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Virtual Santa’s Night Before Christmas is a sign of the times

A special reading by Santa Claus of Clement Clark Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas”, is to be released by Falkirk Community Trust this Christmas Eve alongside two special editions including British Sign Language and Makaton translations. The move opens up the traditional Christmas bedtime story to […]

New artisan coffee house – Mhor Coffee – launched in Perth

A new takeaway coffee shop, Mhor Coffee, launched this week in the centre of Perth on Kinnoull Street, in response to the huge surge in demand for good quality artisan coffee experienced during the pandemic. The bricks and mortar development, which has created four jobs, is an evolution of the Mhor Coffee e-commerce platform launching […]

Tayside Mountain Rescue Funds Boosted by £10,000 Donation

Tayside Mountain Rescue has received a generous donation of £10,000 from The Enchanted Forest Community Trust to contribute to its life-saving activities. The charity, which operates in all weather, all terrain and at all hours, is a group of around 50 volunteers sporting a plethora of specialist outdoor skills including remote medical expertise, technical rigging, […]

Entrepreneur sees sales of premium frozen curries rocket during pandemic

A Perthshire based entrepreneur has seen sales of his premium frozen curries rocket since the beginning of lockdown, with his company’s monthly turnover more than doubling since the beginning of March. Praveen Kumar Authentic Indian Cuisine was launched in April 2019, headed up by founder and restauranteur Praveen Kumar. The team, which has now expanded […]

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair announces it is to cancel the 2020 event

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, organisers of the Scottish Game Fair, has today announced its decision to cancel the 2020 event, which had originally been postponed until October due to the coronavirus crisis. In a statement released via the event’s website and social media channels, Hugo Straker, Chairman of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: The Daily Mail

This is the fifth in our series of Bite Sized Covid Media Tips, designed to help you get thinking about the best way to get your business in front of the national media at this time. Like every business, the business of media has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with reporters and editorial teams […]

Cunningly Good Guide to new business development

New business development – why emotional intelligence is so important  Emotional intelligence in sales?  What is it and how does it apply to my business?  This blog will give you some guidance on how you can apply the principals of emotional intelligence (EI) to attracting new clients and business.    It helps to break it down into four main categories when […]

Industry Body Awards Local PR Leader Chartered Practitioner Status

Tricia Fox, Managing Director and founder of independent PR and Marketing agency Volpa, has been awarded ‘Chartered Practitioner’ status by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the communication industry’s leading professional body in the UK. The Chartered Practitioner status was awarded following an online Chartership Assessment day in which candidates were assessed on their […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: The Sun

This is the fourth in our series of Bite Sized Covid Media Tips, designed to help you get thinking about the best way to get your business in front of the national media at this time. Like every business, the business of media has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with reporters and editorial teams […]

Scone Palace welcomes announcement to reopen gardens

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s most popular attractions, has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that their gardens can re-open to visitors on Wednesday 1st July. The move will allow for families to picnic safely in the Palace’s dedicated picnic area, as well as walk around the Estate’s extensive grounds. Visitors will still not be allowed […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: The Sunday Times

This is the third in our series of Bite Sized Covid Media Tips, designed to help you get thinking about the best way to get your business in front of the national media at this time. Like every business, the business of media has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with reporters and editorial teams […]

Lockdown Photos reveal the “New Normal” for Volpa

Integrated communications agency Volpa has revealed a new photographic collection of team images created during lockdown by award winning press photographer Graeme Hart, owner of Perthshire Picture Agency. Volpa is the first agency to have adopted this new “through the screen” look photographically for their own marketing, even though TV advertisers and programmers have fully […]

Volpa Achieves Cyber Security Accreditation

Perth based full-service marketing agency Volpa has demonstrated its commitment to cyber security by achieving the Cyber Essentials Management Standard accreditation, meaning the agency fully complies with the requirements of the Government backed Cyber Essentials Scheme and is therefore protected against the most common cyber-attacks. Volpa completed its assessment in March, subsequently receiving a certificate […]