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About Me

I'm Kate Lyon, Company Assistant to small and medium enterprises and Rambler of Scotland with a passion for each in equal measure. 

If I'm not in the office optimising websites or setting up social media platforms, you'll find me in my camper-van writing blogs or up a hill sharing live feeds and taking inspiration from the countryside around me. That sounds like an unusual mix doesn't it but you've not read the half of it...

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Rambling Scotland, 15 Milndavie Crescent,Strathblane, G63 9DE

Tel: 07761 753632

E: virtualassistantscotland@gmail.com

What Rambling Scotland do...

Rambling Scotland was launched as a promotional platform in 2015.

Having walked, adventured, climbed hills, I find it impossible to keep the words I experience inside, so I write them down and share. I'm not ashamed to say I am fuelled by the positive comments: the likes, the shares, the questions, the requests for more walks...

 

In early 2018, I realised the more I walked and adventured, I was finding new excitement in the largest of mountains to the smallest of fungi, a single ray of sunshine beaming through storm clouds and midnight starts to catch sunrises, the more I acknowledged that sitting at my desk 9-5 was not for me. I needed flexibility in life for work and for play and after 12 months since Rambling Scotland was established, I have found just that and it works, for everybody...

In my former life as an employee, I have over 20 years of experience as an 'administrator' working mostly for small to medium sized organisations. 'Administrator' -  it's quite a generic word, and that umbrella title covers most things that happen in an office: book keeping, reception, data entry, taking minutes, mail merging, dealing with post and emails and more recently, managing social media channels, web management and marketing. This is particularly the case when working in smaller corporations which I love as i enjoy seeing the full picture of the project, how each component has an effect on another and how successful they can be when done effectively and efficiently.

In May 2018, after 8 years of being an 'Administrator' in my most recent employment, I left my comfortable and secure job and took the giant leap into my next big adventure: Officially registering Rambling Scotland as a business and offering 'Administrative & Promotional Services' to small and medium sized companies.  By providing an extensive range of services to companies who don't want the commitment of employing someone permanently, I put you, the business owner, back in the driving seat - doing what you do best and not having to worry about the 'small stuff'. After all, that's not what you had in mind when you set up your business, those additional things are not what you are skilled in... But I am.

With Rambling Scotland, there's no contract, no payroll, no pensions, no sick pay, no holiday pay, no bonuses. I can work remotely from our offices in Stirlingshire or come to your office. Here's an non-exhaustive list of skills on offer:

  • Social Media Management (Facebook/Instagram)

  • Web Maintenance (CMS) and design (Wix and WordPress.com)

  • EventsAir Membership Management

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)

  • Email Marketing Campaigns (MailChimp and MailMerge/Outlook)​

  • Android Photography and Image Manipulation

  • Press Releases, Promotional Handouts and Blogs

  • Inputting Orders, Processing Payments, Updating Data and Invoicing using ‘Sage 50’

  • eBay selling

  • Editing & Proofreading

  • Logo and Graphic design (using external partners)

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • I can also make a mean cup of tea and demon gingerbread…

I am also comfortable enough to say when a project is not suited for me, or when I don't have skills in that particular area. Let's be honest, there's nothing worse that someone deceiving their way into a role then both parties discover it's been a waste of time and energy. I'd rather be honest with you and spend time on other projects where I can assist and do it well.

View some of my recent projects here >

So, that is what Rambling Scotland do. You can get me on 07761 753 632 or email me to find out more and whether we are a match...