Published on 2 October 2019
The programme for the 10th Dundee Science Festival was officially launched today (Wednesday 2 October 2019).
The celebration of science will run from Saturday 5 October through to Sunday 20 October 2019, with over 30 events designed to entertain, inspire and fascinate, most of which are free of charge.
Published on 17 September 2019
Leading Scottish tax and business advisory specialists, EQ Accountants LLP, are urging food and drink businesses to explore potentially significant tax savings often associated with manufacturing or scientific companies.
The firm, which has offices in Dundee, Forfar, Cupar and Glenrothes, has claimed over £0.5M Research and Development (R&D) tax credits for 13 food and drink clients within the last year, ranging from food producers and food packaging companies to companies involved in designing and manufacturing equipment for the food and drink industry.
Published on 16 September 2019
A film exploring the mental health struggles facing men has been launched by a group of burly airsoft ‘soldiers’ in a Dundee park today (Monday 16 September 2019).
‘Daily Battle’ is one of six films being released by local charity Front Lounge on the run-up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2019.
Published on 16 September 2019
A Scottish fashion designer, whose bespoke bridal jackets are being snapped up by brides-to-be across the world, is launching her new range in her home city of Dundee.
Samantha Paton’s fashion line Isolated Heroes was launched in 2012 following her graduation from Heriot Watt University with a BAHons in Fashion Design For Industry.
Primarily focusing on the plus-size market, with 70% of their orders coming from women size 16 and upwards, Samantha and her team ship around 200 orders each month. Around 60% of their sales are overseas, mainly to the United States and Australia, with the rest based in the UK. Counting Miley Cyrus, Paloma Faith, Be Charlotte and Pixie Lott amongst its growing international client base, Isolated Heroes works out of the city’s Meadow Mill.
Now, with growing demand for ‘the unique’, Isolated Heroes is creating bespoke bridal jackets, often heavily sequined and embellished with names and other designs, customised into their colour scheme but with scope to be worn again and again. Although early orders have come from overseas, Isolated Heroes is gearing up to attend the ‘Big Dundee Wedding Exhibition’ in Dundee’s Caird Hall on Saturday 21 September, aimed at promoting the new range closer to home.
Published on 10 September 2019
Six short films exploring the theme of hope are to be launched on the run-up to World Mental Health Day.
Led by Dundee charity Front Lounge, the films mark the second phase of the charity’s Foolish Optimism project which, last year, saw the launch of a film and 26-stop national roadshow touring aimed at sparking more discussion of mental health throughout Scotland.
With the Foolish Optimism film focused on the harsh realities of mental health challenges, the working group decided to switch the focus to hope as World Mental Health Day approaches on 10 October 2019.
They have since made a suite of six short films – Foolish Optimism: Hope in Action – one to be released each week culminating on 10 October, exploring the positive steps young people can take to feel better, and manage their conditions more effectively.
The second film, shot in Eden Locke, Edinburgh, will be released on Monday 9 September 2019, on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day. Entitled ‘Things to Live For’, the film captures Edinburgh-based Daniella James and her friend Andrew Compston having an everyday about the strategies to ‘keep going’ and the opportunities to stay positive in everyday life.
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