Breadalbane is to welcome a Community Tourism Project who are touring the high ground of Scotland to learn about the group’s award winning tourism model. Having been inspired by the work of the Breadalbane project, Ayrshire and Arran Tourism requested a visit to meet the people behind the project as well as take in the breath-taking beauty of “Rob Roy” country for themselves.
The Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative consists of a group of tourism businesses from across the Breadalbane area of highland Perthshire and Stirling who actively promote the area as an outstanding outdoor activity destination for visitors.
In 2012 and 2013 the Co-operative introduced the Ring of Breadalbane Explorer, an award-winning hop-on-hop-off bus service providing visitors and local residents alike the opportunity to explore the area while visiting attractions, local places of interest, places to shop, eat, etc. The group won a Scottish Thistle Award for their innovative approach to opening up the area to visitors.
The Explorer has continued in 2014 and has taken a step further with the introduction of a series of new “Rings” of Breadalbane. The “Rings” include a series of circular walking trails, cycling trails, a Golf Ring and Angling Ring to highlight the area’s range of golf courses, lochs and rivers.
Representatives of the Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative will meet with the Ayrshire and Arran Tourism team and offer a full history of the group’s work, successes, as well as offer advice for the future.
Ken Chew, Chairman of the Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative, commented:
“The work that has been done to bring more tourism to Breadalbane has been extensive and we are very proud that we have been able to make the countryside more accessible to visitors. If our experiences can help and inspire other areas of the country to develop tourism in their local communities, then we are more than delighted to share our stories.”