The Union Gallery, Edinburgh

The gallery is renowned for putting the very best of contemporary art on public view.

“I just wanted to say a great, big thank you to Colin Hattersley for everything he’s done. The photos are lovely. And we are absolutely thrilled with what he managed to achieve – a real success given the hectic time of year, well done! “ Alison Auldjo

Owner, The Union Gallery, Edinburgh


Matthew Shelley is a consummate PR professional whose advice and guidance, relationship management, and strategic input have been as valuable as his imaginative and timely approach to capturing media attention in all its forms. I can say with certainty that our success in generating and communicating with new audiences through Army@TheFringe is largely due to the tireless support Matthew gave us. He is strongly recommended.

Lt Col Gordon Mckenzie

Head of Engagement for the Army in Scotland

WASPS Artists’ Studios

We have worked with Matthew since 2012 and wouldn’t go to anyone else for our press or PR needs. He knows what makes a great story and has raised the profile of a number of our capital and arts projects over the years.

Helen Moore

Marketing Manager

Moat Brae

I have worked with Matthew on a number of projects in Dumfries and Galloway over a number of years. I have always found him to be incisive, imaginative and extremely professional.  He has a clear sense of priorities and has a remarkable feel for knowing and promoting the right message at the right time to the right people.

Cathy Agnew

Project Director, Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust

Wigtown Book Festival

Matthew has has been a key part of our success in the past two years. He is industrious, creative and results-focused, with excellent contacts across the media. We would thoroughly recommend him.

Adrian Turpin

Artistic Director

Henry Box Brown

We secured Matthew Shelley a month before flying in from New York for the presentation of our musical Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey at the 2019 Fringe Festival. What Matthew was able to produce was way beyond our wildest dreams. The stupendous response that we got from the media was a direct result of the respect Matthew has among journalists and media folk.

Matthew was brilliant at thinking about possible angles and ideas for pitching our show to the variety of press. He reached out to outlets with targeted pitches – but it was his relationship with the press, as well as his total knowledge of our show’s best assets, which helped him push our release to the top of an editor’s list. Press outlets included newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, websites, freelancers and bloggers.

Despite an overwhelming amount of demand on all his press connections, Matthew stayed motivated to get our show as much coverage as possible. That meant reviews, feature stories, interviews, profiles on some of our key artists, listings, and even an appearance on BBC1.

Mehr Mansuri

Producer and writer