Preserving our ancestral heritage and promotion, tourism is fundamentally key to the sustainability of our community. Our focus is centred around collaborating with local organisations and groups to develop initiatives to promote our area. These include improved signage, and identifying key areas of interest to visitors. By bringing everyone together- we can build our community as a unique tourist destination
The Name Game
The TDDT consulted with the ward in 2018 where the community said our district has to increase footfall and tourism for social, economic and environmental growth. After research, development and discussion with our Tourism Steering Group (including representatives from all villages of the District) the key themes that make our area unique are ...
Key themes identified: PILGRIMAGE - SANCTUARY - COAST
PILGRIMAGE - Since medieval times, Pilgrims and Kings made their way north to our area. Today you can journey round the district and see Pictish Stones, Churches, Maitland Architecture, enjoy local food and drink and meet our local people.
SANCTUARY - Both Portmahomack and the area around Tain have been places of sanctuary from the 11th century, today you can find comfort in arts, cultural experience and our amazing scenery.
COAST - Our peninsula covers three firths and offers award winning beaches. Get touch with nature by exploring our land and sea.
Look out for our poll coming very soon on Facebook and in your community so you can have your say on our final name and strapline we will use to market the area.
Branding Our Community
We have coordinated with community representatives, who have an interest in tourism from across the district to help create a brand ‘DNA.’ The Glenmorangie design team offered their services free of charge and are currently using the collated key messages that we want to communicate to potential visitors to create the DNA branding. This is due for launch by the end of October, so we will keep you updated with the progress. If you want to get involved- contact our team below:
We have developed an on-line market place to help support local businesses. This platform gives you a chance to help support your local community, where you can either buy a voucher or purchase products via our on-line market place. You can find details by clicking:
Buzzing With Ideas
We have been working to find ways to promote our area. 3rd year BA (Hons) Visual Communication & Design students, based at the Inverness College UHI campus, worked on new branding for the community-led trust to support its ambitions for the area. Currently, we are collaborating with various sub-groups to create the right messaging to brand our area.
Tain and District Development Trust organised a meeting with the Fife Tourism Partnership to investigate how to improve domestic tourism within the local area. Team members from the Tain Community Enterprise Hub and board members from Tain and District Development Trust were in attendance.