Kate Harahan (Neal’s Yard Remedies), Iain Mcpherson (Panda & Sons, Hoot the Redeemer, Nauticus) and Lewis Ritchie (It’s All Good Cafe). Along with a bunch of other local pals!

Now more than ever it’s important to support independent businesses and think about how we can all shop local. 

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