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Congratulations you're divorced and free at last!

Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience. But sometimes the best way for friends and family to help the couple – even a celebrity couple like Cheryl and Ashley Cole – is by raising a smile.

Scribbler, the UK’s number one card chain, is selling a humorous cheery divorce card that is guaranteed to bring some humour to the occasion – ideal for Cheryl’s band mates and Ashley’s fellow players and supportive friends everywhere.

The card reads ‘Congratulations you’re divorced and free at last’ in bright and quirky lettering, offering a light-hearted reminder to divorcees of the benefits and of the fun that can be found in single life.

The full release is available to view on the Holyrood Partnership website.


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US Kids Golf Players

Young golfers practicing near the US Kids Golf logo

Sparkling golf matched the sunshine conditions as the cream of the world’s young golfing talent dazzled in the prestigious U.S. Kids Golf European Championship.

Competitors from no less than eight different countries – including the small central American nation of Guatemala – scooped European Championship titles, reflecting both the growth and spread of junior golf throughout the world.

Best round of the tournament was the last round, seven under par 65 carded by Philipp Matlari from Germany in the boys 12 age group while Liverpool’s Eloise Healey, Samantha Fuller from Kingston-upon-Thames and Monet Flores (Guatemala) each won their third European title in a row.  Frank Olav Garber (USA) also retained his European Championship crown.

But the highlight of the championships was the three holes-in-one scored by Kristjan Vojteh Berkelca, Lucy Walton and Lewis Reid over three different courses.

The competition – played over Gullane No. 2, Gullane No. 3, Craigielaw Golf Club and Longniddry Golf Club – was organised by the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, which aims to promote the game of golf to young players and their families around the world.

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

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The Physiotherapy Centre Logo

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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Kenny King FFDR

Scotland’s leading disaster recovery firm is marking the launch a new Scottish office with a high-profile appointment.

 FFDR, an all trades contractor specialising in salvaging flood and fire-ravaged properties has attracted respected insurance expert Kenny King to head its north east operation.

 Father of two Kenny, 46, from Bridge of Don, has spent the past eight years working with a nationwide facilities services group, assessing insurance cases.

He will now be based in FFDR’s newly-opened Stonehaven office, and will recruit a team of 12 tradesmen within months, and up to 25 within a year.

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

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30-OCT-C6-Directors-MonoMultimedia firm Channel 6 has urged all web-based businesses across Scotland to ensure they meet new security regulations for online transactions.

The e-commerce specialist has worked to meet new card security requirements which came into force this month, but says many other online retailers could be caught out because of lack of awareness about the changes.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council was founded by Visa, MasterCard and American Express to crack down on payment card fraud. 

Larger retailers have long had to meet rigorous PCI standards, but smaller online retailers have only been obliged to comply since October 1.

Under the new rules, merchants processing fewer than 20,000 e-commerce card transactions a year could now face a block on payments or risk substantial fines if they do not meet the new requirements.

Experts at Channel 6, one of Scotland’s leading developers of e-commerce websites, have advised online retailers the measures are a good way of securing customer confidence and business reputation. 

The full release is available from the Holyrood Partnership PR in Edinburgh.

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07-OCT-NKD-FionaLEADING corporate couture specialist NKD Clothing has completed a glamorous photo shoot as part of its ongoing expansion.

The fast-growing Scottish company brought in a top fashion photographer for the assignment, which will help showcase its work to an international audience.

Delighted staff say the 10-hour modeling session yielded a portfolio of glossy images which will help set NKD Clothing further apart from other business wear suppliers.

Gill Eastgate, managing director of the Edinburgh-based company, said: “We don’t have a brochure because our designs are bespoke for each company we work with.

“However, we still need regular, fresh images to keep our website bang up to date and to ensure our client presentation materials are relevant and contemporary.

“This is the best set of photographs we’ve had. Looking good is at the very heart of our success – so getting the images which tell that story couldn’t be more important.”

The full story can be read at the Holyrood Rartnership website.

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14-SEP-SadieA budding business tycoon has been selected as the Scots finalist for the prestigious O2 X Female Entrepreneur of the Year award.

DollyLeo Apothecary founder Sadie Jean Sloss beat off competition from leading Scottish businesses to land a place in the London final of the influential competition

Sadie will now face a grilling from high-profile judges Simon Devonshire, Head of Small Business Marketing at O2, Jennifer O’Connell, Head of Small Business Acquisition at O2, Founder of Space NK, Nicky Kinnaird, and representative from top glossy magazine Grazia.

The results will then be announced at glitzy ceremony in London on September 29th.

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

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Staff at a popular restaurant have been amazed after their venue was fully booked out for this year’s most important festive party date – four months in advance.

Tony Crolla and his team at Vittoria28-AUG-Christmas in the centre of Edinburgh have been left scratching their head after the 225-cover restaurant was booked solid for the key December date by a spate of party organisers.

Now other restaurateurs are hoping the bookings rush will be repeated across the Capital – and help erase the memory of last year’s challenging Christmas period.

Family-run Italian restaurant Vittoria has become an Edinburgh institution since opening on the city’s Leith Walk almost 40 years ago. The city centre branch opened on George IV Bridge in May 2007.

Despite its impressive size – it is spread over two floors – the restaurant is already booked solid for the biggest date in the Christmas party season, December 18.

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

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28-AUG-Sadie-SlossA budding business tycoon has been selected from thousands of entries to compete for a place in the prestigious O2 X Female Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Despite the recession DollyLeo Apothecary, Edinburgh’s leading independent retailer of niche beauty and skincare brands, outstripped expectations in its first year of business.

The up-market boutique recorded a healthy turnover since opening in July 2008 and had increase staff levels from three to seven after clients rushed to get their hands on its exclusive beauty products and luxury in-store treatments.

DollyLeo Apothecary founder Sadie Jean Sloss will now go head-to-head with two other businesses in the Scottish leg of the competition for a place in London final in October.

Now in their 6th year the O2 X Awards aim to recognise companies that have a strong vision and are bringing a new business perspective to their profession.

Businesses must be innovative, have between 1 and 50 employees, be achieving success on a local, regional and national level and have the potential to grow.


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

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Fiona Fraser

Fiona Fraser

A textiles graduate has walked straight from styling catwalk models at London Fashion Week to securing a top job in design at NKD Clothing.

Fiona Fraser graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Honours in Design and Applied Art in Printed Textiles for Fashion, before moving to London to work with international fashion label Eley Kishimoto.

 The 28-year-old print specialist, who worked for Eley Kishimoto at top events including London Fashion week, beat more than 70 hopefuls to join fast-growing corporate couture company, NKD Clothing, as Design Manager.

 Despite the recession, NKD Clothing has continued to win a string of orders to provide stylish and bespoke uniforms to venues across the UK such as the exclusive 21212 restaurant in Edinburgh and Lanarkshire’s Lisini Pub Co, as well maintaining long-standing clients including Malmaison and Hotel du Vin.

 The corporate clothing company continues to defy current economic conditions, refusing to compromise on quality and has embarked on an ambitious global sales push.

 Fiona, who grew up in both Edinburgh and Perth, said: “I have always been a keen follower of fashion.”

The full release is available at Holyrood Partnership, PR in Scotland.

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