The key targets identified within the Strategy for the Falkirk area are:
- To increase visitor expenditure in the Falkirk area by 20% over the next five years to 2020
- To increase overnight visitor accommodation (serviced bedrooms and self catering units) in the Falkirk area by 20% over the next five years to 2020.
- To develop a Falkirk Tourism Partnership to take ownership of, to review and to implement the strategy.
The Visit Falkirk Partnership
The Visit Falkirk Partnership has now been launched and the aim of this group is to promote and encourage collaborative working in order to help businesses in the area grow successfully. The partnership is between key businesses in the area along with Falkirk Council, Falkirk Delivers and Visit Scotland.
This group will work with Falkirk Council to work on the development and implementation of the Falkirk Tourism Strategy.
Currently the Partnership is chaired by Robert Mackintosh from First 4 Frames, vice chair is Craig Macdonald from Wee Heroes and board members include Grant Turnbull Carr’s Hill Campsite, Ben Mardall The Helix/Falkirk Community Trust, Amanda Kilburn Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway, Margaret Foy the Howgate Shopping Centre and Falkirk Council, Falkirk Delivers and Visit Scotland for the provision of Secretariat and support.
A number of other local tourism businesses are involved including Vintage VW Campers, The John Muir Way, the Leapark Hotel, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, the Corbie Inn and more
As a member of the Tourism Partnership you company will get your chance to access a whole range of benefits, have your say as to how you feel we can continue to promote the Falkirk area for Tourism, assist in pulling together an action plan.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Tourism Partnership either contact the Visit Falkirk team in Falkirk Council or any of the Board members highlighted above or complete the application form and email this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Scotland Falkirk Facebook Business Group
The Visit Scotland Falkirk Business Group on Facebook is now up and running. We hope this group will allow everyone to share information, network, and keep up to date with news relevant to your business. What works really well in these groups is to post a short intro about you and your business. So please sign up today.