Skye News

All of us at SkyeConnect would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Professor Lennon of the Moffat Centre explains the enormous importance of the data collection and research commissioned by SkyeConnect that will inform the tourism strategy for Skye going forward.

Lord Thurso, Chair of Visit Scotland was the keynote speaker at this week’s ‘Skye the Experience’ autumn conference at the Sligachan Hotel. He was interviewed by SkyeConnect's Simon Cousins.

A reminder for SkyeConnect members that there will be an EGM to be held at the Sligachan Hotel on 19th November at 1030.

The search has begun for a flag design to represent the Isle of Skye.

Visit Scotland have produced a YouTube video short about Gaelic in Scotland.

The profile of Skye Beef fed on draff from local whisky distilleries is to be boosted this November when it is showcased at two major events.

The Scottish Government has published dates and times for drop-in sessions in Portree to hear your views on a potential Transient Visitor Levy or Tourism Tax.

Today has seen the announcement of the finalists for this year's Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.

The North Coast 500 team and CaMPA have produced new guidance for visitors travelling that area with motorhomes and campervans. Much of this information applies for Skye and Raasay.

The Scottish Government has launched a 90 day consultation on  Transient Visitor Levy, often referred to as Tourist Tax.

A reminder that SkyeConnect now has its own YouTube Channel bringing news and video shorts on topics of interest to all.

As many of us know Scotland's tourism industry and many other businesses rely on EU citizens for their year-round employment needs. 

The Highland Council has launched its major consultation on the potential of a 'Transient Visitor Levy' or tourist tax being introduced  in the Highland region.

Join us for a 'lunch and learn' business briefing on 8th August at 1230 at the Council Offices in Tigh na Sgire, Portree. With Brexit now very much back in the news and a planned date of departure from the EU of 31st October, the potential impact on businesses here in Skye should not be underestimated.

As many will know the Scottish Government is currently undergoing a consultation on short-term lets in Scotland with the purpose of potentially introducing a regulatory framework for the sector, believed to be worth around £723m to the Scottish economy. 

The team at SkyeConnect have just closed the curtains of day one of VisitScotland Expo 2016 having had a fantastic day meeting buyers from all over the world.

SkyeConnect has elected a new Chair to replace Shirley Spear who has stepped down after her three year term of office.

Official Notice of Annual General Meeting

A reminder

 
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Company will be held at:-  Skeabost House Hotel, by Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9NP
on:-  Wednesday 27th March 2019   at:- 10.00am – 12.00noon.

Tickets are now on sale for the SkyeConnect Spring Conference at the Sligachan Hotel on the 6th March at Eventbrite at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skyeconnect-spring-conference-tickets-56101010633

SkyeConnect is deighted to announce that its Spring Conference will be held on 6th March at the Sligachan Hotel from 1030-1600.

At the start of another season SkyeConnect hosts its inaugural 'Meet the Suppliers' event at Kyleakin Hall  on Wednesday February 20th between 1100 and 1700. This is an opportunity for tourism, hospitality and businesses providers to meet with a range of suppliers from all sectors including food and drink, industrial, wholesale and marketing.

Early in 2019 SkyeConnect is arranging a 'Meet the Suppliers', an all day business event at Kyleakin Hall on  Wednesday 20th February.

SkyeConnect's autumn event 'Skye on a Plate' held this week at the Sligachan Hotel has been hailed as an outstanding success.

SkyeConnect, the island's Destination Management Organisation has two social media pages.