DACIC Business Group
Click on the links below to download the documents
Visitor Centre numbers for April 2017 - 1793 v 1141 for 2016
March 2017 Update
HIE Tourism Webinars
As part of the Digital Tourism Scotland programme, Highlands & Islands Enterprise are running a series of free live webinars in Spring 2017 breaking down the latest developments in digital tourism and explaining how they affect your business directly.
The webinars are as follows:
22 Feb, 14:00-14:45 - Digital Channels: This is Scotland Calling
01 Mar, 14:00-14:45 - Get Social Part 1: Facebook and Twitter
08 Mar, 14:00-14:45 - Get Social Part 2: Instagram and Video
15 Mar, 14:00-14:45 - Website MOT
22 Mar, 14:00-14:45 - Appreciate and Collaborate: Building Loyalty, Creating Assets
29 Mar, 14:00-14:45 - Digital Strategy: Here's the Plan
05 Apr, 14:00-14:45 - Innovate and Create: Technology, Trends, and Inspiring Content
February 2017 Update
Great Britisih High Street Awards - letter of Special Recognition from Andrew Percy MP. Minister for Local growth and the Northern Powerhouse
January 2017 Update
New Food & Drink Leaflet Lightwieht version
VisitDornoch included in VisitScotland Partnership meeting, see details here
Free digital marketing courses - webinars and at venues in Sutherland & Caithness.
Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal is now operational within 500m radius of Dornoch Castle Hotel and the Social Club, greatly improving 3g coverage for locals and visitors. We are grateful to Vodafone who have funded the initiative.
HIE Tourism Webinars - 45 minutes on various topics over 6 sessions in April & May
Lord Thurso is named as new Chair of the Board of VisitScotlannd from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019.
Other training/employment support
Business Group Meeting, November 9th at 2pm in the Royal Golf Hotel
Golf Club Winter Rates now apply - £65 on Championship Course and £25 on Struie. A real bargain in this fine weather!
New Year Brochure (for email use)
Do more in September (this is four pages; first 2 are 1-19 September last two 20-30)
Download Discover Dornoch App for Android devices from the Google Store
Discover Dornoch App jpg for your Facebook page
A new taxi service is now available for locals & visitors. Lealfets in Budding Genius if you want to leave out for guests http://www.dornoch.org.uk/dornoch_private_hire
Dornoch is now a WorldHost Destination - thanks to 22 members of the Business Group attaining WorldHost recognition, representing over 25% of the members. We are only the 4th area in Scotland to achieve this award, so well done to you all!
North Coast 500 has attracted a lot of interest with a reach of 25 million on Social Media! Don't miss out on this opportunity. Check if your business is already listed
If not submit the details using the link below - a 30 word description, a photo, business name, address & website required - and it's FREE!
The business group was formed in September 2014, with membership charges related to the size of business, to enable a substantial joint marketing fund to be generated to more effectively promote Dornoch as a visitor destination.
There are currently 88 members of the business group and the marketing target of £20,000 was reached in December allowing DACIC to apply for further funding from the Dornoch Common Good Fund and VisitScotland Growth fund bringing to the total marketing pot to £80,000 by 1st March.
See here for VisitScotland's announcement of the award.
The regular competitions run on the website encourage visitor engagement with an exciting prize.
John Thurso MP visited the DACIC board and members of the Business Group on 27th March in the Royal Dornoch golf Club to hear of the marketing plans.
- 2017-07-25 Break-ins in Dornoch - can you help?
- 2017-07-10 £200,000 fund to help tourism on North Coast 500
- 2017-07-03 Kyiv Duo return to St Finnbarr's 26th July
- 2017-06-16 New Cleaning service launched
- 2017-06-10 Two Countryside Ranger Events in June
- 2017-06-06 New Ballroom & Latin Dancing Classes in Clashmore
- 2017-06-06 Sutherland Community Partnership Newsletter
- 2017-03-27 Dornoch Academy pupils fund raiser for the Foodbank
- 2017-03-08 Golspie is the place to site your driving test
- 2017-03-08 Skye's Oyster Shed coming to Dornoch