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Life is sweet

This week we are celebrating National Cupcake Week, a great excuse to indulge in all things sweet. The first mention of the cupcake has been traced back to 1796 in a recipe notation of “a light cake to bake in small cups”, written in American…

Promoting the Crieff Card

We are busy writing a series of blogs which promote the Crieff Card and the businesses which accept it. If you would like to join the Crieff Card scheme please get in touch with Ruth: ruth.crieffsucceeds@gmail.com Click here to read the …
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Ideas for the empty nester

Most Scottish Universties start this week end, leaving many anxious parents with that ‘empty nest’ feeling. We’ve published a blog on this subject which also promotes businesses  participating  in The Crieff Card scheme. The blog can…
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Local businesses showcase top produce in Taste of Tartan marquee at Crieff Highland Gathering

Visitors were treated to a delicious food and drink experience at the Taste of Tartan marquee at this year's Crieff Highland Gathering. Sponsored by Crieff Succeeds BID (Business Improvement District), the popular marquee showcased an array…

Time for Tea!

This week is officially Afternoon Tea Week. This great British institution started in the 1800’s by Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford who hated the ‘sinking feeling’ she felt in the afternoon with another four hours to wait until dinner…

Back to school!

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end and we are almost at the end of the school summer holidays - and what a summer it has been! Some of you will be heaving a sigh of relief at the impending return of a fixed schedule and the…

It’s a long hot summer!

For once all of the UK, including Scotland has enjoyed a fantastic warm, sunny summer with no end in sight. The great weather makes keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays a lot easier, which is a bonus for all busy parents.…

Just One Open

Golf fans are gearing up for all the drama and excitement of the 147th Open, which is the oldest of the 4 major professional golf championships. This year The Open runs from July 15th to the 22nd and is being held at Carnoustie, bringing players…

Anyone for tennis?

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and this year runs from the 2nd to the 15th of July. During this time more than 28,000kg of strawberries and 10,000 litres of cream will be consumed, 29,000 bottles of champagne will be…
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Celebrating Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated on Sunday June 17th and is a key date in the retail calendar with UK shoppers spending more than £700 million pounds on it. Father’s are notoriously difficult to buy presents for, which is just one of the many…