I Changed My Whole Beauty Routine To Only Cruelty Free Products

I like to think of myself as a cool hippie chick, with my herbal teas for when I’m stressed or have a sore tummy and my essential oils for when I have a headache but I’m ashamed to admit it took me up until recently to look at my beauty products. We’re all obviously against … Continue reading I Changed My Whole Beauty Routine To Only Cruelty Free Products

K-Fest 2019

K-Fest for those not in the know is an annual outdoor music festival in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. It's now in its third year and it just keeps getting better. It will be featuring the cream of the crop in terms of local and home grown talent with acts such as headliners: Elephant Sessions and support … Continue reading K-Fest 2019

Unchained Media Scotland: Freeing the Unicorn

For the purpose of transparency and honestly I am associated with this new project as a blogger but that won’t stop me from trying to be impartial in this piece nonetheless. In fact, I feel my involvement actually makes me a good source for why I feel you should check out Unchained Media Scotland (UMS) … Continue reading Unchained Media Scotland: Freeing the Unicorn

Bravehound: Helping Veterans through hard times

So at Off the Record we are always willing to support an underdog, in this case we are supporting an actual dog...or dogs. And the proud former service members and their families who need them. With that in mind today I want to talk about BRAVEHOUND, a charity which supports veterans by providing them with … Continue reading Bravehound: Helping Veterans through hard times

Facebook me a Greggs!

I like food, I like technology and I love anything which will minimise contact with people because of my crippling social anxiety, but if you read my article about the Wetherspoons ‘Order and Pay’ App then you already knew all that. So with that in mind I am super excited that Greggs, the largest bakery chain … Continue reading Facebook me a Greggs!

Humble Bundle is a Bundle of Fun!

Christmas is right around the corner, and we all want to get that one last little gift for our friends and family, and ourselves of course. We can’t always afford to do that however, or justify it at least but with services like Humble Bundle it’s that little bit easier to get great items at … Continue reading Humble Bundle is a Bundle of Fun!

A Little about Loot Crate ™

By this point most people will be aware of Loot Crate ™ but it’s nearly Christmas and we at Off the Record want to try and help you make a purchase you can feel confident about. For those of you unaware of what Loot Crate ™ is, it’s a monthly subscription box service which for … Continue reading A Little about Loot Crate ™

Romance on the Number 9 Bus

Who needs the internet to find love? Especially when you have buses! It may not be the most romantic of settings, but it’s still probably better than the dating sites that some of the younger generations use nowadays. It was in 1956 when my Gran, Irene McAdam, first met my Grandpa, John Copland. They were … Continue reading Romance on the Number 9 Bus

Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland

Over the festive period while people were buying last minute gifts or stocking up for Christmas dinner RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) announced that it would be making further closures throughout Scotland. Locally branches in North Ayrshire, namely Kilbirnie, Saltcoats and Kilwinning are up for the chop. This will hit Ayrshire particularly hard because its … Continue reading Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland

HBSA – A Call for Volunteers

So I’ve had to take some time away from HBSA (Hospital Broadcasting Service Ayrshire) to sort out some personal issues in my own life but I feel like now is as good a time as any to talk about HBSA and maybe even recruit some passionate would be radio presenters to take my place. Okay … Continue reading HBSA – A Call for Volunteers

West College Scotland: Minecraft as a Teaching Tool

In a culture that is in the habit of demonising video games and blaming them for the extreme and the dangerous elements of society it's always nice when something just relentlessly good comes from them as well. One such example happened at my very own Alma Mater, West College Scotland where they not only broke … Continue reading West College Scotland: Minecraft as a Teaching Tool

Welcome to the World of Cosplay

Cosplaying has become more and more mainstream over the past ten years or so, I can still remember how just a few years ago it would have been regarded as weird for people to leave the house dressed as their favourite video game character but fortunately those times are passing. Sure, you might still get … Continue reading Welcome to the World of Cosplay

Burns Mall Gaming Event

Today was a busy day for Kilmarnock, there was a gaming event taking place at the Burns Mall from 11am till 3pm where there was music, games and activities aplenty. Right in the middle of the cross in the town centre they’d set up a stage for the various music acts that were set to … Continue reading Burns Mall Gaming Event

Bearly Artwork

Bearly Artwork is the name of a page created by Miss Victoria Smart Anderson to display her artwork. She's just starting out but just take a look at what she's got up and you won't be able to deny she's got talent, so grab one of her 20 inch by 20 inch hand painted acrylic … Continue reading Bearly Artwork