News: September Recap

September Recap

James Miodonski 1st of October 2022

Paul got hitched!

Ok so technically it was the very last weekend in August but who cares.

We all scrubbed up, donned our glad-rags and enjoyed a fabulous, joyous and emotional day at Hetland to celebrate the new Mr and Mrs Gardner’s big day. It was lovely to see our old pal Zoe too who was there on ushering duties, keeping Paul sane and generally running the show as if she’d never left. The youth are in really good hands with this one.

It also turns out that Big Chris is a serious contender for next year’s Strictly. Man’s got moves.


We’ve got a garden.

Since vacating our old, old HQ at Bridge House, having a nice outdoor space to eat, work or just take a screen-break from has been sorely missed. Whilst sizeable, our new back yard had been sorely neglected whilst the last 18 months construction and refurb works had been going on inside the building. We finally put that right when Steve McColm and crew arrived en-masse with a mini-digger, a huge skip and several tonnes of railway sleepers.

Our continued thanks and apologies to our downstairs neighbours Gerald and Alison and recent visitors of Farries, Kirk and McVean whilst we hogged the car park for a fortnight. We hope you agree it’s been worth it in the end.

The one final job left is to fill up the flowerbeds with something pretty – suggestions for low-maintenance in pink, blue and white welcome – and Kit’s pushing for an apple tree (right in the middle of the brand-new turf). – we’ll be calling in a favour or two shortly.

Digital Boost

We’re pleased to announce that Creatomatic are partnering with Business Gateway to delivery this year’s Digital Boost 1-2-1 Support programme for qualifying businesses across Dumfries and Galloway. Our digital marketing and support team are on-hand to deliver practical and tailored support around web, branding, digital marketing and more – all 100% funded by Digital Boost.

Check out or speak to our local Business Gateway team for more info about the programme, what’s involved and how to apply. Places are limited so if this sounds like something you might benefit from please don’t hang about.

Ellisland Farm

Home to Robert Burns and family and built by the man himself in 1788, Ellisland Farm is now a museum and celebration of his work and life; located a short drive North of Dumfries in a sedate riverside setting by the Nith. The current site is into it’s sixth year since launch and whilst the designs, content and layouts were largely still perfectly fit for purpose a round of digital spit and polish was due.

Taking the current designs, Jonny and the two Chris’s rebuilt the page templates onto the latest version of our home-rolled WordPress platform and cleaned up the content. It’s amazing what simple adjustments to line spacing and breaking up big walls of text can do to a page’s readability.

Lastly; a curveball that none of us saw coming.

A group of incredibly talented students at Glasgow University had recreated Ellisland Farm – in full – in Minecraft. And what a job they’ve done of it. Download Explore Ellisland for free here and see for yourself: (*Minecraft installation required)

Great North Lodges

Welcome to the world Great North Lodges. GNL is a collection of holiday cottages and lodges in and around the stunning Cairngorms National Park up in the Scottish Highlands.

They came to us with a slick brand and crisp photography, we built them a SuperControl powered online travel agency website complete with clean, intuitive user experience to make the process of finding and booking a holiday as simple and easy as possible. A joy to work on from start to finish and we even got a lovely review from the client too.

“Fantastic team of professional developers to work with and achieved our goal of a modern, slick, professional web site that can move our company forward. I can not recommend this company enough”Andrew, Great North Lodges

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