Our flyers arrived at the end of last week, all 5000 of them and, uniquely for something coming from off the island, actually arrived earlier than estimated. They’re A5 and, as you can see, double-sided although as the back has the logo on as well [bottom left, hidden on the photograph] they still make sense if you stack them the wrong way round as one of the first outlets we gave to them demonstrated by doing exactly that! It would have been nice to have had some promotional material when we opened, but was always going to be a bit difficult to include photographs of the actual gallery if it isn’t finished…So they are now on display in the Portree tourist office, which costs but is free for the rest of the financial year, probably because we are already signed up with Visit Scotland through the holiday let. We will now be touring everyone we know who can display leaflets, and doubtless some we don’t know, to be ready for the season.
2014 promises to be a busy year up here. It’s ‘The year of Homecoming’, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup, and of course, the independence referendum. The Year of Homecoming is a wheeze originally devised in 2009, the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, to boost tourism by encouraging people of Scottish ancestry to visit the old country. And why not if boosts the economy, but please spare us coach parties of be-kilted tourists! [Although we’ll still take your money!]
Currently listening to: Flow and Change – Judy Dyble.