EventScotland is piloting local learning networks as part of the EventIt regional roadshows, which kick off on Thursday, August 24 in the Borders. The national agency says it wants to “make it easier” to engage with events professionals around the country and will trial the approach at three of the upcoming Eventit regional events, taking place at: Abbotsford House, Melrose – Scottish Borders – Thursday, August 24 Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness – Highlands and Islands – Thursday, September 7 Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – Aberdeenshire – Wednesday, October 18 Led by Torquil MacLeod, Development Manager – Events Industry, the sessions, from 3 till 5pm, are designed
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Posted Mon 14th Aug by Future Scot
Two of Royal Deeside’s most famous inhabitants will take up new roles this week as tour guides in two villages with the launch of a new, free app. The Discover Deeside app, which has been funded by Aberdeenshire Council, takes users on interactive historical journeys around the villages of Ballater and Lumphanan with Queen Victoria and Macbeth, King of Scotland as guides. The free app uses augmented reality technology to give users the chance to discover more about the area’s royal links and was launched this week to coincide with Ballater’s Victoria Week. Royal links to Deeside Deeside’s links with
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Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
A new UK Tech Innovation Index published today by the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult shows the most active innovation communities in the UK by industry sector, captured in an online interactive map. The rankings show Edinburgh as having the most active tech innovation community outside of London, closely followed by Glasgow in fourth place. Of the 36 UK cities included in the Index, the top four cities ranked are London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow. Aberdeen features in 20th place, with Dundee following in 22nd place. Looking at specific tech sectors, Edinburgh has some of the most active innovation communities outside of London: 2nd for Internet of
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Posted Tue 1st Aug by Future Scot
Engage Gaming, a new esports venue opening in Aberdeen, is billed as “first dedicated gamers entertainment venue in Aberdeen and Scotland.” Promising to be a venue both for gamers and run by gamers, it provides a place for Aberdeen’s gamers to meet, socialise and compete. In addition to PC, Xbox one, PS4, WII U, mobile and VR games, the venue also has a cafe and a licensed bar. Engage Gaming is situated in the former Stage Door building on North Silver Street, which has now been transformed into a gaming facility with 180sq ft of space. Stewart Gibson, a spokesman for Engage
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Posted Mon 31st Jul by Future Scot
Team finished fourth in the world, third out of UK
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Posted Wed 26th Jul by Future Scot