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Seafood tourism scheme seeks out entrepreneurs from the north-east


By Lewis McBlane

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A NEW scheme supporting seafood tourism seeks is seeking north-east applicants with potential ideas to bring forward.

Industry trade body Seafood Scotland is offering free help to take seafood tourism ideas to the next level.

The scheme is open to the seafood industry, local food groups and inshore fishing groups regardless of size.

It will provide valuable business mentoring services from seafood industry experts as well as a panel of handpicked tourism and business professionals.

Successful applicants will enjoy six months of support, freeing up funds to be invested elsewhere in the business.

Seafood Scotland are looking for ideas for authentic or innovative experiences which tell stories in an immersive way and generate income.

Seafood Scotland chief executive Donna Fordyce, said: “We want to seek out seafood entrepreneurs that have been harbouring a nugget of an idea for business growth within the tourism sector, something that they haven’t had time or resource to explore before now.

"We will help them make that idea a reality."

The aim of the project, according to Seafood Scotland, is to help grow the seafood tourism industry and bring wealth to coastal communities.

Ms Fordyce said: "This program is design to help inspire and ignite seafood tourism in Scotland; a market we know has huge potential and can be an area for growth for the Scottish seafood industry.”

To apply for the scheme, email: karen.galloway@seafoodscotland.org with a few sentences about your seafood tourism idea.

The deadline for admissions is Friday, February 11 and more information can be found on https://www.seafoodscotland.org/beyond-the-boat-diversifying-seafood-businesses-in-2022/


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