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Message Matters’ General Election Seat Prediction Series

by Andy Maciver, Peter Duncan, Marco Biagi and Tom Harris As we approach the final days of the General Election campaign, our Directors and Senior Counsel examine the 10 seats to watch in Scotland.   1. Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk   2. Dumfries and Galloway    3. Dunbartonshire East   4. East Renfrewshire   5. Edinburgh

The highs and lows of festival PR

By Louise Robertson There’s no doubt that doing PR for a festival covers off all aspects of the media relations spectrum from the highs of celebrity engagement to the lows of good old fashioned working the phones, pulling in all the favours you can muster. Despite

#breaking2 – success from failure

by Andy Maciver Three minutes seems a fairly negligible chuck of time to shave off a race lasting two hours. In the car, you'd back yourself to be able to shave three minutes off a two hour journey by depressing the right foot just a little

Local Government Elections

by Peter Duncan I had to check myself during a conversation last week, when I found myself talking about the “nationalist community” and the “unionist community” in a Scottish context. These terms are well established in Northern Ireland, but have not been justified in Scotland for