This Simple Video Went Viral

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I run a local portal website to promote my home town and help local businesses to promote themselves. The site is

I recently got a phone call from a lady on behalf of the BBC Landward TV programme to tell me that the Landward Food Van would be visiting Stonehaven on 29th August for filming 3 episodes for the next series planned for some time in September.

Celebrity chef Nick Nairn was going to be cooking local produce assisted  by Dougie Vipond former drummer with Deacon Blue and they would be at Stonehaven Harbour from 11am to 4pm on the day

I said I would announce this on the Stonehaven Guide Website and she was very happy about that. I asked her to email me the details and I was sent this

The Landward Food Van is out and about again, this time we’ll be in Stonehaven.   So if you fancy trying some of the best local produce cooked up by Nick and his trusty trainee, Dougie come down to the harbour on Wednesday 29th August.   We’ll be there from 11am to 4pm.

I asked for a couple of photos which I was sent

I decided to do an experiment and created the following video.

I posted it on the Stonehaven Guide Facebook Page and asked people to share it.

I was gobsmacked by the number of views and number of shares after just a few days


facebook post shares etc

This has given me some ideas for product creation as I am learning so much after attending a free workshop recently by John Thornhill

I will be visiting Stonehaven Harbour tomorrow and look forward to tasting some of the local produce and to see how many people turn up.

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