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02/02/12 Looking at the Future of our Coast

The East Grampian Coastal Partnership AGM and Annual Seminar will be held in the Macaulay Suite of the James Hutton Institute on the 29th February 2012.

This event will look at the future of Marine Planning and Green Tourism and host discussion on the future of both the area and the Coastal Partnership.

Marine Planning will be a major change to the way that we manage our coastal waters. Marine Scotland will update progress on delivering a National Marine Plan and Regional Planning and progress in gathering data for informing decision makers will be discussed.

Green Tourism has links to both economic development and the environment. It will be discussed in the afternoon with an example of good practice from the Cairngorms National Park. This will be followed by a workshop which will form the basis for a funding bid to deliver improvements locally.

The final session will look at where we want the coast to be in 2025 and what we need to do to achieve this.

Agenda

10 AGM

10.30 Open – Chair, Allan Garvie

11.00 National Marine Plan Update - Lorna King Marine Scotland

11.20 Gathering data to feed the marine Planning Process - Ian Hay EGCP

11.40 Questions

12.00 Lunch - Data Project Demonstration Ian Hay

1.00 Welcome - Coastal Tourism Strategy and delivery

1.10 Energetica – Tourism, lifestyle and leisure - Robert Armstrong, Aberdeenshire Council

1.20 Working Together – Lessons from the Cairngorm Business Partnership - Sandra Middleton

1.40 Synergy Kite Sports – Living Tourism, Maggie Davies

2.10 EGCP Green Tourism Strategy – Ian Hay

2.25 Questions

2.30 Workshop – New ideas and funding opportunities

2.50 Group Workshop – The Coast in 2025

3.20 Conclusion

3.30 Close tea and coffee

This is a free event. To book please contact the East Grampian Coast Partnership on 01224 395160 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

20/12/11Know your coast 2012

During February and March 2012 the East Grampian Coastal Partnership will be holding five ‘Know your coast days’. The aim of these days is to show front of house tourism staff the wildlife and beauty of the East Grampian Coast.

Did you know that:-

  • Upto 70,000 geese roost at the loch of Strathbeg
  • 120,000  seabirds breed at Fowleshugh
  • Puffins can be seen within 5miles of Stonehaven and Peterhead
  • Upto 400 seals haul out on a beach 20meters away from a public path at Newburgh
  • Aberdeen is the best city in Europe for watching whales and dolphins

Unfortunately most people in the area, including those who work in the tourism industry, have never seen a Puffin or a Dolphin despite the fact that they are easy to see with a little knowledge. If you do not know what the area has to offer how you can enthuse your clients.

Each day will last from 10 am to 3pm and will involve a bus trip to a range of wonderful coastal sites. Thanks to sponsorship from Aberdeenshire Council these events are free although a £50 cancellation charge will be levied if you cancel within 48hours of the trip.

The dates and meeting points are:-

Tuesday, 6th March - AECC focusing on Wild Energetica

Visiting – AECC, Aberdeen Harbour, Balmeadie, Ythan walk, Forvie NNR centre, Bullars of Buchan Walk, Peterhead Bay, AECC

Wednesday, 7th March - Stonehaven Focusing of the Coast from Aberdeen to St Cyrus

Visiting – Stonehaven, Aberdeen Harbour walk, Fowleshugh, Catterline, St Cyrus, Stonehaven

Thursday, 8th March - Peterhead Focusing on Fraserburgh to Aberdeen

Visiting – Peterhead, Ythan walk, Forvie NNR centre, Bullars of Buchan Walk, Peterhead Bay, Loch of Strathbeg, Peterhead

Tuesday , 27th March -  Fraserburgh focusing on Fraserburgh to Aberdeen

Visiting – Fraserburgh, Waters of Philorth, Loch of Strathbeg, Peterhead Bay, Bullars of Buchan Walk, Forvie NNR centre, Ythan walk, Peterhead

Thursday, 29th March - AECC focusing on Wild Enegetica.

Visiting – AECC, Aberdeen Harbour, Balmeadie, Ythan walk, Forvie NNR centre, Bullars of Buchan Walk, Peterhead Bay, AECC

To register please  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.