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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.

Stripe Helps Alcohol Campaign to Encourage Scots to Take a Look in the Mirror in 2013

Stripe Helps Alcohol Campaign to Encourage Scots to Take a Look in the Mirror in 2013

Stripe has worked with The Scottish Government to launch its Alcohol Behaviour Change Campaign which is encouraging women aged between 30-50 to ‘drop a glass size’ and think about the health effects of regularly drinking above the recommended alcohol guideline.

As part of the campaign, which also includes a national roadshow, a new ‘drinking mirror’ smartphone app has been developed to show people the shocking effects of regularly drinking too much.

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil MSP, was joined by staff and clients of Taylor Ferguson hairdressers in Glasgow to demonstrate how the app works and show the effects that too much alcohol can have on your appearance.

The campaign will be supported by additional PR, press and radio advertising, social media and field activity alongside a one-stop website https://www.drinksmarter.org where people will be encouraged to interact with the ‘Drop a Glass Size’ feature on the website and see what a difference dropping a glass size would make to their sleep, weight, bank balance and overall health.

Stripe launches ‘IRN-BRU gets you through’  as iconic soft drink’s flagship campaign

Stripe launches ‘IRN-BRU gets you through’  as iconic soft drink’s flagship campaign

Stripes were on hand as IRN-BRU unveiled its new chapter of advertising history with a series of new TV and cinema adverts inspired by Scots’ irrepressible character.

The latest flagship campaign, created by Stripe’s sister agency The Leith Agency, celebrates Scots’ abilities to bounce back from tough situations with a down to earth attitude and having a sense of humour about whatever life throws at them.

Each of the three new 30 second adverts brings to life the campaign mantra ‘IRN-BRU gets you through’, and takes a tongue in cheek look at how a taste of the nation’s best-loved soft drink can reinvigorate you and give you the strength to cope with even the most cringeworthy scenarios.

‘Steamy windows’ features a teenager accidentally walking into a awkward situation with his two parents and neighbour getting frisky while in ‘Pink Bomb; a lad’s pad is turned into a glittery, girly hellhole.

A third advert will also be released as part of the ‘IRN-BRU gets you through’ campaign, which is set to run over 14 weeks – looking forward to it already!

Young Scot – Changing Perceptions

Young Scot – Changing Perceptions

Edinburgh-based agencies, Stripe and Blonde, have produced a short animated film in partnership with Young Scot, the national youth information charity.

‘Perceptions versus Truth’ has been created together with young people themselves and aims to question how society perceives young people and the impact this can have. It hints at the effect of social-norming theory and the self-fulfilling prophecy of being fed a constant diet of negativity.

To view the animation and get involved in the discussion please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEyyVQga3jM or search for #changingperceptions on Twitter.

The film has been released to coincide with the completion of Young Scot’s ‘Pro-Social Behaviour’ project, supported by the Scottish Government’s Community Safety Unit.

Gregor Urquhart, communications director, Young Scot said: “We tasked Stripe and Blonde to create an animation that would be thought provoking and help tackle stereotypes head on. We wanted to show the nation that our young people are making a huge contribution to communities across Scotland. We’d encourage everyone to take a look at the animation and have a think about their own attitudes towards the young people, and to pass the link on to others so we can share the positive message.”