THANK you for taking an interest in the work of Place Design Scotland. Hello.
As you might have already gathered, we are in the business of harvesting good ideas to make our places better – recognising there is a huge amount of energy, expertise and wisdom out there.
Our content is aimed at a general, albeit engaged readership. We don’t presume specialist knowledge, and believe that – if we want significant change in how we ‘build’ our country – it cannot be done by appealing to professionals only (that said, we are confident that there is much on the site that will be of considerable interest to professionals).
Tapping into expertise
If you have a story to tell, please get in touch. We have The Friday Column slot, which is pretty self-explanatory. If you have an opinion piece in mind, let’s talk first via our ‘Contact Us’ page.
Signed-up members of Place Design Scotland have exclusive access to commenting on articles and taking part in discussion groups.
They also have exclusive notification of upcoming webinars, our aim being to launch a twice-weekly cycle: (1) a guest interviewee and (2) pot luck chat.
Membership – here – involves a modest cost, which will go towards making the site financially sustainable, including the commissioning and moderating of content, including comments.
Your financial support is pivotal (we don’t hold details of people’s credit card details – purchasing is via a secure, third party provider).
Membership is also required as a pre-requisite to posting a media release or job advert on the site.
Again, all media releases and job ads are moderated, prior to possible publication.
Moderation means the removal or amending of claims about others, including snide remarks (all in a bid to create a courteous, constructive tone).
To underscore this, media release clients are periodically invited to take part in complimentary writing skills training.
All media releases on the site will come to the attention of Google News. And there is the opportunity to forward one’s media release directly to any among a long list of media outlets and freelance journalists.
Media releases (soon to be launched)
Posting a media release involves not just a fee but the pasting of your content into a template, which is accompanied by clear instructions as to what to do.
In the template, we ask various questions as you are going along – such as confirming any image you might wish to use is copyright-compliant and whether you want to forward your release, including ‘under embargo’.
We are soon to launch a directory of goods and services.
The archive of our own content already stretches back well over two years. There are several reasons for this: (1) we needed to explore proof of concept, (2) we wanted to build useful contacts, (3) and a key member of the team is suffering a long-term illness.
Now that we are finally launched, let’s go for it!
The small print
We are not affiliated to any political, civic or faith organisation, are completely independent of any editorial pressures except our own, and constituted as a private company limited by shares (Newsdippermedia ltd, registered in Scotland, company number SC237125).
Any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch, via our ‘Contact Us’ page.
Thanks for reading this.