People Make Heritage Workshop
Aimed at any person working within the heritage tourism sector, this workshop will give insight into what’s next for the industry. This is the first event brought to you by the Heritage Tourism Group and it will be a great opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues and hear updates on the heritage tourism sector in Scotland.
The workshop will feature insights on increasing visitor engagement at heritage properties and film tourism and we will discuss the future of the heritage tourism industry whilst providing practical tips for you.
Location: Glasgow Caledonian University
More Information and booking: https://peoplemakeheritage.eventbrite.co.uk
Victoria Harvey, Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
More information and booking: http://www.scottishruralawards.org/2017-finalists-...
0131 551 1000
East Lothian Council is holding its first ever ‘virtual’ conference. Throughout the day on Friday 17th March we will be broadcasting and posting live and recorded interviews with top tourism professionals using Facebook. ‘Delegates’ will be invited to like and follow a Facebook page and to join the ‘conference’ to listen to the interviews. At the end of the day there will a live Q&A session on Facebook live.
Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of the STA will deliver the keynote broadcast.
Full programme timings and participants together with details of the Facebook page will be available soon.
Elaine Carmichael and Claire Sutton
Kerry Wilson, Orkney Tourism Group
Rob Ware (Skye Connect)
Location: North Queensferry area (9am- 12pm) Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline KY11 8DY
Fife Tourism Partnership will be hosting a Tourism Summit, inviting businesses and individuals involved in the industry in Fife to hear informative presentations from Local Tourist Associations and themed groups including Accessible Fife, Outlander and CruiseForth as well as an opportunity to ask questions.
We will also be joined by Fiona Hutchison of Interface Online, who can help businesses with the creation and development of new products, services and processes by connecting them to the right academic expertise within Scotland.
This event is FREE and places are limited. You must email john.murray-EP@fife.gov.uk by 17th
March to attend.
John Murray (Tourism Officer, Fife Council)
03451 55 55 55 ext. 445838
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Location: Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, Grange Rd, Polmont, Falkirk FK2 0YB (6pm - 8pm)
Andrea Bradley-Priest, Falkirk Council
Perthshire Talks Tourism, part of Scottish Tourism Week 2017 is brought to you by Perthshire Tourism Partnership.
The event is an opportunity to hear about new visitor attractions, events and tourism initiatives taking place in the City of Perth and Perthshire in 2017.
2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology will see the opening of two new visitor attractions which have played an important part our region’s heritage, new heritage-based adventure experiences and developments of new routes across the region.
Open to all tourism businesses this is an opportunity to learn, share and network.
Click here to view the programme.
Location: Birnam Arts and Conference Centre, Station Road, Dunkeld
More information and booking: perthshiretalkstourism2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Suzanne Cumiskey, Perthshire Tourism Partnership
The Wild Scotland conference is the only industry event specifically for the nature-based/adventure tourism sector and is therefore a unique opportunity for the industry, not just Wild Scotland members, to come together, network and discuss current issues.
This year they will be continuing our focus on the future for the industry. What are the challenges and how as an industry support and strengthen the product on offer. Come along and join the debate.
Location: Macdonald Aviemore Hotel
More information and booking: www.wild-scotland.org.uk/about-us/wsannualconference-2017/
On 23rd March 2017 Sail Scotland will be hosting Scotland's Marine Tourism Conference at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock.
Part of the national Scottish Tourism Week Programme and proudly sponsored by Inverclyde Council, Caledonian MacBrayne and Scottish Development International, the conference will share best practice and encourage strategic collaboration within sailing and marine tourism in Scotland, directly supporting the Scottish Marine Tourism Strategy – Awakening the Giant. It is the only full day industry event specifically for the marine tourism sector and is a unique opportunity for the industry, not just Sail Scotland members, to come together, learn, and network with others.
Who’s it for? Everyone with an interest in the marine tourism sector; whether it’s the delivery, marketing or development, everyone is welcome.
This year we will be focusing on digital marketing and maximising your message online. What are the challenges? What do you need to think about? And how can you strengthen your own marketing and digital tools? Come along, join the debate, and hear from our line up of expert speakers supported by Digital Tourism Scotland and Google Digital Garage.
Location: The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
More information and booking: http://www.sailscotland.co.uk/5458.aspx
We are delighted to be hosting our next Networking Event as part of Scottish Tourism Week! This event offers the ideal opportunity to network with other tourism businesses within West Lothian.
Our agenda includes:
- Five Sisters Zoo - Where did it all go Right’ - now West Lothian's most popular paid attraction, we will hear how the Zoo has seen a rapid growth in their business and visitor numbers.
- Fiona Hutchison, Interface - hear more about this free service for businesses to improve their products and processes by matching them with the right Scottish universities and research institutions.
As always, all attendees will get a chance to do a 1 minute update on any news relating to their own business and please do remember to bring along your leaflets for a swap!
A delicious buffet lunch will be included.
We hope to see you all there as it is a fantastic networking opportunity for West Lothian tourism businesses!
Location: Mercure Livingston Hotel 10.30am - 1.30pm
More information and booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visit-west-lothian-networking-event-tickets-32119840307?aff=es2
Over the past few years there has been substantial growth in tourism opportunities within the Scottish Borders; the Borders Railway, business and marketing investments and the evolution of many visitor attractions and businesses to name a few. The SBTP believes that the excitement and enthusiasm within this groundswell of industry growth has huge potential and how we collectively harness this will be a key focus for our next Conference.
Mirroring the key areas of the National Tourism Strategy, the Conference will look at how collaboration amongst any business that has a stake in tourism is fundamental to the future growth of the region’s tourism industry. Furthermore, as our infrastructure and industry evolves, we must consider how we better connect with guests, from offering them a world-class experience through to how we find them and talk to them via new digital and social channels.
The day will provide food for thought for how as local tourism businesses we can effectively embrace the themes of collaboration and connectivity as well as looking at the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
Location: The Tower Mill Hawick
More information and booking: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/sbtp
The “Great” Inverness Loch Ness Tea Party
Visit Inverness Loch Ness warmly invite you along to the Inverness College UHI campus to celebrate the future of the local tourism industry in collaboration with students of the Hospitality Department.
Our guest speakers for the event are:
Helen Vass: Winner of BBC2 Bake Off Creme de la Creme. Owner of Dulce by Helen Vass pop up dessert restaurants and Pastry Chef at Number 16 Glasgow.
Helen will work with the students on the morning of the event.
Kirsten Gilmore: Owner of the award winning and Mountain café in Aviemore. Kirsten will share the story of her business and how she has developed and grown into being one of the most popular informal eating spots in the local area.
Also Shirley Spear of The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye, will speak on "the challenges for business in 2017 and beyond".
Also at the event we will launch the 2017 Highland Tourism Awards.
Location: Inverness College UHI (1.30pm for 2.00pm – 4.00pm)
More information and booking: Booking will be through Event Brite for VisitInvernessLochNess members only. Due to the limited number of places available, at this stage attendance is restricted to one person per business.
Crowne Plaza Glasgow | 9.30-13.30