Entries by Tricia Fox

The Enchanted Forest unveils fresh branding

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s multi-award-winning sound and light show, has revealed a new brand, ahead of releasing 80,000 tickets for sale on Friday. The event, which is now in its 18th year, worked with Glasgow based design house Cause & Effect and marketing partner agency, Volpa, to develop the fresh branding which was unveiled last […]

Dogs to descend on Scone Palace for paw-some party this weekend

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, is set to welcome an array of dogs (and their owners) to an exclusive summer event where four-legged friends will get the royal treatment. Paws at the Palace, organised in partnership with Dog Friendly Perthshire, will feature doggy fun and games, competitions, parades of different breeds, agility […]

Enchanted Forest Community Trust announces 2019 charity partners

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, organisers of Scotland’s premier sound and light show, has announced the three charities to benefit from this year’s event. Bumblebee Conservation Trust, PKAVs and Guide Dogs Scotland (Perth & Kinross) have been chosen as the official charity partners for 2019. These organisations will not only benefit financially but will be […]

Have we KISS’d goodbye to simplicity?

I simply cannot stand it any more. As I sit here, alone in the car, avoiding avoidable stressors, I wonder: when did the humans of the world start making things so god-damned complicated? You know that McDonald’s coffee advert that seemingly takes the proverbial out of the complicated coffee industry? Well, that, but not just […]

Could a different business model revolutionise your business?

As I write, I’m sitting in Costa Coffee and pondering at their very clever business model. You may be mistaken in thinking that Costa are in the coffee business. The clue is certainly in the name. But it strikes me that Costa are actually in the money business first. You see, every single person who […]

NEW SCOTTISH TOURIST ROUTE HEART 200 LAUNCH DATE CONFIRMED

An innovative new touring route designed to reinvigorate tourism in the heart of Scotland is due to officially launch on 1 July at Loch Leven’s Larder, Kinross, Perthshire. The hotly anticipated Heart 200 route, which covers 200 miles around Perth, Stirling, The Trossachs and Highland Perthshire, has been designed to encourage more tourists to a […]

Our Cunningly Good Guide to….Marketing a Small Event

When planning an event, it’s easy to get caught up in the practical details and organisation needed to make the event happen and leave the promotion to something you get around to later.  Often for smaller events, budgets simply don’t stretch to much in the way of printed material like posters and leaflets. However, every […]

Scone Palace’s warm welcome a hit with VisitScotland

Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings, has retained its five-star status as one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions following an audit by VisitScotland. This is the first audit since the implementation of VisitScotland’s revised grading scheme which places more focus on visitors’ needs and expectations as well as the needs and ambitions of […]

SCALE UP DREAMS BOOST AS TECH STARTUP RECEIVES £600K INVESTMENT

Tech startup iOpt has received a £600,000 investment boost in a seed funding round, allowing the business to implement its ambitious scale up plans including the creation of six jobs over the next two years.  The Glasgow based company, established in April 2016, uses data analytics, high tech sensors and the latest Internet of Things […]

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 […]