Interview: MD of Volpa, Tricia Fox

Inspiration has taken many forms for the successful business people Tricia Fox, the founder and MD of Perth-based PR and marketing agency Volpa, meets at entrepreneurial events. But few of them have a story that can quite match her own.

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Helen Gloag was reportedly presented to the harem of Emperor Sultan Sidi Muhammed XVIII after leaving Scotland in the mid 18th Century. Picture shows detail from Boulanger's La Harem du Palais which was inspired by his visits to Morocco. PIC: Wikimedia.

The Perthshire country girl who became Empress of Morocco

Captured by pirates while trying to emigrate to America, sold at a North African slave market and then wed to the Sultan of Morocco after he became smitten with her red hair and green eyes, the story of Perthshire teenager Helen Gloag is fantastical stuff.

Scottish writer William Soutar, at his graduation from Edinburgh University in the 1920s.

William Soutar: The poetic genius written out of Scottish history

Hugh MacDiarmid wrote the least-generous introduction to a collection of poems in history after the death of his friend and rival William Soutar, once hailed as perhaps the greatest living Scots poet, says Ajay Close

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Eddie Hunt at the Burn. Angus Findlay

Heroes tell of attempt to save man who fell in freezing burn

Two passers-by have described their dramatic battle to save a dying man from a freezing Perthshire burn.

House prices in Edinburgh are increasing rapidly, according to the latest figures. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Perth sees sharpest fall in house prices across Britain

House prices fell more sharply in Perth than in any other major town or city across Britain in 2017, according to new research by a leading bank.

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The man was pronounced dead at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Picture: Submitted

Man dead after being rescued from icy burn

A man has died after getting into difficulty in a burn in Perthshire.

Police Scotland reassured members of the public. Picture: John Devlin

Man dies after disturbance in Perth flat

A man has died after a disturbance at a flat in Perth.

John and Kelly Davie (right) outside their new home, previously owned by David and Margaret West (left), in Kinross. Picture: Sandy Young/PA Wire

Scots family and couple swap houses in UK first

A couple and a family in Scotland have swapped their houses permanently in what is said to be a UK first.

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Perth Theatre was evacuated after a fire alarm sounded

Newly-refurbished theatre evacuated on opening day after fire alarm

A threatre was evacuated during its first performance in four years after a fire alarm went off.

Rangers players celebrate after the 3-0 win in Perth. Picture: SNS

Fan jailed for six months after ‘touching’ Rangers players

A Rangers fan who alarmed several of the club’s players by “touching” them on their bodies has been jailed for six months.

New legislation would give motorists more protection against parking fines issued by private companies.

New laws to protect Scottish drivers against parking tickets from rogue firms

A Tory MSP is to start consulting on proposed legislation aimed at cracking down on rogue private parking firms.

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The River Tay in Perth

Popular light show to return over River Tay in Perth

A council will spend £45,000 to bring a popular light show back to Perth next year.

Detail from the stone found near Perth. PIC: Contributed.

Rare Pictish carving of “big nosed warrior” found near Perth

A large Pictish stone decorated with what appears to be a big nosed warrior holding a spear and a club has been found by workmen on the outskirts of Perth.

Still, by Rob Mulholland, has been removed from the water at Loch Earn. PIC: Mike Smith/Creative Commons/Flickr

‘Mirror Man’ statue disappears from Loch Earn

A much-loved statue which stands in the water at Loch Earn has been removed with the artist “very saddened” by its sudden disappearance.

Small gifts, tokens and flowers are often left at the Witchs Grave. Picture: Lis Burke/Wikimedia Commons

The enduring mystery of Scottish ‘witch’ Maggie Wall

Hidden down a country road near the village of Dunning, Perthshire lies one of Scotland‘s most mysterious monuments.

Outlander lead actor Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser. PIC: Sony Pictures Television 2017.

Outlander cast and crew to film in Perthshire

Outlander cast and crew will arrive in Perthshire this week to film scenes for season four of the time travelling fantasy.

Heinrich Steinmeyer died in 2013. Picture: Mark Ferguson

Villagers asked how to spend windfall left by former Nazi soldier

The people of a Perthshire village will be asked next week to decide how a windfall left by a former Nazi storm trooper should be spent.

The spooky pic was captured in Perth's famous theatre. Picture: Kim Traynor\Geograph

Ghostly apparition captured in photos taken at Perth Theatre

A THEATRE worker in Perth has captured what appears to be the ghostly figure of a lady while photographing work being carried out by a team of renovators.


Scottish school kids send new RBS £10 note into space

Primary school pupils in Perthshire helped Royal Bank of Scotland launch its first £10 polymer banknote - by sending it to the edge of space.

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