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IRN-BRU Weighs in with Special Glasgow 2014 Can

IRN-BRU Weighs in with Special Glasgow 2014 Can

Stripe helped IRN-BRU launch a new limited edition can design to mark its sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games along with Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist Peter Kirkbride.

Weightlifter Peter from Kilmarnock, who won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 teamed up with Scotland’s other national drink to bring the special edition design to life near the Clyde Auditorium – which will play host to the Glasgow 2014 weightlifting competition next year.

Now available in shops across Scotland, it’s the first in a series of three standout designs being created in the run up to Glasgow 2014, the largest multi-sport event Scotland has ever seen. The design features on IRN-BRU Regular and Sugar Free 330ml cans, and draws on original Barr’s advertising from 1901, when moustachioed Highland strongman, Adam Brown, featured on the label of ‘IRON BREW’ as it was then known.

Search for Scotland’s Greenest Community

Search for Scotland’s Greenest Community

Community groups across Scotland are being invited to show off their green credentials and enter a new national Greener Together Community Award scheme.

The Awards, to mark the Year of Natural Scotland in 2013, will celebrate and reward communities for their environmental action, as part of the Scottish Government’s national campaign, ‘Greener Together’, which is encouraging everyone across the country to play their part in making Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live.

Nominations for the Greener Together Community Awards can be submitted online on greenerscotland.org from 14 February 2013, as part of the first phase of the initiative. A panel of judges, including representatives from the Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Vegware will decide on the winning five projects, selecting them according to set criteria and how well they bring greener living ‘to life’.

Winners will be presented with a Greener Together Community Award plaque in recognition of their achievement.

To be eligible for a Greener Together Award, the community project or initiative must be a live project or initiative in Scotland that is directly related to either • greener home energy • greener travel • local in-season food • reducing or avoiding food waste • reducing consumption or increasing recycling • show the positive effects of the project on the community and local environment

There will be a second phase of nominations for the Greener Together Awards later this year.

For further details visit here.

Stockbridge Residents Get Set for Fresh Scottish Scran

Stockbridge Residents Get Set for Fresh Scottish Scran

The management team behind Michelin star establishments The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant will reveal a brand new pub in Stockbridge this Spring. The venue will open in the former San Marco Restaurant on Mary’s Place on Comely Bank Road and will see one family run business take the reins from another.

The pub is set to compliment the local area’s vibrant food and drink offering and the team will draw on their culinary flair, expertise and local supplier relationships, to present a warm, family-friendly atmosphere matched with affordable, freshly prepared, home-cooked dishes using the very best local produce. The third venue from the expert team’s impressive restaurant portfolio is set to open seven days a week and will follow the “From Nature to Plate” philosophy the teams at The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant have become renowned for, but will present a more informal destination than their other venues.

The new offering will see two of the city’s top Michelin star chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack come together to develop menus of simple, affordable dishes executed to perfection, showcasing their expertise, passion and knowledge of the best suppliers in Scotland. Local beers and drinks menus will also feature heavily at the neighbourhood pub where the front of house will be overseen by experienced restaurateur Michaela Kitchin and Food & Beverage Director Philippe Nublat who have both played a vital role in the success of The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant.

ScottishPower Announces Largest Ever Investment in Youth Cycling

ScottishPower Announces Largest Ever Investment in Youth Cycling

ScottishPower has announced a six-figure investment in the future of Scottish Cycling which will also see the iconic Scottish brand become an Official Partner of Scottish Cycling.

The sponsorship, launched by Stripe at an event in Strathclyde Country Park, is the largest of its kind ever committed to Scottish Cycling and complements ScottishPower’s commitment to supporting home-grown talent and improving the quality of outdoor facilities available throughout the country.

The announcement was made by Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer at ScottishPower and Craig Burn, Chief Executive of Scottish Cycling who were joined by professional cyclist Rab Wardell and Delhi 2010 road race competitor Eileen Roe – both of whom are aiming to be selected for Team Scotland ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

One of the benefits of the new investment is the opportunity for Scottish Cycling to nurture the potential Olympic and Commonwealth medallists of the future by establishing the ScottishPower National Youth Racing Series and employ a dedicated development officer to run the programme. This will provide some of Scotland’s most talented young riders, aged 8 – 16 years, with access to multi-discipline regional level racing throughout Scotland.