Your Noon Briefing: Scottish Creative Awards, radio kit van visiting Glasgow, etc

ENTRIES are being invited by the organisers of a competition celebrating the best of Scotland’s creativity, including in advertising, radio and print.

The Scottish Creative Awards are run by The Drum media and marketing magazine.

And the deadline for entries is the 12th of next month.

Read more, here.

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RADIO technicians and programme producers are being invited to check out some of the latest technology in the sector – by visiting a specially kitted-out van that’s visiting Glasgow on Monday

The Bionic Van begins a UK-wide tour on Monday, and comprises a working radio studio using kit available from the broadcasting technology company, Broadcast Bionics.

To book an appointment to check out what’s being exhibited, email here.

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THE former Scotsman business correspondent, Peter Ranscombe, has been appointed editor of the glossy business magazine, BQ Scotland.

He succeeds Kenny Kemp who – as noted here on – is stepping down as founding editor, following five years with the title.

Paying tribute to Kemp, Alastair MacColl, chief executive of the magazine’s publishers, BE Group, said: “Kenny has been a fantastic editor of BQ Scotland.

“He has been instrumental in making sure that as a title it has an unrivalled and well deserved reputation for high-quality content, originality and an uniquely strong business readership.

“I know Peter will bring the same creativity and conviction to the role.”

The story was teased yesterday – here – by the website, Daily Business.

After leaving The Scotsman in January last year, Peter enjoyed a spell as senior staff writer at Scottish Field magazine, and has also worked for, among others, The Press and Journal and the Sunday Herald newspapers.

He is also the author of a debut novel, Hare.

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THE public relations body, the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), has formed what is being described as a ‘long-term strategic partnership’, with the trade magazine, PRWeek.

The tie-up is announced here, on the PRWeek website.

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BEGINS the newspapers, comics and magazines publisher, DC Thomson: “Commando, DC Thomson’s action and adventure compact graphic novel, is re-releasing two special edition books to support Gurkha 200.

“Re-released issues of Commando’s ‘Lone Gurkha’ and ‘Gurkhas to the Rescue’ commemorate 200 years of outstanding service to the Crown by the United Kingdom’s Brigade of Gurkhas.

“The Commando books will be given to guests at The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers Dinner at The Tower of London in May.”

Read more, here.

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