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Skye on a Plate - Making connections and sharing new horizons”

Sligachan Hotel Thursday 22nd November 2018

Everyone interested in furthering the work of SkyeConnect is invited to join us at this major event. The main theme will be aimed at connecting food and drink producers with hospitality businesses, in line with the Scotland Food and Drink Tourism Strategy for the Future. But more than this, SkyeConnect will report on progress made to date, our future funding and wider support for marketing, plus launch its drive to build Membership within the Business Community of Skye and its Neighbouring Areas. Come and join us and work with us to develop the future of Sustainable Tourism in our Region.

“Skye on a plate” is an opportunity for food producers and tourism providers to network and build prosperous business relationships. It’s an opportunity to learn about some of the latest developments and trends in the sector. BUT it is also an opportunity to join an organisation with exciting and transformational plans for tourism on Skye.

The ticket price includes entry to/participation in any event on the schedule, including dinner and entertainment.

SkyeConnect is delighted to announce 'Skye on a Plate', its Autumn Event being held on 22nd November 2018 

'SKYE ON A PLATE' is about 'Making Connections and Sharing New Horizons'.

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27,000 jobs to fill by 2022 to bolster industry’s continued success

The organisation responsible for Scotland’s food and drink sector is encouraging more young people to choose a career in the industry and help double its value by the year 2030.

SkyeConnect has, in recent weeks, been asked by a number of commentators for the Board's view on the proposals for the redevelopment of air services from Ashaig aerodrome in Broadford.

Members of the board of SkyeConnect met on 11th August at the An Crùbh Hub in Sleat to hold a workshop facilitated by board member Jim MacDonald and co-ordinated by project manager, Alistair Danter.

Following the recent adverse publicity in national media on Skye tourism, SkyeConnect and Kate Forbes MSP issued a statement on 2nd August.

SkyeConnect has produced an informtion lefaflet for vistors, you can find a PDF of it here.

The second full board meeting of Skye took place in Portree on 9th July.

The first full board meeting of SkyeConnect, the island’s Destination Management Organisation, was held at the Broadford Hotel on 21st May.

The Scottish Tourism Business Barometer is a collaborative initiative with Visit Scotland, local authorities, DMOs and local businesses to reflect quarterley trends in tourism.

Just two days to go to the Skye Tourism Conference at Sabhal Mor Ostaig

SkyeConnect is finalising the full programme for the conference on 9th March.

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Skye Event at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on 9th March from Eventbrite at this link

It was good news all round this week with Staffin Community Trust updating on the various projects the Trust is managing.

We are delighted to announce that as part of Scottish Tourism Month, SkyeConnect will host its annual 'Tourism Event' at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Sleat on Friday 9th March.

SkyeConnect is looking for directors to join the organisation, the Destination Management Organisation for Skye and Raasay.

On 15th January 2018 groups and individuals gathered at the Council Offices in Portree for the first Tourism Infrastructure Dynamic Workshop to hear of projects that have been proposed to improve tourism infrastructure, manage visitor expectations and to ensure that the impact of tourism in Skye and Raasay considers the communities where local people live and work.

All of us at SkyeConnect wish you all the very best for 2018 and we once again look forward to a good year for tourism both for our visitors and our residents.

SkyeConnect is delighted to announce the appointment of Alistair Danter as our Project Manager and will take up his role in December 2017.

The Highland Council have today published a paper entitled 'Skye and Raasay Tourism Infrastructure-A Dynamic Workshop Approach'.

After many months of meetings and business planning SkyeConnect is delighted to announce that funding for a project officer's post has now been approved by Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Hosted by Kate Forbes, MSP, a tourism 'summit' was held at the Aros Centre in Portree to bring together key business leaders, stakeholders and representatives from tourism and business providers in Skye.

SkyeConnect was launched at the Aros Centre in Portree on Saturday 18th March. More than 100 people attended the event, which marked one of the first roadshow events of Scottish Tourism Week from the Scottish Tourism Alliance.