A tribute to the Mars Opportunity Rover who worked hard and completed its mission.
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
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!
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!
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 ™
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
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
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
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
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
Today was a busy day for Kilmarnock town centre and for The Burns Mall, as they were host to a gaming event that took over several vacant spaces in the shopping centre from 11am until 3pm. There were plenty of things to do, and there was music, games and activities aplenty. Right in the middle … Continue reading Burns Mall Gaming Event
I had the honour of being there for the closing of the Tackety Bit and it was with mixed feelings that I attended the event. At first I was happy to be attending another enjoyable night out at Tackety but I realised that when this night came to a close there wouldn't be another. But … Continue reading Farewell to Tackety Bit
So coming this July is another round of Edinburgh Castle Concerts, a series of events that having been taking place at the Castle for the last 16 years and has included appearance from the likes of Rod Stewart, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Olly Murs and Leonard Cohen. This year the lineup is equally excitement, … Continue reading Edinburgh Castle concerts Preview
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow is set to host Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics from 1st April to 1st October 2017. Personally I’m looking forward to this event because it's nice to see comic books which are often seen less as art and more as disposable entertainment receive some attention. In addition … Continue reading Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics set to open at Kelvingrove Museum
I hope you're all looking forward to Fynefest this year because it's shaping up to be a great event. It takes place between 2-4 June 2017 and it only costs £60 per person for a weekend full of good fun, good drink and good food. The tickets will be digital so make sure to print … Continue reading Fynefest Preview