Black Isle Tourism Team

Black Isle Tourism Team, a loose grouping of people from local businesses and organisations with an interest in tourism, has recently produced a new free Black Isle tourist map, with support from the Black Isle Partnership, Highland Council, and others who contributed to the content and design of the maps.

Lizbeth Collie, destination development officer for Black Isle Bicycles and organiser of BITT, explained: “At our first tourism networking event last November, many people highlighted the need for a visitor map for the Black Isle and we’re delighted to be meeting that need in time for the main visitor season.”

Other Black Isle Tourism Team plans involve setting up a Black Isle Wildlife Trail, Accessible Tourism and creating a “loop” off the new North Coast 500 route as well as working on developing a clearer brand for the area.

Black Isle Wildlife trail Feasibility Study published

A  feasibility study on a Black Isle Wildlife Trail, initiated by Avoch and Killen Community Council and the Black Isle Tourism Team, has recently been published (December 2015).  The study was prepared by Duncan Bryden, a highly respected figure who was until recently Chair of the Cairngorm National Park Authority, and Rowan Consulting.


January 2016

Announcing the next BITT meeting, Lizbeth Collie writes:

Dear Black Isle Business / Organisation

Reserve your place at the next BITT get-together here!

Thursday 18th Feb 2016,  4pm - 7pm, Station Hotel, Avoch
There's lots going on so come along, be inspired, share your ideas, get involved!

The event will include:

  • Duncan Bryden presenting his Report and Recommendations on a Black Isle Wildlife Trail (view it here).
  • Update on progress on above, and input needed
  • Bill Taylor outlining  a way forward on membership / formalities of BITT
  • Claire Farquhar outlining opportunities for businesses / organisations through the North Coast 500
  • Eilidh Todd explaining the role of the North Highland Initiative and what support is on offer to businesses / organisations
  • Dave Newman from Plexus Media giving update on progress of upgrade to
  • Verity Walker giving update on Kirkmichael Trust activities
  • Information about opportunities through Cyclists Welcome Schemes
  • Updates on other local news eg on Cromarty Ferry, Chanonry Point works etc
  • Plus some networking time of course!

Teas and coffees will be provided.

Many thanks to Richard and Lorraine at the Hotel. Hope to see you there.

Best regards

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