Invitation from Midlothian Tourism Forum

Midlothian Tourism Forum is reaching out to all local tourism and hospitality businesses as trading conditions remain challenging for the sector.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 5:00 am

Chairman Ian Gardner said: “Since the role of Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group has ended, Midlothian Tourism Forum is now back at work with a focus completely on developing tourism and hospitality.

"We are looking to link with all our tourism businesses in the region, to collaborate further and develop our local partnerships, and would invite all local businesses with an interest in tourism and hospitality to connect with us now. With trading conditions still difficult, we believe that partnerships and collaboration are more important than ever.”

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Ian added: “Going forward, we will be redefining our strategy, core aims and activity plan.

"There will be a strong focus on representing the interests of our area with key stakeholders like VisitScotland, Midlothian Council, and neighbouring partners such as Edinburgh Tourism Action Group, as well as continuing to provide a platform for networking and collaboration among our varied tourism businesses.”

The Forum has appointed Liz Young as Business Development Co-ordinator, thanks to funding from Midlothian Council. Liz has a wealth of inbound tourism and marketing experience, and has worked as a lead on destination promotions, business development and project management both within the public and private sectors.