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.
Four of Scotland’s top folk singers and musicians are recreating the Scottish folk scene of the 1960s and 1970s with the return of an Auld Hat New Heids concert in Perth on November 21.
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.
Parenting can be a costly business. It can be tricky to stick to a budget when you're constantly refilling the fridge and buying the kids the next size up in shoes. And, with the expense of Halloween just behind us and Christmas on the horizon, mums and dads will be wondering how they are going to budget for the next few months.
Steven Kyle, Changing for the Future Programme Manager with the Dundee City Council, visited Turin to learn how the city is using design to shape public services. Here is what he learned: