In collaboration with SMARTS Communicate and the Scottish Government we produced a trilogy of case studies portraying three different experiences of hate crime.
Police Scotland takes hate crime very seriously. In the last year there were over 5,300 charges of hate crime reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland. However, there are many more incidents that go unreported. We all have a responsibility to report hate crime if we witness it – it’s the only way we can challenge it, and put an end to it for good.
Hate crime can be verbal or physical and has hugely damaging effects on the victims, their families and communities.It comes in many forms and examples, including:
Race (e.g. threatened because of where they are from or the colour of their skin)
Religion (e.g. have abuse shouted at them because of their beliefs or religious dress)
Sexual orientation (e.g. tormented because they’re holding hands with another person of the same gender)
Transgender identity (e.g. humiliated, intimidated or threatened online for being transgender)
Disability (e.g. attacked because they are disabled)
Support the campaign and use #ReportHate on social media to help put an end to hate crime in Scotland. For more info visit
In April and May 1917 more than 18,000 Scottish soldiers died at the Battle of Arras in Northern France. 100 years on, 72 students from across Scotland came together to remember.
Working alongside SMARTS communicate we travelled with students (15-17 year olds) and teachers to Belgium and France to visit the battlefields of WW1. The aim of the trip was to commemorate the fallen and capture the students’ experience.
WW100 Scotland aims to inform people about Scotland’s unique contribution to World War One and help them discover the effects of the war on their local communities and its lasting impact on life in Scotland today. The commemorations, which mark the 100th anniversary of the war, are a chance to remember the sacrifices made and reflect on what we can, and should, learn from the war which was meant to end all wars.
Wish the world a Happy St Andrew’s Day this November! Record your greeting and #ourstandrewsday
Produced with SMARTS Communicate for @AboutScotland
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.
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