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Industry News from Jun 2016

Scottish Wildlife Trust acquires new reserve in the Orkney Islands

30/06/2016
Scottish Wildlife Trust acquires new reserve in the Orkney Islands         The Scottish Wildlife Trust has acquired Little Linga, a small island off Stronsay in Orkney which is a key breeding site for seals and seabirds, from the Ferne...

Brexit – UK chooses to exit the EU – STA opinion piece published in The Scotsman

26/06/2016
Brexit – UK chooses to exit the EU STA opinion piece published in The Scotsman [26 June]  The Scottish Tourism Alliance had maintained a neutral position in the run-up to the referendum, although our worries centred on the impact Brexit might h...

EU Referendum – what happens next?

24/06/2016
EU Referendum – what happens next? Our friends at Grayling PR have prepared this. Everything you need to know about what’s just happened and what will happen next. Grayling-briefing-EU-referendum to read.

Staying Connected |Scottish Government Mobile Action Plan

17/06/2016
Staying Connected | Scottish Government Mobile Action Plan A plan to increase and improve mobile coverage in Scotland has been agreed with mobile operators, Cabinet Secretary for Connectivity Fergus Ewing has announced. The plan will see the Scottish Gove...

New Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre launched on Isle of Mull

16/06/2016
New Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre launched on Isle of Mull A new marine wildlife visitor centre has been launched in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – to strengthen conservation action for wha...

Grantown Grammer School Tenner Challenge – Speyside Wildlife

15/06/2016
Grantown Grammer School Tenner Challenge – Speyside Wildlife Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice came crashing together in the Spring – all Grantown Grammer School S2 pupils took part in the ‘Tenner Challenge’; a competition for budding entrepre...

EU debate | Should we stay or should we go?

10/06/2016
EU debate | Should we stay or should we go? Brexit – the facts and the unknowns for the Scottish tourism industry In just under 2 weeks, we will know the outcome of the European Referendum, a topic that has raised much debate around the implication of s...

New tools from VisitScotland to help you share your #scotspirit

09/06/2016
New tools from VisitScotland to help you share your #scotspirit Message from VisitScotland:  We are delighted to see that the ‘Spirit of Scotland’ campaign has captured the imagination. More than 20 million people have viewed our online campaign film...

Are you Coach Friendly?

08/06/2016
Are you Coach Friendly? The Confederation of Passenger Transport have launched Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction status – the 1st attraction in Scotland to receive this award was the Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop in May this year.  There is no charg...

HMRC – key information for employers

08/06/2016
HMRC – key information for employers Some information from HRMC which may be useful for you, especially around: The National Living Wage – Law since April 2016 Workplace Pensions – Automatic Enrolment Employers do you pay expenses or provide benefit...