Youngsters from Skye and Lochalsh have been busy staging various shows and attending Christmas parties in recent weeks. Raasay Primary School recently presented their Christmas Show ‘A Raasay Folktale’ to a packed audience in the island Community Hall. The Raasay community were welcomed to an evening of traditional storytelling, inspired by local folklore.
Royal Bank of Scotland branches in Kyle of Lochalsh, Mallaig and Castlebay are among those earmarked for closure, the company has confirmed. Years of a permanent banking presence in several small towns looks set to come to an end, with the banking giants planning to close 62 Scottish branches throughout the country. The bank said customers were increasingly banking online – but politicians and unions have vowed to fight the planned closures.
A Lochcarron man is nearing completion of a gruelling Himalayan trek in order to help fundraise for the hospital which has cared for his infant son. Ross Brown, who now lives in East Kilbride, made it to 5380 metres above sea level to Everest Base Camp on Monday of this week. He set off on the trek on the 19th of November, and is due to fly home from the ‘roof of the world’ on Sunday.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".