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Dec

SKYE GIN LAUNCHED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

The Isle of Skye Brewing Company has launched its first gin, Skye Gin. The new product is distilled and bottled by hand in the small village of Uig on the Isle of Skye. The small batch gin is distilled in a custom-built copper still, nicknamed ‘Flora’ by the company. The Isle of Skye Brewing Company has 25 years of experience brewing award-winning ales, such as Skye red and Skye Gold. The gin took three years planning and research to develop. The botanicals used for the first gin, The Storr, include juniper, rosehip, coriander, sweet peel, black peppercorn, orris root, liquorice root, heather, plus locally sourced wild angelica and meadowsweet. This results in a refreshing and aromatic spirit.

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21
Aug

NEW WEBSITE FOR MENTAL WELFARE COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND

Union Digital has launched a new website for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. The new site offers an improved visitor experience with enhanced search capability. The Commission was originally set up in 1960 under the Mental Health Act. Its remit is to be “a leading and independent voice in promoting a society where people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia, and related conditions are treated fairly, have their rights respected, and have appropriate support to live the life of their choice.”

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19
Jun

SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT CAMPAIGN FOR NATIONAL LIBRARY

The Union has produced its first work for the National Library of Scotland, following its appointment earlier in the year after a competitive pitch. The new campaign promotes the Library’s exhibition on the Scottish Enlightenment, ‘Northern Lights’. The work, featuring arresting photography by David Boni, will run OOH and on social channels. The exhibition takes a fresh look at one of the most concentrated periods of intellectual exploration the world has ever seen, a time when polymaths peer-reviewed, challenged and encouraged one another’s work through the many social networks available to them.

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14
Jun

UNION SCOOPS SEVEN STARS AT 2019 MARKETING SOCIETY AWARDS

The Union won a total of seven Star Awards at the annual Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards, held in Glasgow on 13th June. The agency won a Gold for Len’s Self Storage in the Retail category and four Silvers – Brand Scotland (Digital Strategy and International Marketing), Loch Ness by Jacobite (Tourism, Leisure and Sport) and Food Standards Scotland (Public Sector), as well as a Silver and Bronze for National Confidential Forum (Marketing in Society and Marketing Planning). The awards resulted in the agency being the second most awarded on the night, out of around 30 agencies nominated. The Union has now won 33 Star Awards in the last four years, demonstrating consistency in delivering highly effective campaigns and quality of output. The agency was also nominated in the Agency of the Year category for the eighth consecutive year, with Louise Killough, Client Services Director nominated in the Inspirational Agency Leader category. Liam Beisty from The Union was nominated for Rising Creative Star and Emily Hall for Rising Agency Star.

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