Few projects embody the ethos of The Courier’s Community Kindness Campaign than a community-food sharing scheme in north Fife that is set to spread across the region.
As The Courier Kindness Campaign gathers momentum, a local charity tells Richard Burdge what they’re doing to combat loneliness and isolation in Perthshire
Live in the middle of nowhere? Find it hard to get out? Don’t worry – Caroline Lindsay speaks to the teams delivering a valuable range of mobile services across Courier Country who are more than happy to come to you.
Sweaty palms? Trembling hands? Stumbling over your words? If you’ve ever experienced these symptoms while delivering a speech or addressing a group, you’re far from alone. Public speaking can be terrifying and yet it’s a vital skill to master and can stand you in good stead time after time.
Retailers use slow ambling music to keep shoppers in-store Up-tempo background tunes get customers out of the door quickly Down-tempo music is most soothing for older shoppers who bore easily
Michael Alexander speaks exclusively to Radiohead drummer Philip Selway about a one-off solo gig he is playing in Fife.
New research from online job board showed furry benefits - easing employee stress and increasing productivity Clear “gender pet gap” is evident, with 12% of male workers complaining about pets compared to only 1% of women 35% of Scots believe a pet in the workplace helps ease stress According to new research, one-fifth of Scottish workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office, yet a similar proportion (16%) of workers have complained about the furry companions.
Dundee’s Penguin Parade is getting us all a-flutter here in The Courier office. With the fantastic news that only 20 more penguins need to be sponsored we can’t wait to see a colony – or “waddle” – of 80 colourful giant penguins invading the city during 2018.
The Courier Community Kindness Campaign begins today. Aiming to tackle loneliness, we hope readers will help us extend the hand of friendship to those who most need it.
Volunteering as an Explorer Scout leader has become a passion for Fife woman Charmaine Duthie - helping young people fulfill their potential. Michael Alexander finds out more.