Entries by Tricia Fox

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 […]

Volpa Shortlisted for Five Top Industry Awards

Volpa, the Perth based independent PR and marketing agency, has been shortlisted in five categories in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Scotland Awards 2019 including the highly coveted outstanding small public relations consultancy category for the fourth time. The full-service agency, which boasts dedicated publicity, creative and digital teams, has been […]

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 […]

Local MP officially opens SRS Care Solutions’ new Carluke office

A Scottish company specialising in providing home-based care solutions has opened a brand-new office in Carluke to reach people requiring help outside of hospital in the region. SRS Care Solutions, a complimenting business arm of Group SRS (Scottish Recruitment Solutions), welcomed Angela Crawley, local MP for Lanark and Hamilton East, along with local businesses, members […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]