Hollicom Digest 15 June: Top stories this week from windy yet sunny Scotland, plus an adventure in France

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It was a little blowy 

The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open is coming to Gullane 12-15 July. This is despite best efforts by Storm Hector to blow it down – watch the video on the Herald.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16292037.Watch__How_Storm_Hector_destroyed_a_Scottish_Open_marquee/?ref=mr&lp=1

 

Whisky angel gets his share 

Charlie MacLean is one of the nicest chaps in whisky you’ll ever meet – and he’s a dab hand at deciding on a dram. Insider features a story on how he’s helping the Scotch Malt Whisky Society celebrate its 35th anniversary with the bottling of 21 special casks.

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/whisky-legend-marks-societys-35th-12713912

 

Digital transition for businesses 

As the world’s advertising execs head to la Croissette for the industry’s annual shindig, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an event in Manchester hosted by Dentsu Aegis Network revealed how businesses can make the most of digital marketing trends.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/dentsu-aegis-make-disruption-pay-14788439

 

Progress, ahoy 

There is a lot of transformation going on in Aberdeen – the AWPR ring road is nearing completion, so is the new AECC, and the Dons are getting a new stadium. And the £350million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour has bagged its first cruise liner in 2020.

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/cruise-ship-to-be-first-to-dock-at-aberdeens-new-350-million-harbour1/

Meanwhile, the sun has been in Aberdeenshire shining too. Makers of the famous Mackies ice cream also have one of the largest solar energy farms in Scotland, and the month of May was a scorcher.

https://www.agcc.co.uk/news-article/sunshine-on-mackies-as-solar-farm-breaks-records

 

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