Entries by Tricia Fox

Thousands pedal across Highland Perthshire at Etape Caledonia 2019

Cyclists from all over the UK have been pedalling across Highland Perthshire as Etape Caledonia 2019, the UK’s original closed-roads sportive, took place today. In its 13th year, the mass participation cycling event, organised by Limelight Sports, saw riders in their thousands travel to Pitlochry to take on the route today, which covers 85 miles […]

One Wedding (Anniversary) and a Sportive

The Perthshire town of Pitlochry was abuzz this weekend as the throng of over 3000 cyclists participating in the annual Etape Caledonia cycling event were joined by Hollywood A-Lister and Four Weddings and a Funeral star, John Hannah. The Scottish actor, who appears to be holidaying in the area, took time over the weekend to […]

PBN new committee unveils exciting programme of speakers

PBN new committee unveils exciting programme of speakers A dynamic new committee in charge of Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network (PBN) has announced an exciting programme of speakers and events planned for the rest of the year. Jane Rennie of The Extraordinary Training Company has stayed on as President, with Tricia Fox, CEO of Perth based marketing […]

Clutch of Awards for Crieff Hydro at Scottish Hotel Awards

Crieff Hydro Hotel, one of Scotland’s most popular leisure resorts, has won a clutch of four awards and two highly commended awards at this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards which recognises the very best of the hospitality industry in Scotland. Taking place at a glittering gala dinner in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza, Crieff Hydro led the charge […]

Enchanted Forest Community Trust makes record number of awards to a raft of worthy projects throughout Highland Perthshire

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, organisers of the multi-award-winning sound and light show in Pitlochry, has awarded a record £35,672 to over 30 worthy community projects in Highland Perthshire, an increase in awards of almost 100% on the previous year. This is the sixth consecutive year that such a fund has been available, and the […]

Kingshouse Hotel joins Scottish Water’s #TopUpFromTheTap campaign

Glencoe’s historic Kingshouse Hotel, famous for being a welcome place for weary travellers to rest and refuel, has firmly placed its support behind a campaign from Scottish Water to help protect the environment. The Highland hotel is supporting Scottish Water’s #TopUpFromTheTap initiative which aims to reduce the use of plastic by encouraging people to use […]

Pirates take over Scone Palace this Easter Sunday

Scone Palace is celebrating Easter weekend with some jolly pirates, who are descending on the crowning place of Scottish Kings for a day of capers and fun on Easter Sunday, April 21st. The action-packed Pirate Fun Day will see the Palace turned into a Pirate’s paradise for all the family.    Novice pirates should come […]

Rare Diary Reveals Eyewitness Account of Famous Explorer’s Death

Ahead of 28th April, the anniversary of the death of Scottish explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873), a rare and unique African manuscript with the only handwritten eyewitness account of Livingstone’s death has been published online this week by Livingstone Online, a digital resource dedicated to the famous explorer. Livingstone was one of the most famous explorers […]

2018 Volpa By Numbers

A lot can happen in a year, especially when you’re one of Scotland’s outstanding small agencies! 2018 zoomed by at great speed, and with 2019 off to an equally busy start we’ve only just caught our breath and looked back at some of our highlights of the last year. It was certainly one to remember… […]

Scottish Game Fair receives “staggering” response from traders

Interest from traders at this year’s Scottish Game Fair has been “staggering”, say the event’s organisers. The Scottish Game Fair, which is in association with NFU Mutual, takes place at Scone Palace Parklands on July 5-7, has attracted such big names as Swarovski and The Edinburgh Watch Company. They will be part of an impressive […]

Best Scottish venues ‘bar none’ for responsible drinking revealed

Nine Scottish venues are celebrating after being crowned as the country’s most responsible licensed premises in the prestigious Best Bar None National Awards. The annual awards celebrate the nation’s bars, nightclubs and licensed premises who go the extra mile to promote responsible drinking and customer safety. The winners are: National Champion – Black Rose Tavern, […]

Scone Palace opens its doors for an exciting 2019 tourist season

This Monday, Scone Palace will open its doors for another season of historic tours, award-winning events and family-friendly fun. Opening to the public on Monday 1st April at 10.00am, Scone Palace will mark the beginning of the 2019 season by gifting the first visitors to go through the Palace gates and reach the ticket booth […]

Scone Palace goes smoke-free as it reopens for tourist season

Scone Palace reopens next week (April 1st) for its 2019 tourist season with ground-breaking new rules on smoking and vaping. The award-winning visitor attraction is becoming a smoke and vape free environment within the Palace grounds as it endeavours to create the healthiest environment possible for visitors. Bins will be located in the car park […]

Crieff Hydro tops for families, says bestselling travel guide

Crieff Hydro, the Perthshire resort celebrating its 150th year in business, has won its latest family-friendly accolade – the top rating of “three ticks” in the hit travel guide Scotland the Best. In the new edition of the bestselling book, published next week, the award-winning Crieff Hydro is lauded as “a national institution, still a […]

The Enchanted Forest delivers £7.6million shot in the arm to Perthshire economy

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi award-winning sound and light show, has confirmed today that an independent report demonstrates that the event delivers a £7.66million shot in the arm to Perthshire’s economy. An independent report conducted by Tourism Resources Company in Glasgow, specialist economic impact consultants, was commissioned in 2018 by The Enchanted Forest Community Trust […]

New research shows women on Mary King’s Close defied convention 400 years ago

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, The Real Mary King’s Close, one of Scotland’s foremost visitor attractions, has released exclusive new research delving further than ever before into the fascinating lives of women in Scotland’s capital hundreds of years ago. The research, carried out in collaboration with a teaching fellow at the University […]