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Protect your affairs with power of attorney

Many Scots are risking leaving their affairs in jeopardy if they become old and infirm – by not signing over sufficient Power of Attorney.

Edinburgh legal firm Gibson Kerr says that people who make a Power of Attorney but only appoint one attorney run the risk of leaving their families and loved ones in a financial mess if they become incapacitated – as they have no back-up plan in place to cover any future emergencies.

The firm says that many Scots currently recognise the importance of having a Power of Attorney, as it allows their relatives or close friends to take control of their affairs if they become incapacitated and unable to manage for themselves.

The full article can be read at the Holyrood Partnership website.

Letting portal Citylets

Would-be homeowners struggling to purchase their first properties are helping to drive up Scotland’s rental market, according to the country’s leading lettings portal.

Citylets has revealed that rent levels across the country are continuing to rise and flats are being let out up to a week quicker than last year, as more tenants shun the property sales market in favour of renting a home instead.

According to the latest Citylets quarterly data report – which indicates how rent levels are performing in Scotland’s biggest cities – the average rental price in Scotland has risen by 3.3% over the past year to £654.

Over the past year, the average time taken for properties to rent across the country has also dropped by 7 days, indicating that there is now greater competition among tenants for rented property in Scotland.

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

Scottish legal expert Gibson Kerr

Legal firm Gibson Kerr has carried out an extensive revamp of its website, in order to cement its credentials as one of Edinburgh’s top private client and family law solicitors.

The firm, which is based in the Capital’s New Town and specialises in family law issues such as residential property, wills, executries and divorces and separations, has expanded its web presence to provide more in-depth advice about important legal issues for its growing list of clients.

The £2000 revamp has seen a number of dedicated sections created on the Gibson Kerr website, providing information on the four main legal areas that the firm specialises in – family & personal law, buying & selling property, financial & tax advice, and advice on legal issues arising out of getting older.

The full story can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Edinburgh website.

Water experts Panton McLeod

The UK’s leading water quality engineering firm has continued its ambitious expansion plans by unveiling a new addition to its senior sales team.

Panton McLeod – which is the UK’s leading expert in providing repairs, cleaning and inspection services for facilities used to store drinking water – has recruited former Petrofac business development analyst Niall Armstrong to help grow its sales presence across the country.

The 26-year-old Heriot-Watt university graduate has been appointed as Panton McLeod’s new sales & marketing assistant, and will work closely with operations director Paul Henderson to oversee new sales contracts and improve the firm’s profile throughout the UK.

You can read the full story on the Holyrood Partnership website.

Just some of the fantastic notepads available from Scribbler

We all need a place where we can store our note, reminders, plans, dreams and ideas – somewhere where they can be easily found should we need them.

The UK’s favourite card chain Scribbler, ensures that we can do just that and more with their super stylish range of notepads.

The pocket sized magnetic flip notepads from the Graphique range, are beautifully designed with modern images such as; a tiara wearing bulldog, a decadent woman in Edwardian dress or a scrumptious looking tea shop, all finished with glitter – allowing your notes to sparkle.

The full press release is available at the website of the Holyrood Partnership PR in Edinburgh.

Year on year the UK summer offers some of the best festivals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

They undoubtedly mark the start, middle and end of the British summer – whether it’s the music, atmosphere or love of traipsing through muddy fields all weekend, festivals mean something to everyone.

But even partying in Ibiza or soaking up the sun on the Isle of White requires packing the right essentials for festival fun.

Irreverent greeting card retailer Scribbler has a number of unique and quirky gadgets to see you and you’re friends through the summer.

The full release is available at the website of Holyrood Partnership PR in Edinburgh.

The Glasshouse off the Mile has created a new menu to showcase the perfect selection of dishes for ideal summer dining.

With a move away from warm, rich food for the winter months, the new menu gives diners a varied choice of light, tasty plates to enjoy as the sunshine hopefully hits Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The restaurant – famed as the latest venue for acclaimed Scottish chef Steven Adair – offers contemporary yet affordable Scottish cuisine using the very best locally sourced ingredients.

Its superb location – just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in St Giles Street – ensures guests sitting inside or outside will dine in style whilst enjoying delicious cuisine.

The full release is available at the website of Holyrood Partnership PR in Edinburgh.