Generous entrepreneur ploughing cash into the community

A big-hearted Bishopbriggs entrepreneur is donating a whopping 80 per cent of the money he makes to help three local charities. Get Well Gamers, Birth, Baby and Beyond and East Dunbartonshire Foodbank will benefit from a donation from RefermyJobs’ advertising revenue. RefermyJobs founder Richie Wan has turned job advertising on its head by charging aContinue reading “Generous entrepreneur ploughing cash into the community”

Chinese grannies are having their sound systems zapped

The Guardian reported: “The gangs, made up mostly of middle-aged and older women who went through the Cultural Revolution, take to a corner of a local park or sporting ground and dance in unison to Chinese music. Loud music.”

Aberdeen artist is “blown away”

By Patrick Barnham An Aberdeen artist is celebrating as his month-long exhibition approaches its final week. Neale Bothwell said he was “blown away” by the great response to his latest abstract exhibition at Castlegate Frames and Gallery. Scores of people went to Graham Fowler’s tiny gallery and frame workshop on Justice Street during September andContinue reading “Aberdeen artist is “blown away””

Green light for Aberdeen’s new mosque

Award-winning consultancy Aurora Planning has helped Aberdeen’s growing Muslim community secure permission to convert part of a former school into a mosque. The C-listed Frederick Street School was later used as office space by Aberdeen City Council but has lain empty for three years. Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre (AMIC) will turn the building intoContinue reading “Green light for Aberdeen’s new mosque”

Groundwater Guy bags award

A groundwater specialist is celebrating after receiving an award from a top national business body. Frank O’Donnell AKA The Groundwater Guy received the Entrepreneur of the Month Award from Edinburgh Entrepreneurs Circle. Edinburgh-based Frank said: “I am absolutely chuffed to be recognised in this way. When my clients are happy then I’m happy, but it’sContinue reading “Groundwater Guy bags award”

Art is for life – not just lockdown

An Aberdeen painter is urging people not to ditch art projects started during lockdown as rules further relax. Neale Bothwell, 56, said virtual art clubs championed by the likes of Grayson Perry opened up the world of creativity to countless people but insists it should continue post-covid. Neale said: “It was great the way GraysonContinue reading “Art is for life – not just lockdown”

Entrepreneur brings dating back into the real world

An Edinburgh entrepreneur is taking the tech out of soulmate searching by offering a near-forgotten service used by singletons for centuries. Laura Smyth, dubbed the Cilla Black of the north, launched Match Made in Scotland after helping single friends who were frustrated with the online dating scene. Laura said: “My friends were plain fed upContinue reading “Entrepreneur brings dating back into the real world”