Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ryder Cup 2014 Announcement

The Ryder Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland, will take place from Friday September 26 to Sunday September 28 2014 with Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business and producer of Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky, being named as an Official Partner.

The date for the 40th staging of the biennial contest between Europe and the United States was announced at The Gleneagles Hotel yesterday in the presence of Scotland’s First Minister, The Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, European Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills, Peter Lederer, Chairman of Gleneagles Hotel, and Patrick Elsmie, Managing Director of The Gleneagles Hotel.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

St Andrew's Day Celebrations

Glasgow knows how to throw a party and last weekend, George Square played host to the annual St Andrew's Day Celebrations which are part of Scotland's Winter Festivals. Crowds were treated to performances for Clandonia who had revellers dancing in the isles.

Pictures for Stripe Communications.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

IN PICTURES: Perthshire Amber 2011

The hills were alive with the sound of music recently as the 7th annual Perthshire Amber - The Dougie MacLean Festival took place across Perthshire. From it's new home in Dunkeld, the festival spread it's tentacles north to Pitlochry, south to Perth, west to Kenmore and east to Blairgowrie.

This year the festival attracted big names such as Eliza Smith, Jenna Reid, Canadian star Buddy MacDonald and music legends Archie Fisher, Phil Cunningham and Jamie MacGregor.

The ten day festival is a bit of a musical marathon but also great fun and it was a real pleasure working with Dougie, Jenny, Julia and Jamie MacLean. Also joining the team this year was lighting guru Gary Ebdy and PR supremo Jude Henderson who both made my job just that wee bit easier.

Next year's festival takes place 26 Oct - 4 Nov 2012.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Radio Forth Awards 2011

The stars were out in Edinburgh yesterday afternoon for the 2011 Radio Forth Awards which this year came from the fantastic Usher Hall. Matt Cardle, The Wanted, Pixie Lott, ex Spice Girls star Melanie C and comedian Patrick Monahan joined Grant Stott and Arlene on stage to present the prizes. Also making an appearance was Greg McHugh aka Gary Tank Commander.

All the photographs from the ceremony will be on the Forth One website.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Miss World comes to Stirling Caslte

Over 60 contestants from the Miss World competition recently dropped into Stirling Castle to brush up on etiquette before heading to London for the final of Miss World 2011 which was won by Miss Venezuella Ivian Sarcos.

Well done to them all.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Seal of Approval at the Scottish Seabird Centre

The award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre is celebrating autumn’s seal season in style as a striking new sculpture was officially unveiled taking pride of place on the rocks below the popular cafĂ© deck.

Generously donated by the Chairman of the Trustees, Rear Admiral Neil Rankin CB CBE, and the Vice Chairman, Sandy Grant Gordon CBE, the affectionately named ‘Sandy the Seal’ was created by Scotland’s premier leading art foundry, Powderhall Bronze in Leith.