Scottish Community Tourism (SCOTO) is a new network of around 100 community owned tourism organisations and enterprises, with community tourism organisations in Orkney and Shetland among those backing the initiative.
“We expect large numbers of people to visit Scotland’s outdoors again in 2022 and so it is great news that support will continue with this further commitment from the Scottish Government. “- Francesca Osowska
Islanders are being offered the opportunity to help shape the future of a new app which encourages people to explore more of Scotland’s islands for more of the year.
The Scottish Islands Passport is an App you can easily download freely to your device. It provides you with information and advice about Scotland’s participating islands to encourage you to visit them.
“It is high time Orkney undertook a long, honest, holistic appraisal of tourism and how it operates here.”
Proposals have been put forward on the development of Orkney’s World Heritage Site – known as The Heart of Neolithic Orkney which comprises the Maeshowe tomb, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar and the village settlement of Skara Brae.
Orkney Islands Council is set to welcome 200 Cruise ships into the islands in 2022 despite serious concerns from many islanders and a little thing called ‘A Climate Emergency’.
“What is the future for Orkney’s Farming and Fishing sectors? “
The Crofting Commission have produced an informative leaflet to educate visitors about crofting and encouraging them to be considerate of the environment and local communities during their stay.
“The normal that we are being driven towards is a numbing of the horror of the scale of deaths.”