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Perthshire Talks Tourism 2017
Wed 22 March 2017, 08:30 – 12:30 GMT
Perthshire Talks Tourism invites tourism businesses to join us to prepare for the year ahead, to delve into the past and share Perthshire’s fascinating stories.
From heritage sites to ancient monuments, cultural traditions to our myths, stories and legends – the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology will spotlight some of our greatest assets and icons as well as our hidden gems.
Hear from the Scottish Crannog Centre,who celebrate their 20th Anniversary and not to mention the host of things to do as part of Perth & Kinross’ Archaeology Year 2017.
Experts will be on hand throughout the day as part of our digital drop-in to provide digital support and advice.
It’s important that the industry embraces new technology, innovation and new ways of working if it wants to compete in a competitive global market.
Insights are also vital to learning about our visitors and planning for the future. Did you know that Scotland’s history, heritage and archaeology are among the top reasons for visiting Scotland?
Chris Greenwood of VisitScotland will bring the morning to a close by sharing insights including trends, technologies and strategies for the future.
08.30 Registration, breakfast and networking
09:00 Welcome, Tourism 2020 with Stephen Leckie, Chair of the Scottish Tourism Alliance
09:10 The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, Chelsea Charles, Special Projects Communications Manager, VisitScotland
09.30 Session 1: Investing in our history
Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre - Gillian O'Reilly, Head of Heritage, SSE
UK City of Culture - Helen Smout, Chief Executive, Culture PK
Snow Roads Scenic Routes - Peter Crane, Head of Visitor Services, Cairngorms National Park
Session 2: Maximising our natural heritage
Broon Coo Adventures - Piotr Gudan, Co Founder
Loch Tay Safaris - Donald Riddle, Owner
Highland Fling Bungee - Murray Trail, Managing Director
10.40 Coffee break and networking
11.10 Session 3: Bringing the past to life
Scottish Crannog Centre 20th Anniversary, Barrie Andrian, Managing Director
Mary Queen of Scots Festival, Jamie Montgomery, Event Director
Session 4: Unearthing the past
Perth Charterhouse - Prof Richard Oram, University of Stirling, Paul Wilson, Glasgow School of
Art and Dr Lucinda Dean, University of Highlands and Islands
Perth & Kinross Archaeology Year - Gavin Lindsay, Outreach Officer, Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust
12.00 Insight, trends, technologies and strategies for the future - Chris Greenwood, Senior Tourism Insight Manager, VisitScotland