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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.
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.
Earlier on in the Summer, we were asked by those wonderful guys at 6 Degrees Networking if we’d like to use their great networking platform to give our frank views on the state of Scottish Tourism. Basically, if we had our way to sort things out, what we’d change about Scotland’s way of working.
The Saviours of Scottish Tourism attended Whisky Live at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow. It was incredibly well-attended but not a patch on Whisky Live Taipei in Taiwan, which is now getting 30,000 visitors a day! Taiwan has now outgrown South Africa (Jo’burg) as the world’s biggest Whisky Live event. Read the rest of this entry →
Monty Python fans from all over the world are preparing to make a special pilgrimage to Doune Castle for the 35th anniversary of one of our favourite, cult comedy films, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. The bit where John Cleese plays a rude Frenchman and suggests: “I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough water! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries! Now leave before I am forced to taunt you a second time!”, it’s comedy gold. Magic!
Corryvreckan is a whirlpool and not just any whirlpool, It’s the centre of the huge tidal flow which runs between the islands of Jura and Scarba and it’s reckoned that when it comes to whirlpools it’s one of the biggest in the World. Probably the third biggest, depending who you speak to.
Odd title huh? Well, it was an odd show! Mr Victor ‘Bagging’ Brierley, AKA for-the-day DJ ’Titchy Tadger’, AKA @Cullenskinky, dropped into the Radio Magnetic studio to share a diverse, eccentric and highly entertaining selection of his favourite songs from Scotland and further afield.