First Minister reflects on Dr Elsie Ingles

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reflects on the amazing work and legacy of Dr Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals movement ahead of commemorations at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh on 29 November 2017.

Qualifying in 1892, Scotswoman Dr Elsie Inglis was one of the country’s first female doctors. A solid supporter of the suffrage movement, when war broke out in 1914, she saw an opportunity for women to play their part and prove they could be as gifted and valuable as men.

I love science because…

We developed a social media campaign with Irvine Bay Regeneration company and The Royal Society of Edinburgh to inspire the next generation of scientists in Scotland. Short films featured Scotland’s leading scientists, innovators and creatives, including Minecraft developer Chris Van Der Kuyl, astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black, writer Ian Rankin and television presenter and geologist Professor Iain Stewart. These short videos were designed to be shared across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and were built around the question: Why do you love science?


I can work, I want to work

Working and volunteering make a huge contribution to social inclusion, parity of esteem and purpose for those with disabilities.

Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN) board member Andy Higgins opens up about how ‘locked-in’ syndrome hasn’t held him back from developing his skill-set or his desire to be in gainful employment. #glassdoor

A short film developed with SMARTS Communicate for Scottish charity SPAEN on the eve of new welfare powers coming to Scotland.


Watch your speed on country roads

Following last year’s collaboration with SMARTS Communicate on the Scottish Government’s country roads campaign we’ve just completed a trilogy of hard-hitting films on the lasting trauma of fatal road accidents.

British Lions and Scottish International Stuart Hogg remembers his best friend Richard, whilst Firefighter Iain McGarry and Paramedic Tanya Ellis share their haunting experiencs of attending at the scene.

The target audience was young male drivers who account for three out of four fatalities on Scotland’s country roads.

The campaign has been a great success. Our previous Stuart Hogg film received 274k views and was broadcast to over 6 million during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. You can watch here

New home of the Scottish Open

We were invited by design agency Glowfish Creative to produce a promotional film for Dundonald Links – the new home of the Scottish Open. This championship course on the Ayrshire coast was designed by American golf architect Kyle Phillips.

The aim of the film is to portray Dundonald as an exceptional golfing experience in tune with the natural environment and played with the true spirit of the game. It is presented through the sensory experience of a single player as he plays a round here for the first time. The narrative captures the atmosphere, whets the appetite and gives a flavour of the undulating landscape, deep bunkers, challenging greens, and coastal habitat.

Alison Hunter, Marketing Manager at Dundonald Links said “We enjoyed working with James and are delighted with the end result. He captured Dundonald Links beautifully, in particular the camaraderie between player and golfer.”


Scotland’s Stuart Hogg shares tragic story

Around 55% of road deaths in Scotland happen on country roads, and driving too fast for the conditions is the most common cause. Last year alone 755 people were killed or seriously injured whilst driving on country roads. 75% of them were male.

This video was commissioned for a Scottish Government led campaign that aims to show that you never know what’s round the corner when travelling on a country road, and driving at an appropriate speed gives you more time to react. It was filmed on location in East Lothian during the making of a new TV ad.

Visit  Don’t Risk It to find out more about the campaign.

Glasgow Welcomes

A celebration and look back at the success of the Glasgow Welcomes programme. The film was commissioned as a centre piece for the 2015 signature event held at University of Strathclyde.

Glasgow Welcomes was developed in partnership with local tourism businesses to enhance the experience of all visitors to Glasgow and create a city acclaimed for its high level of service excellence.

The film features time-lapse photography and contributions from Leader of the Council Cllr Gordon Matheson, restaurateur James Rusk of Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie and Butchershop Bar & Grill and CEO of Glasgow Airport Amanda McMillan.

Visit  Glasgow Welcomes to find out more about the programme.