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Our round up of the latest news and information affecting livelihoods and businesses on Skye.
In Alistair’s Mini Bite below you’ll find information on Alistair Danter’s work as Project Manager for SkyeConnect.
SkyeConnect firmly believes that the restoration and development of sustainable tourism on Skye must happen in tandem with the development of the island’s infrastructure, wider economy and affordable housing stock.
In the latest edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to Gordon Campbell Gray, owner of The Wee Hotel Company that includes The Three Chimneys on Skye.
The results of a SkyeConnect survey of business confidence, following the announcement of plans to re-open the economy, reveal another lockdown could decimate the industry.
In Alistair’s Mini Bite below you’ll find information on our Sectoral Surveys, Visitor Management Summit, A link the recent seminar on Slow Adventure, Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing, STA on-line spring conference, The Skyetime Podcast and a Daily Telegraph Travel article featuring Skye.
In the latest episode of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to Atlantic Rower, Mark Sealey who last month completed the Talisker Transatlantic Challenge, carrying the new Skye flag on the transom of the Force Genesis boat.
In this article you will find information on support from local Accountants CSMCo regarding upcoming grant closures, Info on the Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund, Highland Recruitment Offer as well as lockdown lifting information and commentary.
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.
In this article you will find information on training and apprenticeships support for businesses from UHI, Support for Bed and Breakfasts Paying Council Tax Grant, Information on the Skye and Raasay Investments plan, Latest Support Funding & Information from Scottish Enterprise, and last weeks Government Framework document.
In the latest episode of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to Janette Sutherland of SAC Consulting in Portree. Janette is involved in two collaborative projects with SkyeConnect.
SkyeConnect has been awarded a grant of £7700 by NatureScot, through the ‘Better Places Green Recovery Fund’
SkyeConnect and the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers has welcomed the news that the Scottish Government is to provide much needed financial support to B&Bs and Self-Caterers paying Council Tax.
The Skyetime Podcast returns for Season 2 with guest Neil Mathieson, Chief Executive of Mossburn Distillers & Torabhaig Distillery.
We are disappointed to announce that the Short Term Lets Licensing legislation was approved yesterday by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee.
The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers has hit out at the impact of Scottish Government messaging on the industry.
THE LIVELIHOODS OF 60,000 B&B PROVIDERS IN SCOTLAND COULD BE DECIMATED BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S LICENSING SCHEME
The Scottish Government has been warned that plans for a Licensing Scheme for Short-term Lets could devastate Scotland’s Bed and Breakfast sector. That was the stark warning from David Weston, Chair of the Bed and Breakfast Association, at an emergency webinar organised by Destination Management Organisation, SkyeConnect today (14th January 2021).
In this roundup you’ll find information on Clarification of grants for Short-Terms Lets and B&B’s from ASSC, a new Green Recovery Fund from NatureScot, Information on how to adapt your tourism business for 2021, and new guidance on UK pet travel.
The Highland Council today (Thursday 7 January) launched the Temporary Business Closure Grant. This grant is available for businesses who have had to close due to the COVID-19 protective measures introduced on Boxing Day.
Tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland are to benefit from a £104.3 million package of support in the New Year.
Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin It’s been a busy couple of weeks since we were last in touch. While protocols between the various tiers and devolved administrations continues to cause confusion at least the news around the availability of vaccines and a campaign of vaccination is positive. Here are a few
SkyeConnect CIC is pleased to invite you to its Annual General Meeting which will be held online via the Zoom portal at 1000 on Tuesday 8th December 2020.
Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin SkyeConnect invites its Members and members of the public to attend the rearranged EGM which is to be held online via Zoom on Tuesday 10th November at 1000. This will be to ratify the organisation’s transition from a limited company to a Community Interest Company. In
In the latest episode of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to SkyeConnect Project Manager, Alistair Danter, about the plight of the hospitality and tourism industry on Skye following the latest Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Government.
In the latest edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to Fiona Campbell, the Chief Executive of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.
SkyeConnect has today sent an email to our database of self-catering businesses in Skye and neighbouring areas.
Skye’s tourism and hospitality industry is reporting low business confidence as it moves from summer into the autumn season.
In the latest episode of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins visits Skye’s youngest Distillery – Torabhaig – where the distillers are producing a heavily peated, single malt whisky in a beautifully restored farm steading overlooking the Sound of Sleat.
An interview with nine year-old Calum Alasdair Munro of Kilmuir, Isle of Skye winner of the competition to design a flag for Skye.