Resources for tourism
Ayrshire and Arran community tourism toolkit For anybody who wants to explore and develop a tourism project – individuals, businesses and local groups. The comprehensive toolkit provides support material to enable communities to work through the key stages in delivering a successful tourism project – information which is relevant for anywhere in Scotland.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise HIE produces a wealth of information to support tourism enterprises in the Highlands and Islands. Much of it is also useful for enterprises in other parts of Scotland. Check out the Tune into Tourism videos on their YouTube Channel, with playlists covering food and drink, accommodation, digital and sustainability.
Scottish Tourism Alliance Comprehensive online toolkit, case studies and information covering customer profiles, tourism marketing, websites and social media, costs, staffing, and regional contacts.
Senscot A support network across Scotland for social and community activists and their enterprises. They have specialist resources on community-led tourism and adventure tourism, plus a wide range of other resources (see under ‘Resources for social enterprise’ below).
VisitScotland Scotland’s national tourism organisation – your source for business support, events support, news and information. In recent years, VisitScotland’s resources have become more business-focused rather than destination planning. They have developed a range of useful marketing toolkits and an Inclusive Tourism Toolkit. Their EventScotland team can provide advice on events-related funding, resources and information.