One of the main reasons we can offer video production
services at such low cost is our policy of eliminating cost-drivers
that don't contribute to the final quality of your programme. - Ours
is a 'strictly no nonsense' service; a business-like approach free
from meaningless hyperbole or daft novelties.
We offer a professional service, delivered to industry standards at low cost; and we pride ourselves on being approachable, direct and down to earth. - We'll tell you what you need to hear; which at times makes us pretty blunt! - But then, our interest in is helping you reach an informed decision as opposed to simply closing a sale!
Among the superfluous overheads we have eliminated is any kind of 'front of house' facility. - It makes absolutely no financial sense for you to pay through the nose for us to be holed up in some expensive city centre office... It makes even less operational sense for us to travel to such a place every day1
Our service is primarily mobile; and with team members spread
across Scotland, it is far more efficient and environmentally sound
for them to work remotely.
While the pandemic made it mainstream; we first embraced remote
working over 25 years ago in the days of ISDN and QuickCam. That
operational strategy is now well-evolved over a quarter-century to
minimise costs and the consumption of resources, while maximising
Generally speaking the best way to make initial contact is by good old-fashioned email; during the working week we guarantee a response within 24 hours - normally much quicker. Standard Office Hours are 10:00am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri excluding Scottish public holidays.
Whilst we're always happy to hear from potential operational partners, colleagues and legitimate service providers we do have very strict SPAM policies... Spammers are unceremoniously and immediately added to a shared global blacklist and we employ a very effective system of server-level filters; including the blocking of entire TLDs and IP ranges..
Please note that this email address is NOT subscribed to any marketing email list; inclusion in any such list is unauthorised.
For security reasons, should you wish that we call you back via telephone (which is entirely optional) we require a verifiable UK LANDLINE number (not a mobile) that we can contact you at.
CALLING US. - Our main telephone number is staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by production staff) supported by a 24-hour answer service. This arrangement has worked well for many years now. Please understand however that while calls do usually get answered by knowledgeable people who can answer most basic questions on the spot - we may well have to call you back if otherwise engaged.
Primarily our services are aimed at Scottish businesses.
-The Caledonian Television Company™ is currently based on the
outskirts of Edinburgh on the border with West Lothian, which gives us
easy access to Livingston, the M8 corridor, the Clyde Coast and
Dunbartonshire, the M9 towards the Perth and Dundee areas, the A1
South towards the Scottish Borders and of course the A71 which
provides a fast link to Kilmarnock and Ayrshire.
We mainly seek to serve businesses in the Scottish Central Belt, Dumbarton and the West Highlands, Stirling, Fife, Lothians, the Borders and East Coast as far north as Arbroath. However, we do also routinely cover Northumbria, Cumbria and beyond; and are pleased to consider enquiries from almost-all other parts of the British Isles with the notable exception of London and the area inside the M25 ring. - Remote services (editing, graphics, scripting etc.) are of course available to all.
LEZ, CAZ and Congestion/Charging zone policies.
These are fairly simple; we do not take any vehicle of any kind into any kind of congestion charging or 'low emissions' zone whether the vehicle is 'compliant' or 'exempt' or not... or whether the zone is 'live' or not. Clearly, these places don't actually want vehicular traffic and we're happy to help them achieve that aim. Unfortunately this also makes it impractical for us to do business in such areas.
POLITICAL AND OTHER CONTENTIOUS ORGANISATIONS.
The Caledonian Television Company™ is and seeks to remain a politically-neutral company. Whilst we DO produce material for public service organisations and groups, (public information films etc.) we do not produce videos for politicians, political parties, political organisations or political pressure groups of any kind, nor do we endorse them.
We do not deal with material which we consider to be of an obscene (i.e. so-called 'adult') or violent nature. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes violent 'sports'. We reserve the right to pass material we think may be unlawful directly to the relevant authorities.
Caledonian Television™ takes a particularly firm stance against racism, classism and sectarian bias and indeed all forms of bias in relation to both legally protected characteristics and other birth/circumstantial characteristics. However, we reserve the right to withhold service or simply 'not get involved' with any individual or group where in the personal opinion of our proprietors, it is not in our best interests to do so.