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March 7, 2021

Keeping You Informed – 7th March 2021

In this article you will find information on our Introduction to Slow Adventure Workshop, Analysis on Financing Scotlands Recovery. STA's most recent update, STA Virtual Spring Conference, and an article you may find of interest regarding a new pothole solution.

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Introduction Workshop-Slow Adventure, 19th March 2021 (1030-1200)

 

SkyeConnect is currently working with UHI’s Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research to help local businesses develop slow adventures (http://www.slowadventure.scot) on Skye and Raasay.

SkyeConnect is currently working with UHI’s Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research to help local businesses develop slow adventures (http://www.slowadventure.scot) on Skye and Raasay.

We appreciate that this is a time of re-evaluation for many businesses and it’s difficult to predict what’s round the corner. However, what we can do is to try new things and work with like-minded local businesses to create new responsible tourism experiences for visitors when the time comes.

The aim of this first session will be to help you decide whether you would like to get involved. It is important from the start to establish whether or not your values as an individual and in terms of the experience or service you provide for visitors fits well with the ethos of Slow Adventure® and that of its customers.

There will be time for an open discussion and to organise one-to-one product development sessions after this initial session. We will then work with the interested and qualifying businesses to develop and refine market-ready slow adventure experiences which meet the Slow Adventure® principles.

Participation in this inaugural workshop is free via the Zoom registration shown below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldeuvqD4iGtAX55f8TTD

Overview Of Business Support
Analysis on Financing Scotlands Recovery

 

Financing Scotland’s Recovery makes ten recommendations across four areas of focus: Economic Overview, Financing Business Survival and Resilience, Financing Opportunity and Growth and Business Support and Collaboration.

The UK Government loan schemes have vastly increased the debt carried by Scottish businesses and have been a lifesaver for many but with a probable debt hangover. As the economy will take time to ramp back up, heavily indebted businesses will struggle to access the capital necessary to drive growth and recovery.

This analysis reinforces the need to ensure that debt repayments are manageable and can co-exist with access to capital for investment in growth. It also signals the possible need for Government initiatives to shift from universal support towards targeted support for the most distressed sectors and communities.

https://bit.ly/3kLDH05

STA Virtual Spring Conference 24th March

 

The STA Spring Virtual Conference will take place on 24th March, 10:00 – 13:00.

The conference this year is titled ‘Looking Forward…’ which we are all obviously desperately keen to be doing so we’ve structured the event around the ‘Scotland Outlook 2030’ tourism strategy themes to bring you the most relevant insights to be able to do that and move in the right direction towards recovery.

Register for the event here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sta-spring-virtual-conference-2021-looking-forward-tickets-143977317031

STA Update 4th March 2021

 

You can read STA’s latest update here –  https://mailchi.mp/stalliance/staupdate4mar-5002078?e=d49a0f2ee3

A New Pothole Solution

 

An article you may find of interest regarding a new solution for potholes.

An EZ solution to the UK pothole crisis – https://scottishbusinessnews.net/an-ez-solution-to-the-uk-pothole-crisis/

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