Hamster Event – A Tiny Ball of Fun

So I’m making more of an effort to cover news events, but because I have no oversight I get to have a little fun with what I talk about, that means rather than the mundane and ordinary, I get to cover things like the event I’m going to talk about today. On Saturday 10th August … Continue reading Hamster Event – A Tiny Ball of Fun

Branching Out Community Initiative

The Branching Out Community Initiative or BOCI are a community led group focused on improving the local area. BOCI currently holds the lease for the former Knockinlaw Garden and are working with the Central Scotland Green Network to turn it, now known as the Central garden, into a nice, thriving  community garden. BOCI aren't just … Continue reading Branching Out Community Initiative

North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan

Today I want to talk a little about a community group based in the North West of Kilmarnock. It's called the North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan or NWKCAP for short. The NWKCAP is entirely volunteer led, with people from all walks of life and a strong focus on community and community driven initiatives. In … Continue reading North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan

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