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Youngsters being swept along by the surge in interest in dance and acrobatic troupes from shows such as Britain’s Got Talent are being warned they risk serious injury by not taking expert advice to protect their bodies.

You don’t have to channel surf for too long to find a TV talent show featuring the best of Britain’s amateur performers while movie goers have put Streetdance 3D to the top of the cinema charts.

The trend has made household names of groups like Diversity while this Saturday’s final of Britain’s Got Talent will see spectacular acrobatic group Spellbound aim for glory.

Whilst this may encourage youngsters to live out their dreams of stardom, concern is being raised that they need to also think about the immense pressures that these talented performers put their bodies under on a daily basis and how this translates to young and not yet fully developed bodies.

Led by physiotherapist Kirsten Lord, The Physiotherapy Centres, with bases in Edinburgh and Glasgow city centres, work with numerous young performers to help them to keep their bodies healthy and prevent long term problems developing.

The full story can be read on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.


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Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty Taylor: Award winning

Scottish PR agency Holyrood Partnership has enhanced its team with the appointment of former journalist Kirsty Taylor.

Kirsty, 25, joined the Holyrood Partnership after a stint working in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s press and marketing team, where she helped international arts companies promote their work.

She added: “The face of journalism and media relations is changing like never before, and as someone with a print reporter’s CV I knew it was more important than ever to keep my skills ahead of the game.

“I was incredibly impressed with the vision for using online and video journalism in Holyrood Partnership’s PR work, while not losing sight of traditional media strategies to help their clients.”

Scott Douglas, co-founder of the Scottish PR agency said: “Kirsty is a real catch. She sailed into a job with us.”

Read the full version of this story at the Holyrood Partnership website

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Good sign for Gecko

Good sign for Gecko

Digital specialist Gecko New Media has been named the first in Scotland to be certified by a world leader in website content management systems.

News of the appointment as a Certified Solution Provider came through late on Friday from Umbraco headquarters in Denmark – with a personal message of congratulations from its creator.

“We’re over the moon about becoming the first certified solution provider in Scotland” says Dave Malins – technical director at Gecko New Media ltd.

“We’ve been working with Umbraco for quite a while now, and are very active in the umbraco community. Becoming certified providers is a great feather in our cap, as it assures our clients that they are in safe hands.

“After an extensive review of Microsoft CMS solutions on the market, we quickly came to the conclusion that Umbraco is the best CMS framework offering available.

“Its flexibility is unparalleled, it’s user interface is the friendliest on the market, and the open source license means that our clients don’t get lumbered with bloated license fees.

“The fact that we are the first in Scotland to achieve this makes it all the better and more than we could have hoped for.”

Read the rest of this story at the website of Scottish PR agency Holyrood Partnership

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26AUGYard-ChippyThe most famous way of eating fish and chips – wrapped in newspaper – has returned to an Edinburgh restaurant after a practical joke by chef Tony Delicata.

A friend of Tony’s called in at the newly-opened family restaurant, The Yard, Leith  in Bonnington Road, and ordered a meal of fish and chips.

Joker Tony decided to serve up an added surprise, by wrapping it up like a takeaway fish supper – and added: “For a bit of fun we decided to wrap it upcomplete with old newspaper, like you would get it at the chip shop. We also took out a bottle of chippie brown sauce that we had.

“We’ve since had people come in again asking for it that way, so we’re going to offer it this way – complete with the chip shop bottle of sauce for that authentic experience.”

To read the full press release visit the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website

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Mhairi Bell

Mhairi Bell

Digital specialist Gecko New Media has made a number of key appointments as it enjoys sustained growth in its full service digital agency.

 The firm has built an impressive client base since launch in 2003 and has recently added to its roster with legal firm Simpson & Marwick, national window cleaning contractor Greig Avinou, social enterprise Space Unlimited and renowned Edinburgh girls’ school, St George’s.

 As well as employing two new developers, Gecko has appointed Dave Malins as Technical Director. He has been with the company since March 2008, joining after six years as a senior developer with Storm ID.

 Mhairi Bell, 30, co-founded Gecko New Media with business partner Mike Octigan, 37. She said that from the outset the business focused on achieving the best return on investment for its clients, by fully understanding their needs and providing full support.

 The pair spotted early that websites would become far more than simple online brochures. Recognising the web would take centre stage as an integral business tool, they committed themselves in encouraging and helping clients to embed digital as part of their overall business strategy.

Read the full press release on Gecko New Media’s expansion at the website of Scottish public relations agency Holyrood Partnership

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Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer

BBC’s online Dragons Den team are to make their first joint appearance in the UK – after a Scottish entrepreneur won over all three.

 Belinda Roberts of Edinburgh-based networking group Winning Entrepreneurs has persuaded the online team from the hit BBC show to attend a showpiece charity event.

 The trio of Shaf Rasul, Julie Meyer and Dominic Byrne will be at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House Hotel on September 18 and will be speaking about their experiences.  The event coincides with the launch of the online version of the show on BBC2.

 The impressive coup was made possible because Edinburgh-based Shaf Rasul is an Ambassador of Winning Entrepreneurs, which is hosting the charity dinner to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust.

 Winning Entrepreneurs Founder Belinda Roberts said: “This is going to be an inspiring and motivational night and the response to ticket sales has been tremendous.

Read the full story at the website of leading Scottish public relations agency Holyrood Partnership.

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Channel 6 DirectorsMultimedia firm Channel 6 has celebrated a double success after its latest project enjoyed a record breaking launch – and helped the firm land an expert new member of staff.

Edinburgh-based Channel 6 specialises in designing and delivering e-commerce websites and its latest project was to deliver the online box office for the Edinburgh Fringe.

Despite tight deadlines on the complex project the team delivered on time and banished the problems which plagued the ticketing site in previous years.

In one day alone, a total of 35,350 tickets were sold, worth a total of £275,873 – a new first-day record for The Fringe.

Because of the tight deadline on the project, Channel 6 brought in a respected Edinburgh freelance web developer to assist with the project -now he has joined the team full-time.

Colin Pickup, 27, a graduate in artificial intelligence and social engineering from Edinburgh University, started his career with a prestigious job in the BBC’s future media department before setting up as a freelance in Edinburgh.

Read the full press release issued on behalf of Channel 6 by Scottish PR agency Holyrood Partnership

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Unlikely guitar hero

Unlikely guitar hero

An unlikely-looking guitar hero is set to prove Scotland’s next internet sensation.

William Swales wears a tweed jacket, bow tie and thick, dark-framed glasses – but is transformed into a rock god when playing his electric guitar.

He was discovered by Edinburgh film maker Plum Films during a Britain’s Got Talent style open audtion at a renowned Scottish guitar shop.


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Holyrood Partnership PR website

Holyrood Partnership PR website

Holyrood Partnership has moved.

You’ll find all our stories, photos and videos at www.holyroodpr.co.uk.

Our new sites boast a front page which constantly changes with the latest news, views and coverage from our bank of clients.

We’ve also added eyecatching and easy-to-navigate video and photo galleries.

Best of all, if you want to find out about a specific client, simply click on the company logo to visit the client’s dedicated client page to see all of their news, coverage, photos, video and more.

Some of the clients we’ve been busiest with include NKD Clothing, Eagle Couriers, Panton McLeod and US Kids Golf.

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