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Mini Bite – Recruitment, Autumn Promos, Screen Machine and more…

In Alistair's Mini Bite below you'll find information on Alistair Danter's work as Project Manager for SkyeConnect.

According to the New York Post Eighty percent of generation Z (born 1997 – 2012) say they use  their thumbs to operate their phones; 75% of Boomers (born 1946 – 64) say they use their index finger … as so often with data we find ourselves asking … what does it all mean? … Bit of an equinox blow on at the moment but still plenty happening:

Recruiting Contractor for Skye Cycle Network Project

SkyeConnect is recruiting a self employed contractor to take forward the work that we have been carrying out with Sustrans for the last 2 years establishing an options appraisal for active travel routes within and between communities on Skye. The job advert can be seen in our News Section.  The Final Sustrans report that forms the foundation for the work will be released shortly.

Autumn Promotion

Our Autumn promotion has just been released – the bedroom pack download + associated web and blog links are:

Involvement in the promotion is a key membership benefit along with business listings on MySkyeTime and applies to Business owners and Business advertising plus categories. Details can be found in our Join Us page.

New Affordable Housing

We have been contacted by Home – HHA Homes (hhainverness.com) who have 8 affordable housing units for sale in Broadford.

Scottish Tourism Alliance

A request has been received from the STA (Scottish Tourism alliance) to provide the Scottish Govt with feedback on punctuality of flights to and from Scottish airports based on 3 specific questions :

  • What is the current view of punctuality of flights to and from Scottish airports?
  • How has this changed over the last 3, 10, 15 and 20 years?
  • How has punctuality of airlines to and from Scottish airports affected your members’ business activities including but not limited to: Meetings, Trade and   Connecting travel?

Please send any comments to elaine.wilson@stalliance.co.uk  by no later than 4th October.

The Screen Machine

Calling all film fans! 🎬 Do you have any stories or fond memories of The Screen Machine?  If so, Inverness Castle Experience wants to hear from you!

Share your story through our story portal for the chance to feature in the upcoming Inverness Castle Experience, opening 2025.

B&B and self catering Licensing

A reminder to B&B and self catering operators , after Oct 1st this year it will be illegal to operate without a Licence. Once you have been awarded a licence it will be your responsibility to include the Licence no. in all promotions – on website, adverts, etc.

MySkyeTime App

“Download the App”!! Please can we ask all accommodation businesses to encourage guests to download the MySkyeTime App from our website. It will make planning their time here a lot easier!

 

 

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