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Business Quarterly is a new magazine for the Business Community in Scotland. As it reeks of style and high-quality production values, when they asked me to take part in a debate on the future of Scottish Tourism, I was obviously interested. The Editor, Kenny Kemp is a well known face in Scottish journalism and as he’s been involved in a lot of innovative projects, I was looking forward to the night in question.
2011/04/04 in Bagging Scotland News
Not Simon Cowell’s wages but the incredible amount of dosh that Scotch Whisky generates for the UK coffers. £109-every second, that’s….a lot!!
Although whisky consumption in Scotland and the UK in general is actually nothing to write home about (it’s actually decreasing in a lot of areas) it’s a different story everywhere else on the planet.
We’ve not really highlighted the educational aspect of Bagging and it’s probably best if we let the kids at Clydebank High School do it for us. We realise that the Education sector has been getting a bit of a kicking recently and you only need to look at the ‘revolting’ Students at University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, to see that ‘cuts’ are really starting to take effect. Sadly, it’s not all that different at the Schools either. That’s where we think Bagging Scotland can help out.
Loss Ness and ‘Nessie Hunting’ can be seen as being a bit twee and a bit ‘Old Fashioned’ and also an aspect of Scotland that we’re trying to move away from. True, there are some places in and around Drumnadrochit (Nessie Central) that leave a lot to be desired.
The Technology Solutions for Tourism event took place in the impressive surroundings of Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh last month, and could turn out to be a very important event for Scottish Tourism. The event was attended by 150 or so of Scotland’s most entrepreneurial ‘digital’ firms who discussed the topic and explained why Scotland really has to get Digital.
Here, Raquel Roman, a Chicagoan who now lives in Glasgow gives her views on the quirky things about Scotland that interest her. So today’s Flippant Friday is by a Foreigner, that’s why we’ve decided to leave in some of the ‘zees’!