Forres calendar sold out

The Visit Forres website and app launched this year and I provided a substantial quantity of photographs taken over the years to illustrate the site. In October, we produced a wall calendar. It’s nice to know that the snapshots of Forres through the seasons are making their way all over the world, and there will … Read more

Are SME News awards fake?

Scottish Enterprise Awards and other vanity schemes just prey on the gullible There can be few better feelings for business owners than the news they’ve won an award. To know that hard work and good practice is being recognised by your industry peers, can be very valuable. And so it’s no surprise that there are … Read more

Interview: John Wilson, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association

When I worked for Forres Events, the organisation behind the European Pipe Band Championships, for each of the six years it was in Forres, I got the opportunity to meet and write about some amazing people, including John Wilson, a retired Chief Superintendent of the former Strathclyde Police force, and life-long piper. I spoke to … Read more

Play your cards right with ‘online strategy’

Every now and then someone comes up with an idea that you wish you’d have thought of yourself. And the latest contender for me is ‘Online Strategy Cards’ – a deck of 54 cards packed with content ideas categorised into… well, categories. It’s the brainchild of local entrepreneur Sarah Frame O’Hare. I’ve met Sarah before … Read more