In what looks like the most exciting and ambitious initiative in the coming year, Argyll and the Isles Apps are helping to kick start the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
They have just launched their ’50,000 Reasons to Visit Argyll and the Isles’ project with a promotional video.
Published on You Tube, the video explains how anyone can become part of this project by uploading their photos onto the app.
By the end of 2013, this will have become a snapshot of how - in this place that exemplifies every aspect of Natural Scotland - we worked and played, visited, stayed, ate and drank.
So if a favourite day out is spent on a beach eating ice cream, wild swimming, diving, taking a wildlife boat trip, climbing or castling - the photographs of Scotland’s checkmate of Argyll and the Isles can be shared with the world.
It’s easy to do [it has to be]: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing make sure Year of Natural Scotland 2013 is a year to remember for you and for everyone. There’s no limit to the number of photos and videos you can upload and the project is open to everybody from anywhere who is in this stunning and accessible part of the world [75 minutes from glasgow airport] during 2013.
There will be sports from bowling to triathlon, events from regattas to highland games, experiences from:
- star gazing in the dark sky venue of The Putechan Hotel in Kintyre,
- watching the magic of the Lochgilphead Lantern Parade,
- eating and drinking the Best of the West and being blown away by the music at that Festival in Inveraray,
- sea kayaking round Bute,
- witnessing the artistry of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Hill House in Helensburgh,
- toasting one of many drams in Islay,
- or visiting artists and craftsfolk at work with Artmap Argyll or Cowal Open Studios.
And that’s only skimming the surface.
Argyll and the Apps founder Catriona Craig says: ‘50,000 Reasons to Visit Argyll and the Isles is our most ambitious project yet. We aim to build a map of Argyll and the Isles through your photos.
‘Starting on 1st January with the ringing in of New Year, right through to Hogmanay 2013 we will capture a year in pictures.
‘I believe this is the first time anything of this nature has been done in the area and I’m very excited that Argyll and the Isles Apps is launching it in Scotland’s special year.
‘But don’t just take my word for it, look at the video and make up your own mind. Remember, you can also follow us on Twitter @Argyll_IslesApp.’
50,000 Reasons to Visit Argyll and the Isles,a living, breathing photo album by the people who live here and the people who visit.