Entries by Tricia Fox

Nisyst selected as CRA Training Partner for 2020

The Charity Retail Association has announced today that, following a competitive tender for the delivery of their Retail Gift Aid training courses, corporate member Nisyst has been appointed to deliver these in 2020. Dave Chunilal, Technical Director said, “Nisyst is delighted to be selected as the Charity Retail Association’s Accredited Training Provider. As an organisation […]


Keepsafe Storage Centres, the firm behind the first purpose-built drive-up storage centres in Scotland, has expanded operations by opening a new outlet in Dunfermline to cope with the increasing demand for storage solutions in the area. The Perth headquartered company, which was the first operator to launch “American style” self-storage in Scotland in 1978 at […]


British Olympian Charlie Guest today (8 November) officially launched the new store of Perthshire’s largest independently owned outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories retailer, Craigdon Mountain Sports Perth, on Scott Street. Originally from Perth, the retailer welcomed the top winter athlete to launch the new store, which specialises in skiing paraphernalia, alongside outdoor clothing and equipment, […]

Freaky four-eyed fish a first for Fife aquarium

St Andrews Aquarium in Fife is the first aquarium in Scotland to welcome a display of rare four-eyed fish this Autumn. The shoal of 10 Anablaps, which originally come from the rivers of South America, have been transferred to St Andrews Aquarium from Living Waters at Paignton Zoo in Devon. The Anableps use their bizarre […]


Crieff Hydro, one of Scotland’s most popular leisure resorts, welcomed Britain’s most successful female Olympian, Dame Katherine Grainger, to officially open its new £220k fitness studio. Katherine, a six-time world champion rower with five Olympic medals to her name, was on hand to launch the new fitness studio which boasts the biggest custom-built Queenax fitness […]

Volpa Wins Gold and Silver at Annual CIPR Awards

Volpa, the Perth based independent PR and marketing agency, has won a clutch of Gold and Silver awards at this year’s prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Scotland Awards 2019 including Silver for the highly coveted outstanding small public relations consultancy category for the second year running. The full-service agency, which boasts dedicated […]


Two Perth based full-service marketing agencies Volpa and Fraktul will join forces from October 2019, further strengthening Volpa’s position as one of Scotland’s top independent marketing agencies. The partnership, which sees Volpa’s team boosted by the strategic marketing expertise of Fraktul’s founder and managing director, Stephen Gorton, will bring a stronger B2B focus to the […]

Volunteer Recruitment Day for Discovery Point and Verdant Works

Dundee Heritage Trust is looking to attract new volunteers for both Discovery Point and Verdant Works and is holding a Volunteer Recruitment Day at Verdant Works on Saturday 28 September, 10 am until 12 noon. Potential volunteers will get to learn about both museums, the work of the Trust and hear about the many different […]

Palace Young Apprentice following in the steps of Scone’s famous plant hunter

Kieran Bruce, a budding young apprentice gardener from Craigie in Perth, has been awarded an exclusive gardening apprenticeship place through Rural Skills Scotland Modern Apprenticeship scheme at Scone Palace Estate. The prestigious apprenticeship sets young Kieran on a career path that was also the starting point for one of Scotland’s most famous plant hunters, David […]

Tableaux depicting David Livingstone’s explorations go through extensive conservation programme

A group of precious polychromatic plaster tableaux depicting David Livingstone’s historic journey to Africa have been painstakingly restored as part of a £6.1million project to transform the Scottish explorer’s birthplace, due to re-open to the public in 2020. The tableaux, created by prominent 20th Century British sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson in the 1920s, were […]

My Time at Volpa: Our Intern’s Blog

I was lucky enough to work at Volpa for 12 weeks over the summer, I left school without a clear idea of what I want to do as a full-time career. Media has always interested me and in my final year of school I took it at Higher Level, this opened my eyes to the […]

Our Cunningly Good guide to… writing a marketing plan

We all want to be successful and in the business world that means reaching more customers and driving footfall. If you’re currently scratching your head about how to do this for your company then read on for a little bit of a marketing lesson from our Senior Account Manager, Sarah Brown. What is marketing? Marketing […]

The Enchanted Forest Reaches for the Stars in this Year’s Show

Scotland’s pioneering sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest, is reaching for the stars this October with an exciting new installation, the Geodome, a spectacular 360° immersive experience. The 2019 show, entitled Cosmos, takes its inspiration from the vastness and natural beauty of the skies that sit above the forest. Whilst visitors will be able […]

St Andrews Aquarium welcomes animal superfan to their talks team

An animal expert and passionate fan of the natural world has been appointed to join the talented team at St Andrews Aquarium. Christie Dewar-Holmes, 26, has joined the aquarium’s talks team, leading presentations about the various animals to visitors. Christie’s appointment marks an exciting period for the Fife-based aquarium which welcomed tens of thousands of […]

Enchanted Forest donates t-shirts to Mary’s Meals Backpack Project

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s premier sound and light and show, has joined forces with Pitlochry High School to donate special backpacks to children receiving Mary’s Meals. When members of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust heard that a group of pupils were collecting items to fill school bags to be sent to children in Malawi, they […]

Dundee Design students see their work become a reality at Water’s Edge

Two design students at the University of Dundee now have their work permanently on display at the recently launched Grade A commercial office development Water’s Edge, thanks to winning a competition run by the building’s owners Tayforth Properties Ltd. The competition, which was open to all interior and environmental design students at the Duncan of […]