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Renting is the new buying

Our clients Lettingweb released their Winter Lettingstats report this week. It showed high demand and rising prices for 1 bedroom properties in particular, indicating that couples and singles are chosing to rent as opposed to buying.

Lettingweb reckon that renting is the new buying. And our friends at DJ Alexander said it was the Bridget Jones effect. Check the Edinburgh Evening News story here.

You can read the report at 



CSI North Berwick

Our clients at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick have a very, very cold case to solve!

During an on-site archaeological dig organised by the Scottish Seabird Centre, experts discovered the skeleton of a young man dating from the 12th or 13th centuries, who was fatally stabbed four times in the back, twice in the left shoulder and twice in the ribs.

Message Matters helped the Seabird Centre with a PR campaign generating UK-wide coverage of the murder.

Have a look on Google, searching the terms: 'Seabird murder' for more information.


Our director's critique of the 'no' campaign 

Message Matters' Director, Andy Maciver, has critiqued the 'no' campaign for the upcoming Scottish independence referendum, warning that the Unionist parties are risking votes by failing to office a new vision of Scottish devolution with substantially enhanced powers for the Scottish Parliament.

Andy was writing on the Think Scotland website - you can read his article here.

Andy's article was picked up by yesterday's Sunday Times - read that article here.


Blanket coverage of Reform Scotland research

Our client, Reform Scotland, produced new research which showed that buying a home in Scotland's best catchment areas can cost more than sending two children to private school.

We helped our friends at Reform Scotland put together the briefing, and ran their PR.

We saw:

  • Broadcast coverage (BBC online top story, STV news)
  • Press coverage (Telegraph front page, Times, Scotsman, Herald, Courier, Express, Mail)
  • Radio coverage (Real, Kingdom, Forth)