Thursday, November 21, 2019
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The deadline for communities across Skye and Raasay to get their entries in for the Eilean a’ Cheò Civic Awards has been extended to Friday 20 December.

This is the ninth year of the Awards which are organised by the Ward 10 Highland Councillors to recognise people from all age groups and walks of life who have contributed to the success and well-being of their local communities.

The award categories are:

Sunrise on morning of Tuesday November 19th from Sligachan Hotel

There’s still time to influence the Scottish Government’s decision-making on the Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) – that was the clear message to the SkyeConnect tourism conference at the Sligachan Hotel on Monday and Tuesday this week. (November 18th and 19th).

And the message came from special guest John Thurso, who was appointed as Chairman of national tourism organisation VisitScotland in 2016, and also serves as an Ex-Officio Board Member of VisitBritain.

An ocean-inspired tribute to the North Coast 500 route could be utilised for Scotland's islands.

Developed by West Coast Waters, a route to encourage visitors to visit the islands is just one idea for promote marine tourism.

Keynote speaker, Carron Tobin, attended the SkyeConnect Autumn Conference yesterday (Monday 16 November) to discuss the West Coast Waters initiative for 2020.

West Coast Waters is a collaboration of all west coast DMOs and tourism organisations, collectively representing over 2,500 tourism interests across the west coast of Scotland.

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