SkyeConnect is leading the calls for a transformative initiative to develop a 10-year sustainable tourism strategy for Skye, Raasay, and Lochalsh. The aim is to position us as leaders in 21st-century tourism.Read More
Mini Bite – from Alistair Danter – 30th July 2022
In Alistair's Mini Bite below you'll find information on Alistair Danter's work as Project Manager for SkyeConnect.
The Womens’ Euros, UK Prime ministerial leadership battles and the Commonwealth games … it’s all go we will keep this Mini bite short! As ever we have many spinning plates and are trying not to drop any of them. Please keep an eye out for our “Forget the ordinary” campaign and use the # when you can with your own postings.
Activity Sector Survey
Following conversations with a few Activity and marine operators it is clear that the season is patchy. What is not clear is whether this is weather, cost of living or lack of numbers relate. Please help us to work this out by responding to our survey https://mailchi.mp/8712be102a75/how-are-your-activity-bookings-looking-this-summer
Short Term lets matters related to the Self Catering and B&B sector continue to fill up our in trays. A comprehensive list of what you need to do to comply with STL is available here. https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/short-term-lets-legislation
Thinking of diversifying?
We know that times for trading are difficult and businesses need to consider alternative ways of working or changing their business models in order to survive. Business Gateway exists to support small businesses during these times. Additional information can be found for those considering diversification or building resilience at https://www.bgateway.com/resources/how-to-diversify-your-small-business
Capital Fund for Small Businesses
The Capital fund for small businesses operating for 5 years or less and need help to take the next step is available through https://www.hie.co.uk/support/browse-all-support-services/capitalinvestment/?mc_cid=e344c0e007&mc_eid=ac7a1738fa
Funding can be used for most types of capital investments – equipment, fixtures and fittings, developing IT infrastructure, reducing carbon emissions or purchasing, adapting or upgrading premises. The Closing date for expressions of interest is 12 noon on 12 August 2022.
SCOTLAND’S GREATEST ESCAPE
………A great opportunity for local businesses – self nominate or encourage guests / customers to nominate your business https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/what-is-scotland-s-greatest-escape
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Your participation in our surveys has allowed us to represent your voice locally, regionally, and nationally on many crucial issues. Now the Scottish Government cutbacks are poised to end the core operational funding essential for SkyeConnect and other DMOs across...Read More
As we reflect on 2023, SkyeConnect's journey has been marked by sustained efforts towards sustainable tourism, community engagement, advocacy and digital innovation. Our aim for 2024 is to continue elevating tourism on government agendas, ensuring Skye's challenges are communicated clearly.Read More