August 2010 Archives
My nails dramatically decreased in size during the month of July. I nervously nibbled as I awaited the first production units arriving from China, desperate for Safetray to play its own part in the largest arts festival in the world - a showcase in front of an international audience within my beloved hometown during Edinburgh's multiple festivals.
Leading up to the arrival I had been fed worrying snippets of information regarding the progress with the mould tool. The initial photographs were kept from me - Fearsomengine quite rightly deciding that a snapshot image of a mangled piece of plastic might be more upsetting than informative - and so it was a relief indeed to finally see (a fortnight ago) a physical embodiment of the Safetray looking actually rather handsome.
The battle of the malls in Aberdeen is definitely being stepped up.
The opening of Hammerson owned Union Square last year was something of a landmark with several new brands such as Apple and Hollister coming to the city.
Footfall has been impressive and informal chats with some of the retailers trading in the centre suggest they are happy with their numbers.
However the Scottish Retail Property Limited Partnership (SRPLP) - a Land Securities and British Land joint venture - is not resting on its laurels.
It spent £2m in the refurbishment of the St Nicholas shopping centre in 2009 and has just announced a £6m upgrade of the neighbouring Bon Accord centre.
Hot on the heels of its link up with YouTube STV is once again going to the US market.
This time it's a format sharing partnership with Kinetic Content.
The deal means STV Productions will licence original Kinetic shows in the UK and vice versa.
Both companies also intend to work together to develop new formats for broadcast in Britain and the US.