Be part of building a strong future for your tourism business.

About this event

Register your place and learn more about building a strong future for your tourism business.

This workshop, held in partnership with the Angus Tourism Cooperative, is open to Angus tourism businesses, community groups and volunteers to come along and hear from three key speakers who will provide insights into the future of tourism.

Following the speakers, there will be four groups focusing on discussions around preparing Angus for the future of tourism. This is an opportunity to share information and ideas on your vision for the future, spark new connections and work together on innovative collaborative projects.


Duncan Stewart, 56 Degree Insights

Duncan will present the latest market insights and trends in tourism and explain how you can use these to inform business decisions. You will also learn where you can access data easily using your own digital tools as well as free published data.

Stewart Walker, BTS Consulting

Stewart has been appointed by Angus Council to support delivery of the Strategic Tourism Infrastructure Development Plan (STIDP) for Angus. Stewart has been engaging tourism stakeholders to identify issues arising from an increase in tourism and he will share some of these key findings. Stewart will share why it’s so important to have a STIDP plan and what the final report will consist of.

Rhonda McFarlane, Funding Officer, Angus Council

Rhonda has supported businesses and community groups with funding applications for 8 years. Rhonda will present a flavour of the funding that is currently available for different projects and where you can access this information. Learn how Angus Council can help support your funding application.


1. What are the future ambitions for your business?

2. What infrastructure improvements would you like to see that will improve/enhance the customer experience/journey in Angus?

3. Preparing Angus to welcome visitors of the future – blue sky thinking.

4. What help/support do you need to grow and develop your business?


1pm – Arrival and networking

1.30pm – Welcome and presentations from speakers

2pm – Comfort break

2.10pm – 4 x 20 minute workshops

3.30pm – Networking & close