Transient Visitor Levy – have your say
Aberdeenshire Council is keen to gauge the views of the tourism industry about the suggested levy. The results from this survey will be used to inform a Council report in November 2019, when Councillors will consider its view on a Transient Visitor Levy in Aberdeenshire. Results from this survey will also inform the Aberdeenshire Council response to the current Scottish Government Consultation on The Principles of a Local Discretionary Transient Visitor Levy or Tourist Tax.
What impact would a Tourism Tax have on customer demand and what impact would the bureaucracy of collecting it have on your Aberdeenshire business?
Please submit your survey responses (which are anonymous) by 25 October 2019 – bit.ly/TVLfeedback
The Scottish Government is also holding two information sessions at North East Scotland College in Aberdeen on 16th & 17th October, open to everyone who has an interest in discussing what a Transient Visitor
Levy might look like. Visit: http://bit.ly/32WINfN
Grassic Gibbon Centre
Please find attached the poster containing details of our fantastic events taking place at the Centre as part of the Mearns Connections Festival.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Centre on 01561 361668 or by e-mailing the Centre on email@example.com or from the events section of our website www.grassicgibbon.com.
The “Our Mearns” initiative was established last year in response to information and knowledge gathered by the Kincardineshire Development Partnership. KDP had identified many community projects and initiatives across the Mearns at various stages of development and saw the value of bringing these initiatives together to facilitate the collaboration of these groups and projects to contribute to a bigger picture. In addition, as an area affected by the current economic climate there is a need to raise the profile of this part of Aberdeenshire and capitalise on its other assets. A successful event was held on 19th November 2016 to launch the Our Mearns Tourism Association, whose aim is to create an Arts, Cultural and Heritage Tourism Destination of the Mearns. The event opened Membership of the Association inviting groups, individuals and business to become part of the movement. Membership at this exciting stage is free and expressions of interest in joining the committee to take the strategic plan forward are also being considered. For more information please contact Jacky Niven at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you using the latest technology to attract tourists?
Digital Tourism Scotland (DTS) is a new partnership programme to help tourism businesses across
Scotland improve their digital skills and capitalise on opportunities that new technology offers.
The programme will offer advice, workshops, and insight into how others are adopting and improving
digital practices. There are 2 free ‘Digital Technologies Update for Tourism’ workshops available:
Tuesday, 24th November 2015, 1.30 to 4.30pm, Holiday Inn Aberdeen West
Wednesday, 25th November 2015, 10.30am to 1.30pm, Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf
Coastal Rowing is All the Rage!
If someone told you there was a craze growing in Scotland that was getting thousands of people coming together and out of the house, what would you imagine it was? It’s not loom bands!
Coastal Rowing & Boat Building in Scotland