Appeal to find famous 'Annie's Doll' stolen from historical visitor attraction goes viral

A campaign to return a ‘Tartan Barbie' doll to its ghostly owner at a popular Scottish visitor attraction has gone viral, attracting attention from social media fans across the globe.  The doll and its story have been a popular feature…

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…

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…

Tartan 'Barbie' stolen from top edinburgh tourist attraction

A campaign to find the Tartan Barbie of The Real Mary King's Close, one of Edinburgh's foremost visitor attractions, has been launched after its mysterious disappearance. The doll and its story have been a popular feature of the five-star…

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…

Is it OK for your company to Ditch Social Media?

Another week goes by, and another big company ditches their entire social media strategy. Yip, I’m talking about Lush. And screed and screeds of commentary has been written about whether they are right or wrong to do this, and what the consequences…

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…

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…

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…

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…

This Easter break, pay a visit to Dundee's top two visitor attractions

This Easter break, two Dundee visitor attractions are being highly recommended by visitors and locals alike - Verdant Works and Discovery Point. The award-winning sister attractions take the number one and two spots on TripAdvisor for Things…

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…

Scone cyclist gears up for Etape Caledonia after pledge to get fit with friend following life debilitating illness

Two friends from Perthshire have signed up for this year's Etape Caledonia after falling in love with cycling and its physical and mental health benefits. Scone residents, Lesley Sharkey, 41, and Tia Dixon, 47, who both work for the NHS,…

Volpa secures partnership with BBN for national awards

Best Bar None (BBN) Scotland, a programme promoting responsible attitudes to alcohol across the licenced trade, has appointed Perth-based marketing agency Volpa as a media partner for its annual national awards. Best Bar None is a unique…

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,…
Enchanted Forest

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…

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…

The tide is changing

Tricia Fox, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Volpa, shares her thoughts on female entrepreneurship “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s as good a time as any to reflect. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 16 years. It wasn’t…
Stephen and Fiona Leckie

Crieff Hydro's ultimate working couple to share their secrets to success at ScotHot

Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Leckie and his wife Fiona, who is in charge of interior design at the flagship hotel, Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, are heading to this year's ScotHot to share their tips and experiences…