Entries by Tricia Fox

Scone Palace’s secrets to be shared in Secret Scotland programme

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s oldest historical visitor attractions, will reveal some of its best kept secrets this Friday evening when Scots comedienne Susan Calman, presenter of Secret Scotland, pays a visit to the historic attraction. Broadcasting on Channel 5 at 8pm, this week’s show explores Perthshire and takes in some of the region’s stunning countryside […]

Scone Palace gets into shape with a January Jog

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, will welcome back the popular “January Jog” event this month, giving people a chance to brush off those January blues with a gentle 5k jog around the grounds of the estate. The family (and dog) friendly event, which will take place on Sunday 26th January at 11am, […]

First of its kind mass participation Highland Games Obstacle Race launched for 2020

Those looking to get moving and experience something unique in 2020 need look no further.A first of its kind mass participation challenge event that fuses traditional Scottish Highland Games with an epic 10km obstacle course has been unveiled by organisers. The action-packed event called McBrave Games promises participants a uniquely Scottish experience with events such […]

St Andrews Aquarium meerkats start the new decade in a new den

With most of us striving to keep the house in check after the Christmas festivities, spare a thought for the team at St Andrews Aquarium who battled against the advent clock to finish off a new enclosure for their family of thirteen meerkats. The new enclosure, which re-opened this week, has almost doubled in size […]

The Enchanted Forest opens its 2020 Community Fund for applications

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, the charitable organisation that runs Scotland’s trailblazing sound and light show The Enchanted Forest, is now accepting applications from local community groups, projects and charities in Pitlochry and the wider Highland Perthshire area for their 2020 Community Fund. Now in its eighth year, The Enchanted Forest Community Trust set up […]

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 […]