Scottish Tourism - Fit for our future

18 October 2017

Edinburgh & Lothians

Venue: Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Room 2/10, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Time: 12:30 to 16:30

 

Event supporting climate change resilience within tourism businesses and destinations

 

In Scotland we chat about the weather on a daily basis, so let’s put that to one side and turn our attention to the strategic implication of long-term climate change. Did you realise Scotland’s climate is changing and the impacts are already being felt: average temperatures are rising, sea levels are rising, total rainfall has increased and heavy downpours are becoming more frequent. Therefore, climate change will affect the length and quality of Scottish tourism seasons, tourist decision making, condition of natural and built tourism assets and new product developments.  

 

Want to find our more?

Join us for this free half-day event organised by Interface, Adaptation Scotland and the Scottish Enterprise funded Destination Leaders Programme. You’ll come away equipped with increased understanding, confidence and contacts.

 

What does the event involve?

Hosted by Edinburgh Napier University this event is designed to explore how climate change will affect Scotland in the coming years. Specifically, we will exchange knowledge on impacts for tourism businesses and destinations. Adaptation Scotland have designed a tailored workshop based on different types of location. We will leave time to discuss next steps and foster collaboration between industry, support agencies and academia to help Scottish tourism be fit for the future. 

 

Who should come?

You are welcome to attend as a tourism business or organisation from any part of Scotland.

We also welcome registrations from academics based in Scottish Higher Education Institutions planning projects related to building tourism industry resilience in the context of a changing climate.

 

Programme:

12:30 - 1:00 Registration and lunch

1:00 - 3:00 Presentations from Scottish Natural Heritage and University of Highlands and Islands

3:00 - 4:30 Participatory workshop run by Adaptation Scotland

 

Venue Details:

 

For more information about getting to the venue please visit here: http://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/our-location/our-campuses/craiglockhart  

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