Client Press Releases

Marks & Spencer Celebrates ‘The Gathering’ With Special Ticket Giveaways In Edinburgh

22 July 2009

M&S stores in the Edinburgh area will be joining in the Homecoming celebrations this weekend as customers are given the chance to be a part of The Gathering 2009.

On Friday, 24th July, the first 15 M&S shoppers to report to the customer service desk at 9am at participating stores will land themselves a complimentary pair of tickets to The Gathering, which takes place on 25th and 26 July at Holyrood Park in the capital.

400 Silver passes to the event, worth £95 each, are up for grabs, providing weekend access to the spectacular Gathering festivities (excluding the clan parade). For shoppers who miss out on the Silver passes, 280 Highland Games tickets, worth £15, will also be given away, granting access to the landmark games for one day.

The fantastic giveaway coincides with Marks & Spencer's 125th birthday celebrations, which kicked off earlier this year.

Dominic Fry, Director of Communications for Marks & Spencer, said: "This is a great opportunity to reward our customers and treat them to a superb weekend. As we mark our 125th birthday, it makes perfect sense for us to also commemorate this important year for Scotland - there's certainly lots to celebrate.

"The Gathering will be a landmark event for Scotland and we're delighted to be involved."

The Gathering is a unique chance for Scots everywhere to celebrate their roots and one of Scotland's greatest traditions - the Highland Games. As well as the traditional Games, The Gathering will feature live music, a clan village, pipe bands, food and drink showcases, and Aisling's Children - a spectacular theatrical production performed on the Castle Esplanade.

For the chance to pick up these much sought-after tickets for free, customers should report to the customer service desk at participating M&S stores on Friday at 9am. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. For list of participating stores, see notes to editors.




Notes to editors:

Participating M&S stores:

Edinburgh Princes Street

Edinburgh Kinnaird

The Gyle

Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow Argyle Street










< back

PR Clients

Whether we are serving clients in the digital or traditional media, we always deliver outstanding results. We guarantee success and believe we are the only PR agency in the UK to do so.

How can we help?
Britain's most digital-savvy public relations agency