Monday, March 16, 2009

Tourism matters

Will be debated in the Courthouse on the evening of Wenesday the 25th of March at the Nairnshire ward forum. This meeting will be the much awaited sequel to the night when Iain Fairweather stole the show with his tourism presentation.
Billed as 'Tourism - the Way Forward for Nairn' this meeting should attract a pretty good turn out from Visit Nairn members and members of the public. The meeting will run from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm. In attendance will be Scott Armstrong (VisitScotland), Colin Simpson (Highland Council), Stephanie Murray (Highlands & Islands Enterprise) and Iain Fairweather (Visit Nairn Tourism Association) along with Highland Council Members and the Nairnshire Partnership. Visit Nairn plan to make their draft strategy paper available online at early next week.
Coming to town in the near future (the 28th of April), will be an organisation called 'Pride & Passion' running a day long Nairnshire based visitor experience. Want to know more about it, here's their website.
An early attempt to attract visitors to Nairn begins with the Braeval Hotel's beer festival:
'This year the hotel will host the Bandstand Beer Festival 2009 from 20 – 22 March. Ale enthusiasts, and those interested in sampling real ale, will enjoy a weekend of live music, entertainment, great food and over 30 Scottish and English real ales to try.'
More on the Braeval website.
Meanwhile, slighly cold and damp Italians have been spotted taking photographs on the High Street, no doubt enjoying the extra spending power of their Euros this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Meanwhile, slighly cold and damp Italians have been spotted taking photographs on the High Street'

Would these be the first tourists of spring?