November is the busiest time of the year for tourism industry events, surveys, awards ceremonies, and conferences, rounding off the year past and looking ahead to the one to come.Read More
Mini Bite – from Alistair Danter – 18th April – 2023
In Alistair's Mini Bite below you'll find information on Alistair Danter's work as Project Manager for SkyeConnect.
Operators across the area are reporting a busy Easter which is encouraging. Footfall at the Old Man of Storr in the 7 days following Good Friday was 8,624, these are equivalent to the monthly numbers for July and August in 2022 ….. we’ve been busy as well:
The date for our Spring conference – “A Foundation for Skye” has now been announced. It’s 27th April at the Sligachan Hotel 10 am – 4 pm. Tickets are free to SkyeConnect members and £8 for non-members. They can be booked by following this link.
Downloads for the “MySkyeTime” app continue apace. Flyers are available from the Portree I-centre. Digital copies of the flyers are available on request from email@example.com for those of you with colour printers who would like to print off for bedroom packs etc. Please note there are links on the app to information over which we have no control, for example NHS opening times at Medical Centres, hospitals etc
Short Term Lets
The results of our survey into the impact of the Short Term Lets Licencing scheme application process to date were published in the WHFP. Results indicate a potential loss of 10% of operators across the area which would reflect a serious loss in terms of both offer and financial multiplyer effect within the economy. A report on the survey can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org Survey findings will feed into a SkyeConnect position paper currently being drafted.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh have been in touch with details of an interesting event to be held at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on the 29th April ‘Islands – past’ More information is available on their website.
And finally, next month an Irish television crew will be on Skye for a few days filming a Travel series aimed at the social media generation. As well as visiting a number of locations the three presenters will be taking on a series of challenges using their social media expertise. Macalla Teo is an Irish language series that features the most popular visitor locations in Europe.
Be Part of Our Community.
A pioneering event, brought together a collective of community members, local organisations and businesses, to address some of the waste issues on the Isle of Skye. With an influx of approximately 600,000+ annual visitors, it faces unprecedented waste management challenges.Read More