Crowds gather for 'out of this world' New Year event at The Helix

Crowds gathered at The Helix, home of the iconic Kelpies, last night for an illuminated outdoor experience that was dubbed "out of this world". Fire & Light: Cosmic Fortunes transformed Helix Park in Falkirk into an illuminated, magical outdoor…

David Livingstone Trust launches crowdfunder to buy rare ‘magic lantern’ slide showing explorer preaching in Africa

A Crowdfunding page has been set up to buy a rare ‘magic lantern’ slide showing David Livingstone preaching the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac in Africa. The fundraiser, which has already raised £315 towards its £1,300 target,…

Lucy and Charlotte join the David Livingstone Birthplace Project team as part of the Skills For Success programme

The David Livingstone Birthplace Project is training a new generation of museum professionals thanks to an exciting initiative which is being coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) and funded by the National Lottery. Lucy Brayson…

St Andrew’s Aquarium welcomes a pair of super cute marmosets - just in time for Christmas

A pair of Common Marmosets are the latest addition to the recently refurbished St Andrew’s Aquarium. The adorable little monkeys were rescued from private collections and re-homed to the Fife visitor attraction from Heathrow Animal Rescue…

"Phenomenal" support for Balhousie Care Group as it emerges as top supporter of Sleep in the Park

Care home provider Balhousie Care Group today thanked employees and the public for their "phenomenal" support for Sleep in the Park, resulting in a record number of participants and funds raised. Balhousie Care Group, one of the event's Top…

Children's author endorses "stellar" Fire & Light event this New Year

Jack Cheng, author of See You In The Cosmos, sends video message from across the miles. Local Waterstones hides ‘golden tickets' in his book in run-up to January 1 and 2 event. Christmas came early for the organisers of a popular…

Balhousie Care homes open their doors to the lonely this Christmas

Balhousie Care Group, Scotland’s leading provider of residential care, is once more opening its doors to people who face spending Christmas Day alone. Care home managers have been liaising with local authorities to identify members of the…

Monkey business at St Andrew’s Aquarium as Fife visitor attraction welcomes a pair of super cute marmosets - just in time for Christmas

A pair of Common Marmosets are the latest addition to the recently refurbished St Andrew’s Aquarium. And the adorable little monkeys – a male and a female – wasted no time in settling into their new enclosure … just in time to celebrate…

A Lasting Impression

Who cares about quality when your customers are not coming back? Deliver as fast as you can and walk away. No need to check you’ve done a good job. My breakfast this morning was cold. Not through choice. It wasn’t a bowl of cereal with…

5 reasons why The Kelpies should be your first stop of 2019

It doesn't get any better than Scotland when it comes to bringing in the New Year. From ancient traditions like first footing to 21st century street parties, it's the place to be for Hogmanay. The town of Falkirk is extending the traditional…

Crieff Hydro's Warren Brown inducted into Master Chefs of Great Britain

Chef Warren Brown has taken another leap forward in his culinary career as he is inducted into the prestigious institution of the Master Chefs of Great Britain. Warren, executive chef at Crieff Hydro, joins a select number of chefs who work…

When banter crosses over to abuse: top tips for dealing with bullies at work from Tayside employment law specialist Alan Matthew

“It’s just bants, mate! Just bants!” If you work in any kind of environment, from an office to a building site, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘banter’. It’s that humorous back and forth we all use to make the day a little brighter,…

They’ve got the whole universe in their hands

A group of artistic young Scots have been taking part in special workshops to build a series of spectacular sculptures to be showcased at this year’s illuminated outdoor show Fire & Light: Cosmic Fortunes at The Helix in Falkirk. Glasgow-based…

TAYSIDE ENTREPRENEUR GRADUATES FROM PRESTIGIOUS BUSINESS PROGRAMME

Tricia Fox, founder and CEO of Perth and Dundee based independent marketing agency Volpa, officially graduated from the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small business programme this week, a four-month programme designed to provide leaders of…

Mythical Wishing Fairies spread some magic at the Kelpies ahead of Fire & Light New Year event

The Helix, home of the Kelpies, welcomed two more mythical creatures this week as some rather cheeky and enchanting Wishing Fairies made a special visit ahead of featuring in Fire & Light: Cosmic Fortunes, an illuminated outdoor show taking…

Scone Palace a paw-some option for four-legged friends this Winter

Scone Palace, one of Scotland's favourite visitor attractions, has invited its paw-some four-legged visitors - and their owners - to come indoors to warm up after a walk in the grounds during the cold winter months. Recently named one of the…

Scone Palace shares festive splendour with visitors for first time this Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Scone Palace as the five-star visitor attraction prepares to give the public a rare opportunity to see its stunning state rooms in all their festive splendour. On Sunday December 16, Scone Palace…

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa achieves the gold standard with tourism’s highest accolade

One of Scotland’s leading five star hotels has been awarded tourism’s highest accolade for its exceptional standards and service. Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa, in the heart of Highland Perthshire, has been presented with five star status…

PRS Group ending the year on ‘property high', 2019 set to be even better

The PRS Group, which is emerging as a major player in the UK's property market, is ending its first year of business on a high as the sector continues to show promise. PRS, owned by Graeme and Leanne Carling, have spent the last several months…

Music all in a day's work at Balhousie Care Group

It's not a bad day at work when you spend a large part of it listening to your favourite song tracks. But that's just how Balhousie Care Group employees spent a day recently when they learned the benefits of music to people living with dementia. Sixteen…