Tourists Soar to Ayrshire based Rowallan Activity Centre

JökulsárlónRowallan Activity Centre, located just 20 minutes from Glasgow’s city centre, is fast becoming one of Britain’s best and most exciting activity centres.

Last weekend witnessed more than 2,500 people visiting East Ayrshire to watch the 2009 British Show Jumping Association (BSJA) Champions of Scotland. The event was a fantastic success with Douglas Duffin from Fife winning first prize in the Foxhunter Second Round Qualifier for The Horse of The Year Show (HOYS). Continue reading

AMBERGREEN APPOINTS GARETH ALEXANDER AS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER

Ambergreen has announced the appointment of Gareth Alexander as Web Application Developer.

The news follows Ambergreen’s acquisition of Lightershade in 2008, a move to complement existing skills in online marketing, search, and consultancy with the ability to maintain and produce rich media and interactive web applications.

This evolution of the agency allows Ambergreen to pioneer cutting edge search marketing campaigns and help clients convert and retain online customers at impressive rates.

Gareth will work across a number of clients within Ambergreen, he has recently finished working with Edinburgh Winter Festivals, building the Christmas and Hogmanay websites and will work closely with a number of Ambergreen clients including Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Scottish Arts Council.

Before joining Ambergreen Gareth worked for Sense Scotland, a Glasgow based charity working with children and adults with challenging communication difficulties, where he was IT Manager for six years.

In this role Gareth was tasked with developing an online presence for the charity and it was during this period he honed his skills in web development.

As a Strathclyde University graduate with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, European Studies and Business management, Gareth developed his interest in computers during his dissertation work on 3D virtual reality systems.

Gareth says: “I was attracted to Ambergreen mainly because they have a really good presence in the industry. Being able to work with other experts in the field and having to raise my game personally and professionally for this company is really exciting.”

“Ambergreen is all about thinking on a different level and it is fantastic to join an agency which allows such creative freedom and always strives for greater things.”

“Apart from my passion for web development my background has given me strong analyst skills and I’m able to take a holistic view of what is required by the client.”

Gareth also ran a music promotion business in his spare time with his wife. Specialising in heavy metal, they put on concerts across Glasgow, bringing in well-known artists from all across the world.

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Iceland-Scotland exhibition to hold grand closing event

‘SEYDISFJ R U ’ is a site-specific installation produced by artists Mhari Baxter and Melissa MacRobert as a result of their joint residency at Skaftfell Cultural Centre in Iceland last year.

Expanding from their previous exhibition in Edinburgh’s Old Town in March this year, the artists have been presenting a series of light boxes in The Arches, Glasgow .

Open since July, the popular exhibition is to hold its closing event this Wednesday (3 September) at 20.00.

The closing even will feature music from Eagleowl and My Kappa Roots.

Baxter and MacRobert studied at the Listahaskoli Islands (Iceland Academy of Arts), Reykjavík in 2006 and last year made a return journey to the small harbour town of Seydisfjordur in the east fjords. It was in Seydisfjordur that Baxter attended a workshop in conjunction with the Dieter Roth Academy- which honours the late German-born Swiss artist who lived and worked extensively in Iceland.

Drawing upon their experience of the people and place ‘SEYDISF J R U’ explores the life of this small town, so far flung from the hub of Reykjavik.
Mhari Baxter is a graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, currently working at the Warehouse Studios in Glasgow. Melissa MacRobert is currently studying on the postgraduate course Art Space and Nature at Edinburgh College of Art.

For more information on the exhibition and The Arches generally, visit the Arches website.

Iceland Meets Scotland in The Arches, Glasgow

seydisfj-r-u.jpg‘SEYDISFJ R U ’ is a site-specific installation produced by artists Mhari Baxter and Melissa MacRobert as a result of their joint residency at Skaftfell Cultural Centre in Iceland last year.

Expanding from their previous exhibition in Edinburgh’s Old Town in March this year, the artists will present a series of light boxes in The Arches, Glasgow.

Baxter and MacRobert studied at the Listahaskoli Islands (Iceland Academy of Arts), Reykjavík in 2006 and last year made a return journey to the small harbour town of Seydisfjordur in the east fjords. It was in Seydisfjordur that Baxter attended a workshop in conjunction with the Dieter Roth Academy- which honours the late German-born Swiss artist who lived and worked extensively in Iceland.

Drawing upon their experience of the people and place ‘SEYDISF J R U’ explores the life of this small town, so far flung from the hub of Reykjavík.

Mhari Baxter is a graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, currently working at the Warehouse Studios in Glasgow. Melissa MacRobert is currently studying on the postgraduate course Art Space and Nature at Edinburgh College of Art.

For more information on the exhibition and The Arches generally, visit the Arches website.