charities, social media

Become a ‘Friend’ of the Friends

A CHARITY has tapped into the world’s biggest social networking site to keep in contact with local people. The Friends of Kinneil – which promotes historic Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness – now has a dedicated section on Facebook, allowing local people to easily follow its activities. Just visit http://www.facebook.com/kinneil and “like” the group. The park… Continue reading Become a ‘Friend’ of the Friends

community, promotions, public sector, social media

Award-winning campaign vies for national honour

AN award-winning publicity campaign is vying for honours with the best in Britain. The Your Community Council initiative took gold in the community category in last year's PRide Awards in Scotland, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The project - which included a website, posters, leaflets and media relations work - aimed… Continue reading Award-winning campaign vies for national honour

community, promotions, public sector, social media

Helen steps down from top community role

COMMUNITY campaigner Helen Taylor has stepped down from her role as chairwoman of West Lothian Association of Community Councils. In a letter to Association members, Ms Taylor said was resigning from the voluntary post due to personal circumstances. She held the position for four years. Ms Taylor, originally from Linlithgow, was instrumental in the launch… Continue reading Helen steps down from top community role

community, promotions, public sector, social media

High-tech boost for community councils

COMMUNITY councils in West Lothian now have a new set of high-tech tools to help them promote their views. A laptop and data projector have been bought to help the voluntary groups deliver presentations at public meetings and take part in training sessions. The IT equipment was bought by West Lothian Association of Community Councils… Continue reading High-tech boost for community councils

community, promotions, public relations, public sector, social media

PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award

A CAMPAIGN to promote community councils in West Lothian has been shortlisted for a top award. The drive - to make the local groups more accessible and accountable - has been nominated for a PRide Award, the "Oscars" of the public relations world. The contest is run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)… Continue reading PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award

community, promotions, public relations, social media

Callum becomes community councils’ poster child

LITTLE Callum Reid has become a pin-up - at the tender age of two. The toddler from Adambrae, Livingston, is currently starring in a new poster and leaflet campaign to promote community councils in West Lothian, Scotland. His baby face can be seen in shops, libraries and supermarkets across the district. "We really wanted to… Continue reading Callum becomes community councils’ poster child