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THE INTERVIEWS

In an age where the population is the oldest that has ever been. People have more time to reflect on their lives, as we are all living longer. When a person tells a story to friends or family, once told to others it is rarely passed on beyond that. The tales sometimes gets diluted, till eventually, at very best lasts one generation, then is gone forever. “You may not be Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton or Joan Collins but we all do lead varied and extraordinary lives”.  

We want to record your life story with a very relaxed interview that will record your tales and story’s, effectively capturing your “life’s moments” key parts that were important to you and all around you. 

We offer a service where people can be interviewed in one of our highly selective private rooms in a top hotel. However we understand that one of the most relaxing places is your own home & can do this as well.  We want you to be as relaxed as possible and to enjoy the whole interview.  This allows a completely private experience to chat through the chapters of your life.  We take your privacy very seriously and will not use or divulge any content of any interview unless we have full written agreement by our client. Once purchased, we will offer you a selection of possible dates & times.  You will have to be reasonably flexible on when you will be available as it has to fit in when the locations that will be available.  

Extracts from interviews

INTERVIEW STYLES

  • Life Moments Lasting 30 Minutes Key moments of your life (See Details)
  • My Life Interview – Lasting approx. 1 hour 20 (See details)
  • Couples Interview – Lasting approx. 45mins (celebrate a wedding anniversary)
  • Jackanori Story “Are You sitting comfortably, then I will begin” Approx 30 – 40 minute Where a Father, Grandfather, Mother or Grandmother simply reads extracts form one of the classics e.g Wind in the Willows, Whinnie the Pooh or even Peppa Pig (A classic one day). Something for Grand children to listen to in the future or perhaps if they are far away.
  • Walking Interview – Mike Only (Lapel mikes on and walking in the woods discussing life or down a street (priced individually)
  • The Voice only interview with pictures scanned the voice is playing and the images slowly play in & out. Max of 40 pictures Scanned & sent by email
  • Kids / Teenagers, Brother Sister Interview – Approx. 40 mins Generally done in pairs on how they see the world. Things that they love, Things they hate. Where they see themselves in the future
  • Home Visit Interview (These have to be priced individually please contact us directly to discuss) This could be you in your kitchen talking about your life whilst making your granny’s favourite Clootie Dumpling Recipe.

PRICING

Life Moments Interview -£270

(50% off if booked before 29th Feb 2020) = £135

what’s included:

Acquaintance email prior to interview.

Discreet & elegant location to film in. Edinburgh or Glasgow or a home visit

Complimentary Professional Pictures of the Shoot up to 6 High Res Pictures (Black & White & Colour)

30 minute Interview Using top Camera, lights & sound equipment

The Interview will be split into key elements of your life.

  • Chapter 1 School
  • Chapter 2 Jobs
  • Chapter 3 Favourite Films / Music
  • Chapter 4 One item that you have brought that mean a lot to you or 3-4 pictures of you going through your life.

Editing of the final cut of your Interview & Pictures are then put into our dedicated server with your own access code which only you or who you want to see this. We can also put onto USB or CD and mail out at an additional cost if required.

My Life Interview -£560 (50% off if booked before 29th Feb 2020) = £280 

what’s included:

Acquaintance telephone call prior to the interview.

Discreet & elegant location to film in. Edinburgh or Glasgow (Inc. Tea Coffee & biscuits) or a home visit (additional cost)

Complimentary Professional Pictures of the Shoot up to 6 High Res Pictures (Black & White & Colour)

1 hour 20min Interview Using top Camera’s, lights & sound equipment

The Interview will be split into four / five sections /chapters with a break between each chapter e.g.

  • Chapter 1 First quarter of your life Year 1 to Year 15/ First Memories / School etc
  • Chapter 2 Late School, First Jobs / Further education / armed forces 20s -35 years
  • Chapter 3 Family, Hero’s, Music, Films, Food, Hobbies, Holidays, Likes & Dislikes.
  • Chapter 4 Five items that you have brought that mean a lot to you. Five Pictures of you going through your life. Even granny’s old recipe for Clootie Dumplings or how to make Tatty Scones.

Editing of the final cut of your Interview & Pictures are then put into our dedicated server with your own access code which only you or who you want to see this. We can also put onto USB or CD and mail out at an additional cost if required. 

Couples Interview – £660.00 what’s included:

Acquaintance telephone call prior to interview.

Discreet & elegant location to film in Edinburgh or Glasgow. (Inc. Tea Coffee & biscuits)

Complimentary Professional Pictures of the Shoot up to 6 High Res Pictures (Black & White Colour)

1 hour 20 mins Interview Using top Camera’s, lights & sound equipment

The Interview will be split into three sections /chapters with 5 mins break between each chapter

  • Chapter 1 First quarter of your marriage (How you both met, The Wedding, Holidays together,
  • Chapter 2 Family, Kids, Family holidays, Stages of bringing up children. Pre School & after
  • Chapter 3 Where you have lived / advice to holding it together


Editing of the final cut of your Interview & Pictures are then put into our dedicated server with your own access code which only you or who you want to see this. We can also put onto USB or CD and mail out at an additional cost if required.

JACKANORI (This is a voice recording only) £240.00

Acquaintance telephone call prior to interview and discuss what extract you will be reading.

Discreet & elegant location to record in. Glasgow or Edinburgh (Inc. Tea Coffee & biscuits)

Complimentary Professional Pictures of the Recording up to 6 High Res Pictures (Black & White Colour)

50min recording only using digital recording equipment & mike.

The recording will be split into 4 sections /chapters with 5 mins break between each chapter

  • Chapter 1 A first chapter of one of the classics TBC,
  • Chapter 2 A Second Chapter from one of the classics
  • Chapter 3 A third chapter from one of the classics
  • Chapter 4 A talk & advice to Grand children


Editing of the final cut of your Interview & Pictures are then put into our dedicated server with your own access code which only you or who you want to see this. We can also put onto USB or CD and mail out at an additional cost if required.

Life Interview (4 separate dates) Extended  -£1200.00 what’s included

We understand that its hard to condense a whole life into one session. There will be a number of points that you might remember after your interview that you wish you had brought up. We offer four sessions over a number of days or weeks. Allowing a refection period between each interview. This will put you in a very good position to get all the items that you wish to get across.

We will have acquaintance & recap telephone call prior to each interview. Discreet & elegant location to film in. Edinburgh or Glasgow (Inc. Tea Coffee & biscuits) Complimentary Professional Pictures of the Shoot up to 6 High Res Pictures (Black & White & Colour) 1 hour (approx.) Interview Using Camera’s, light & sound equipment. The Interviews will be split into four separate dates.

  • Chapter 1 First part of your life Year 1 to 15/ First Memories / School, Parents, Family Life, Home, Hobbies, TV programs etc. 1 hour
  • Chapter 2 Late School, First Jobs / Further education / armed forces 16 -35 years 1 hour
  • Chapter 3 Family, Hero’s, Music, Films, Food, Hobbies, Holidays, Likes & Dislikes. 1 hour
  • Chapter 4 Five items that you have brought that mean a lot to you. 10 Pictures of you going through your life. 1 hour


Each Interview would then be edited down to approx.40 minutes split into 4 Interviews covering all the 4 meetings. Your Interview & Pictures are then put onto a secure web which you only or anyone you wish can access via a passcode. We can also place your interview on DVD / USB and send to you at additional cost.

Gift Vouchers

For The Interviews (From £100)

We all ask ourselves sometimes “What shall I buy him or her this time to make it special?” At The Interviews we can provide an answer to that question, with a very personal experience in the form of a gift voucher. Maybe they are having a special birthday or anniversary and you want to make it a very memorable day!

Personalised gift vouchers can be purchased from The Interviews. These gift vouchers can be made up to any amount. You can purchase a full interview or an amount towards an interview which they can add too.
When you purchase a gift voucher, we can tailor the interview to suit the recipient’s individual style and needs if required. You can choose from one of our select hotels we have chosen to host the Interview in Glasgow or Edinburgh. We will be conducting interviews throughout the year and will have a number of dates that have been booked to accommodate. If you are looking at a precise date please contact us directly to discuss. Alternatively we can do a home visit and would ask you to also contact us so we can get a mutually agreeable date. Please note there will be additional charges for this.

When you purchase your interview for your loved one or yourself, we will send an email with all the details on what the interview is & more importantly what brief preparation your loved one will need to do prior to the interview.

The Interviews styles of Gift Vouchers (From £100)

Christmas Gift Voucher Valentine’s Gift Voucher Mother’s Day Gift Voucher Father’s Day Gift Voucher Birthday Gift Voucher Company Leaving Gift Voucher Wedding Gift Voucher Interview whilst on Holiday Silver, Gold, Ruby, Sapphire Wedding Anniversary Gift Vouchers

HOW IT WORKS

The Interview will be discreet and most importantly, will be in a completely private room where you will be relaxed with your interviewer. Over some tea & coffee you will be shown where to sit & how it will all happen. They will have already read a brief background to your history and will have details about your life prior to the interview. We will send you details on what to prepare before your interview. Remember it’s your life story you can say anything you want as it’s only going to be seen by who you want to see it. There are no right or wrongs. The script is you, even if you disagree with what you have just said as it all adds to your personal interview.  We want your personality to be shine through as you have had a fascinating life so far.  

When you purchase your interview for your loved one or yourself, we will send an email with all the details on what the interview is & more importantly what brief preparation your loved one will need to do prior to the interview. 

Remember we are only trying to capture your lifes moments we are not looking for any “Oscars”.

LOCATIONS

We have chosen two very select & private locations to conduct your interview:- The Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland www.thebonham.com / & Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow Scotland www.hotelduvin.com/locations/glasgow/ We also encourage interviewees to bring along some old pictures that we can discuss during the Interview as a picture speaks more than simple words.

Alternatively if you prefer the relaxed surroundings of your own home we can do this there would be additional charges depending on where & when we can conduct your interview. Please contact us to discuss if this is something that you would prefer stating all the details of where it would be & when would be convenient. This would be priced on an individual basis. 

CONTACT DETAILS

  • info@theinterviews.co.uk
  • Office: 01312581289
  • Mobile: 07786432203

TERMS & CONDITIONS

We may change these terms from time to time without notice to you.
We will provide:
Depending on which style of interview you have booked we will supply digital equipment to obtain a professional Camera / Sound recordings of each interview. Once recorded it will be edited where necessary & supplied to the customer on a recognised format to allow the customer to view the interview.
All you need:
Smart but casual dress code. Notes for you to reference & discuss during the interview. Some memorabilia, photographs.
Booking an Interview & Voucher Bookings
For all bookings we require a 50% deposit as confirmation of your future booking with a date being chosen. The deposit will be refunded if the booking is cancelled a minimum of 21 days prior to the booking. (an administration fee of £70.00 will be applied and deducted from the deposit) If the booking is cancelled within 14 days of the booking the deposit is not refunded. If the booking is cancelled or rearranged within 72 hours of the interview time the full amount for the booking will be payable. If the booking is then rescheduled an additional reschedule fee of £70 will be applied to cover expenditure & costs to the company.
Force Majeure
The Company “The Interviews” does not accept any liability for any loss, inconvenience or damage caused by war, threat of war, riot or civil commotion, terrorist or criminal activity, industrial disputes, natural disasters, fires, illness, weather conditions, road traffic conditions, temporary technical, electrical or mechanical breakdown.
However if for any reason we cannot complete the agreement due to Force Majeure, we will re-schedule at a mutually convenient date & time. If we simply can’t fulfil the booking we can offer a full refund if an alternative date is not convenient.
Rescheduling Bookings / Vouchers
If you have to reschedule your booking or voucher once you have confirmed due to personal circumstances we do charge an administration fee £70.00. (No matter what the time scale or circumstance)
All Voucher bookings have no cash alternative & are non-refundable once booked. All vouchers must be redeemed within 12 months of purchase & The Interviews require a minimum of 21 days’ notice to book a scheduled Interview. All voucher bookings will also be dependent on availability unless a date & time have been stated on the voucher. All Interviews are for one person only, unless a couple’s interview has been chosen. We will extend your voucher beyond 12 months if required. (An administration fee of £70.00 will be applied for this service for a maximum additional 3 month period of the extension)
Insurance:
We are fully covered for public liability insurance.
Safety:
Your safety whilst being interviewed is our priority and we will advise you of the Do’s & Don’ts prior to your interview. If in our opinion we consider you to be unsuitable for Interview due to abusive behaviour, drunkenness & intoxicated with drugs of any kind we reserve the right to cancel your interview with no refund. (Although it might make a great interview “By The Way”)
Children are encouraged to participate but must be accompanied by an adult if under 16 years of age.
Other Operators/Third Party Suppliers
The Interviews will not accept or have any liability for any acts or omissions whether negligent or otherwise of any supplier or person providing services in connection with any of our Interviews unless such a person is employed by or under direct control of the Company.
Data Protection
Whenever you communicate with Booking Tours Scotland Limited Trading as The Interviews and by whatever method; in person, by telephone, email, live chat or via our website, we will respect the security of your personal data and undertake only to collect the minimum information to provide great service and commit to ensuring it is retained securely.
The information we collect will only be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
When booking with The Interviews, we only retain the minimum required information about you – your name, contact phone number, email address, and booking preferences. Booking information is stored securely by our booking system. Data is automatically cleared from our system periodically every 12 months, however if you wish to have this removed or amended at any time, please email a request to: info@theinterviews.co.uk or give us a call on: +44 (0) 131 258 1289.
Notes:
At all times the interview will take place in a designated location chosen by The Interviews. If a client wishes the interview to be conducted elsewhere this must be agreed prior to purchasing the interview.
We at The Interviews understand that if you are running late this will not be a problem. We are happy to allow 10 minutes onto the interview with no charge, we will however charge time after this at a cost of £70 per 30 minute duration. Alternatively if you know that you are running late & will not make the agreed start time you must contact us prior to the start to advise & alternative times / dates may have discussed.
The contract between us shall be governed by the laws of Scotland and any dispute between us will be resolved exclusively in the courts of Scotland.
The Interviews is the trading name for Booking Tours Scotland Ltd -Scottish Company registered 3rd July 2014 Company Number SC481425 ©2019