New site launch


We're pleased to announce the launch of a new website for Scottish Digital Arts.

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Public sector projects performance helps Horisk win Best Small Business at 2023 Fife Business Awards


An excellent record of delivering easy-to-use, secure and accessible online platforms for high-profile public sector projects has helped Fife web consultancy Horisk Leslie Development win the Small Business award at the 2023 Fife Business Awards.

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Courier Business Awards finalists - again!


Horisk are delighted to have been shortlisted again for the Courier Business Awards

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Horisk-developed platform helped Crown Estate Scotland wind farm bid process


Horisk Leslie Development has helped Crown Estate Scotland (CES) take a big step towards achieving Scotland’s net zero targets by developing the ScotWind Evaluation Platform website used to score bids to lease areas of Scotland’s seabed for offshore wind farms.

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ESES Communities site launches


New launch alert! is a new website developed by Horisk for the Capital City Partnership to encourage links between good causes and businesses across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Borders.

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Horisk to Develop Community Benefits Portal


Horisk to create ESES City Region Deal Community Benefits portal.

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Scottish Procurement launches Climate Literacy E-learning on Sustainable Tools Platform


Scottish Procurement has today launched Climate Literacy E-learning for public sector buyers, the latest addition to the Sustainable Procurement Tools platform developed by Horisk.

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Celebrating 20 years of Web Development


2021 marks our 20th year in the software development business, developing websites, web applications, databases and mobile apps.

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Horisk re-appointed to Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework


Horisk's services are now available on the Crown Commercial Service Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework 5 in the Digital Outcomes category.

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Moving Out...


Moving out…

Horisk making a move to permanent remote working.

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New platform for Scottish Procurement helping public bodies covid-19 response


A new platform developed by Scottish software developers Horisk Leslie Development for Scottish Procurement is helping Scotland’s public bodies embed sustainability requirements in their procurements, kickstarting the national economic recovery post-Covid-19.

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LocalToYourDoor - Define Delivery Areas


Define your delivery areas by postcode or drawing on a map

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Postcode Searching


You can now search LocalToYourDoor by postcode to find businesses who can deliver to you. Just enter your full postcode and go!

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LocalToYourDoor - a new community website to support Fife's local businesses


LocalToYourDoor is a free community website to connect local businesses with new customers.

If your business is open and offers delivery or collection services in Fife, sign up for your free listing now at

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Horisk re-appointed to Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework


Horisk's services are now available on the Crown Commercial Service Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework 4 in the Digital Outcomes category.

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The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards finalists


We're delighted to announce that we are finalists for The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards for the second year running!

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New website design launch - Span Access Solutions


Our latest website design has gone live today.

This site was designed for access specialists Span Access Solutions.

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New web development launch - Online Applications for Charitable Status


New launch!  Our recent project for Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is now live, which means that you can now apply online to become a registered Scottish charity.  The new system will streamline the application process for both OSCR and 1,100 applicants each year.

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Taking payments online? Then you need to know about Strong Customer Authentication


If you run an e-commerce website or take payments online, your payment provider may have contacted you about new regulations. You may need to make changes to your payment integration - we are working with all our clients to ensure they stay compliant with the new rules.

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New website launched for Historic Environment Scotland


Horisk have launched a new website and digital tools for Scotland's Rock Art Project on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland

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Highly Commended at The Courier Business Awards 2018


Horisk were delighted to be Highly Commended by a prestigious panel of judges in the Small Business of the Year category of The Courier Business Awards 2018.

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Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework 3


Horisk's services are now available on the Crown Commercial Service Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework 3 in the Digital Outcomes category.

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Horisk shortlisted in two categories in The Courier Business Awards 2018


We're delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories at The Courier Business Awards 2018 -  Digital Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

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Scotland's Rock Art Project shortlisted for The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2018


Scotland's Rock Art Project, which was developed by Horisk for Historic Environment Scotland, has been shortlisted in the Public Sector category of The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2018.

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Horisk developing online application system for OSCR - The Scottish Charity Regulator


The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has appointed Horisk to develop a system to allow online applications for charitable status. It aims to make registration as simple as possible for the applicant while also allowing the streamlining of decision-making processes within OSCR.

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GDPR - Do you need help implementing system changes?


We all know GDPR is coming and it will affect how organisations deal with personal data. We have been doing some interesting work on some of our systems and sites to help clients implement their updated policies.

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Fife Business Award Finalists


Horisk are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best Performing Business category at The Fife Business Awards 2018.

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Horisk appointed to Scottish Government Digital Services Dynamic Purchasing System


We're delighted to have been be appointed to the new Scottish Procurement Digital Services Dynamic Purchasing System as a supplier for Digital Projects.

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Horisk awarded high profile project with Historic Environment Scotland


Historic Environment Scotland have appointed Horisk to develop the digital resources for Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP) – an innovative project to record and research prehistoric rock carvings, and bring them to the attention of a modern-day audience.

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Courier Business Award Finalists


Horisk are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Digital Business of the Year category at The Courier Business Awards 2017.

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Fife Chamber of Commerce appointment


Brian Horisk has been appointed to the board of Fife Chamber of Commerce.

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Living Wage Accreditation


We're now an accredited Living Wage employer.

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Scottish SPCA Helpline system featured in PC Pro magazine


PC Pro magazine asked us to write a piece for their Real World Computing section, and it's just been published in their June 2017 edition.

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We're on the move


We are delighted to have moved to larger premises in Cupar. The new office provides much improved meeting space and a better working environment.  

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Horisk appointed to new Scottish Government Framework


We are one of just 20 Scottish, UK and international companies to be awarded a place on the Scottish Government Application Design and Development Services (ADDS) Framework.

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We're Cyber Essentials Certified


Horisk recently gained Cyber Essentials certification.

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LetsGetChecked awarded 'Best Website of a Startup' at Irish Web Awards 2015


We're delighted that the site we have worked on for the last year took top prize in it's category at the Realex Payments Web Awards 2015.

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New site for Pet Portrait Artist


We currently have a number of large-scale projects on the go, but sometimes it's nice to just create a small, straightforward website for a local business. Our latest is a new website for local artist Steve Bretel who specialises in Pet Portraits and Wildlife Art.

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Session issues after installing Coldfusion 9.01 update - OnRequestEnd behaviour change


Finally got to the bottom of an session problem we've been having with a heavily-trafficked live server since we installed the Coldfusion 9.01 update, Hotfix 1 (CHF1) for ColdFusion 9.0.1 and the hotfix for security bulletin APSB11-04. Essentially, users appeared to be losing session information in between requests.

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Event Photography Website Development


Horisk have just completed web development on a bespoke e-commerce website for the specialist Scottish event photographers Xpressphoto.

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When Filemaker Privileges are not enough


Normally adjusting Filemaker privileges for user groups is enough to embed the required security into your solution. You can achieve most things through the usual granular access to script, layout, record and value list privileges. Sometimes this isn't enough though.

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Wedding Photography Website


Horisk have just put a new website live for Scottish wedding photographer Rhoddy Stewart. The site uses a Wordpress backend for which Horisk designed new templates to best display Rhoddy's powerful images.

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New plant database for landscaping professionals


Horisk recently completed some behind-the-scenes work linking Filemaker Pro and MySQL databases on a new website for Ilex Creative Solutions. The website consists of an extensive database of plants for Garden Designers and Landscape Architects.

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Modifying Wordpress to send email if your host requires the -f parameter


To increase security on email sent by websites, some web hosts (e.g. require that all mail sent via PHP scripts use the "-f" parameter to ensure that the sending email address is from a domain registered with that host. This "-f" parameter is used to set the envelope sender address when using sendmail. Wordpress does not seem to support the appending of this type of parameter by default. As a workaround, you can edit the Wordpress emailing code directly.

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Cross-site Scripting Attacks


A number of our sites have come under cross-site scripting attacks in the last few days. From reading other blogs this seems to be a pretty widespread wave of automated attacks, not specifically targeted at any of our sites.

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Making folders writable for PHP when using a Windows IIs server


Many people come across problems using content management systems like Wordpress and Joomla on Windows Servers. One of the problems is folder permissions when you try to upload images or other content. Linux is easy - chmod the properties of the folder to '777' - but what can you do when you are using a Windows server running IIs?

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URL issues running Wordpress with Plesk SitePreview


If you are having trouble setting up a Wordpress installation with Plesk's Sitepreview, the following may help (and may also apply to other systems that give you a temporary URL to test sites before they go live).

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