Comment posted Challenge to local election candidates from Museums and Heritage Forum by Daniel MacIntyre.
thanks Anne….I’m all for team work, I’ve seen and heard of plenty SNP team work. admittedly, SNP are very tight and proactive bunch…just that they often offer equal measure of high level of communication to mask things that don’t go their way, mistakes or a frailty is exposed. SNP in my opinion have the right attitude but its vitally important that we have capable opposition or constituents that can ensure they don’t don’t get too head strong or individuals get carried away with themselves (in the early stages)
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- thanks for your offer and also prompt response to my email. best wishes!
- Bob – much better…..I know the “challenge” was well intentioned but unfortunately…..its YOUR responsibility to tell us the specific about the history, landscape and motivations of your sector. After some healthy debate, questions and very detailed responses….you’ve certainly got my attention. I hope its the same for others. so…..my action. I’ll arrange for my kids and I to visit Auchindrain (last time was when I was in P6 and also Dunollie, still not entered the newly refurbished House!) Well done and best wishes
- well I’m convinced!!….maybe there is a policy requirement to spend what is allocated as a starter for 10!…..just like to get under the flesh a little. Just let me know how i can help in helping communicate your plea and (hopefully) future successes!……I’m off to speak to Neil!
- I’m keen to see if the SNP walk the walk, as lets be very clear….current SNP candidates need to look into their own history….they were in power via the alliance for a significant proportion of the last term. that period saw lots of waste, lack of vision and lots of directions…..all or most of which were off track!!! I’m not anti…in fact, I’ve supported much of their stuff at national level…but IMHO they have weaknesses on the ground in our constituencies
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Mike….it was spot on, as you say, the message needs to start M6/M74/M8. Businesses are justified in their frustration due to disruption but we all need to work together to ensure all business services are maintained, to get visitors in, and product out!!!
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well done to Mike Story for his excellent interview with Radio Scotland yesterday. Great to have a rapid response to the negative coverage that is repeatedly used when this occurs. We should all get busy turning negative into a positive……..visitors take the ferry!!
- A genius event to market Argyll and the Isles in the winter season
“gallingly little attention” isn’t exactly accurate newsroom and I’m confident that your opinion isn’t drawn from informed conversation with members of SFD from within Argyll. SFD had myself based in Oban and supporting many of the clients that you regularly feature in good news stories such as that of MacMillan Foods. Many have also been Excellence award winners and some gained extra supermarket listings via SFD activity. Over and above this, many Argyll companies will have contributed to F&D exports & growth stats during a deep recession which helped prop up Scottish economy. Finally, Our past chief exec also visited the first “Stronger Together” summit and sought further engagement with companies.
Unfortunately, SFD priorities are with companies that can grow in UK and export markets, including the much maligned multiple retailers. When doing so, the “readiness” has to be established as there are factors to consider and lots of work for many of the primary producers and micro biz’s before they can benefit from SFD activity.
SFD is be held up as an exemplar of how to cooperate as a sector. Just look at the recently launched Scottish Tourism Alliance strategy document and you’ll notice how they have used it as a model of best practice. In a similar comparison, your positive view of Argyll & Isles Tourism has also benefited from adopting such a model.
With the exception of large international brands (salmon, whisky) Argyll doesn’t have a huge number of tier 2 businesses. We do have a series of very exciting businesses in the meat, bakery, beer and seafood categories but all will require time & support to achieve the growth and market penetration. All whilst, they still have to overcome major challenges that hinder their ability to remain competitive such as connectivity (transport, ferries charges), skills shortages and profitability so they can invest for the future.
so…….SFD is only been in existence for 4-5 years, so give them a chance and get behind them and seek their involvement. Argyll & Isles Tourism and Food from Argyll aren’t the magic bullets in isolation but events such as this where all the positive businesses come together will certainly help the region get noticed. Working in partnership and aligning with strategic bodies will help accelerate growth aspirations if all “buy-in” with cash and energy and pull in the same direction
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Grant, not sure that this was/is an Argyll & the Isles initiative as per the rest of this thread. It would appear to be a private venture but I may be mistaken (as it needs clarified). Another point would be that I’m not 100% sure its a local app developer, unlike others we have with the skillset in our region. On the positive, it is really encouraging development as publicly funded organisations & projects such as Argyll & Isles Tourism should stimulate investment from private sector, esp in improving the quality of product and the marketing of a product. They should not displace such activity, so lets hope this is an Argyll & Isles development and we don’t end up with another mobile optimised website or app etc. Well done to Catriona and anyone else that has supported this.
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cmon larry, think you’ve got a typo there!!
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