BERGANS OF NORWAY AND THE POLAR ACADEMY

BERGANS OF NORWAY AND THE POLAR ACADEMY INSPIRATION THROUGH EXPLORATION Leading outdoor and ski brand Bergans of Norway has partnered with Craig Mathieson, named Scotland’s first explorer in residence by the RSGS (The Royal Scottish Geographical Society), and leader of the first Scottish expedition to reach the South Pole, to support his new venture The Polar Academy which inspires young people by taking them on Arctic expeditions. The Polar Academy developed and managed by Craig, who is described by the […]

Ocean film festival arrives in Scotland

A new film festival comes to Scotland this September courtesy of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Playing to audiences in Edinburgh and Inverness,International Ocean Film Festival will reveal a host of enthralling water-themed films. The festival, which originates in Australia, will feature a selection of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed short films and will be shown in total in 17 towns and cities across the UK. The International Ocean Film Festival showcases more than two hours of footage taken above and below the water’s […]

Tiso Staff Make A Splash in Aberfeldy

It was an early start to the day, but it was SO worth it. New experiences are always fun, especially when you share them with good friends. I had never been kayaking before but I have always wanted to try it. We headed up to Aberfeldy to go to Loch Tay. Instead of bringing our own kayaks, we hired them from the boat hire, which was extremely easy to do and the prices to hire were great. After we had […]

Bergans of Norway Vikke technical jacket

Merino wool, as so many outdoors people know, is a superb choice for a wide range of activities. Baselayers, socks and jackets made of Merino wool are a great way to stay warm, dry and non-whiffy (!) while enjoying a walk, bike ride, ski or mountaineering outing. Now Bergans of Norway have launched a new technical jacket that is made of 100% Merino wool. The technical Vikke Lady jacket has been designed to fit women beautifully. It also boasts lots […]

GOE Staff Take on Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails

You would think that working in a bike shop would make you a competent cyclist. Most people probably expect you to ride like Cancellara on the road and Steve Peat off it. This is however not always the case. We recently had a joint Tiso and Alpine Bikes demo day at the Commonwealth Circuit at Cathkin Braes. Personally I mostly ride road and would say I dabble in the mucky stuff and as such was slightly apprehensive about battering around […]

Cathy to scale new heights with Tiso

Cathy Alldred, who works for Tiso, is set to take on the biggest climbing challenge of her life. This week, the 40-year-old from Edinburgh will journey to the remote glaciers of East Greenland to climb the notoriously tough peaks of Fox Jaw Cirque. And to help Cathy achieve her Greenland dreams, Tiso is sponsoring her expedition, supplying both equipment and footwear. The sheer granite peaks of the Fox Jaw Cirque offer some of the most challenging climbing destinations in the world. With peaks standing […]

Tiso Team up With Camping Ninja for the Commonwealth Games

Campingninja is proud to have teamed up with TISO – Scotlands Outdoor Specialist, to help get young people camping and enjoying the outdoors as much we do here at Campingninja!! Aptly named ‘Project Re-Camp’, we are reusing and donating high quality camping gear to youth organisations to give their young people amazing outdoor experiences. During the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Campingninja are operating 4 large camp sites in Glasgow for Fans, Volunteers and workforces. We will be using 300+ brand […]

Tiso kit out Three Generations of Glasgow Family for Marie Curie Walk Ten in Pollok Country Park

Tiso kit out Three Generations of Glasgow Family for Marie Curie Walk Ten in Pollok Country Park Three generations of a family from Glasgow will be putting their best feet forward thanks to the team at Tiso, who kitted them out with walking boots for their 10k fundraising walk on behalf of Marie Curie. Patsy Prentice from Govan is talking part in the Marie Curie Walk Ten at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow on Saturday 16 August along with her […]

Tiso Signs Up to Help Scottish Mountain Rescue

SKYE’S THE LIMIT WITH ‘THE ISLE OF SKYE BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY MUNRO CHALLENGE’ Isle of Skye 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky launches Munro Challenge in aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue Open to all, bag a Munro this September and fly the flag for Scottish Mountain Rescue Whether an established climber, outdoor enthusiast or mountaineering novice, Scots of all ages and climbing abilities are being urged to fly the flag for Scottish Mountain Rescue this September with the launch of […]

Painted horses on the streets of Scotland

An art project is set to see a colourful display of Clydesdale horses lining the streets of Hamilton. The Ready Steady Gallop! sculptures have been designed and painted by local artists and will create an arts trail around the town. The trail launches next week (June 25) and is a partnership project between Hamilton BID (Business Improvement District) and Wild in Art, the UK’s leader in the development, management and production of amazing mass appeal public art events. At the […]