Keeping you informed – 28th August 2021

A quick round up of news of interest to people living and working on Skye.

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Skye Minibus Tours

Recommend Skye Minibus Tours 5e Star rated tours to your guests. 

Offering a Half day tour, Extended tour and Full day tour of the Isle of Skye. Tours offer a fantastic insight to guests visiting our stunning island. Tours are also offered in winter for guests visiting in the quieter months. 

Energy Scotland – Active Travel For All – Online Workshop 25th Sep

An online event supporting disabled, elderly and rural cycling.

On Wednesday 25 September 2021, Energy Saving Trust is hosting an afternoon of virtual presentations, panel discussions and a drop-in session that will explore how we can enable access to cycling for everyone in Scotland.

You will hear from a range of expert speakers discussing how we can achieve an active nation and green recovery in an inclusive way. There will also be the opportunity to meet several funders and project leaders helping to achieve this goal.

https://bit.ly/2Wupv3o

Free Hospitality Job Listing Tool

Promote your job vacancies and oppurtunities to a wide pool of potential applicants

https://careerscope.uk.net

Registrations Open for Let’s Grow Adventure Tourism Business Training Programme

Adventure and outdoor activities are expected to grow in popularity in the post COVID-19 world. Adventure tourism can be anything from adrenaline-fuelled activities such as mountain biking and rafting, to more gentle experiences such as foraging and wild camping.

The Let’s Grow Adventure Tourism programme brings like minded businesses together and with the help of industry experts, you will have the opportunity to collaborate, create scale and develop an understanding of new consumer markets.

Adventure tourism businesses, both large and small, who are located in the Highlands and Islands are invited to register interest.

New Boat Based Tourism Funding Opportunity

Capital Investment Challenge Funds are designed to help us identify investment opportunities which contribute to meeting our core objectives.

We will operate three funds covering different themes:

-Boat-based tourism; 

-Local partnerships; and 

-Innovation with Natural Resources. 

Information about general and fund-specific conditions which apply can be found below.

At the current time, the funds accepting applications are:

Boat-based tourism, until Friday 1 October 2021(5pm)

https://bit.ly/2Wtw8TS

Changes to Motorhomes, Campervans and Caravans Standby Process on CalMac Ferries

Following discussions with Transport Scotland and feedback from Stakeholder Groups, motorhomes, campervans and those vehicles towing a caravan will not be able to join standby queues at ports on the following routes found here –

https://bit.ly/3gARDt2

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