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First Steps to Making Inverness a More Coach Friendly City

First Steps to Making Inverness a More Coach Friendly CityA new city Coach Park has opened in Inverness which provides secure Coach Parking for touring coach companies.  In welcoming this initiative Mike Smith, BID Manager said “BID has long recognised that group travel is one of the growth areas in tourism.  We have looked at arrangements made for coach operators elsewhere in the UK and this coach park is the start of a series of initiatives offered to improve the services offered to coach operators and their guests.

The Olympic Torch Relay Road Closures

The Olympic Torch Relay The Olympic Flame will arrive in Inverness on Saturday 9 June at 6 pm.  There will be a two-hour celebration at The Northern Meeting Park (5pm - 7.30pm). Doors open at 4 pm.  Star of the show is award-winning Scots singer/songwriter, Emeli Sande. She is due on stage for a 20-minute set at 6.15 pm. The torch is due on stage at 6.50 pm.

Classic Vehicle Show a Fantastic Success!!

A record number of 83 cars turned out for the 4th Classic Vehicle Show on Saturday 12th May.Classic Vehicles lined the city centre streets and entertainment included stilt walkers, unicyclists, salsa dancers and musicians. Kids were also able to take part in circus skills and craftmaking as well as free facepainting being provided.The City Sightseeing bus was extremely popular providing mini tours of the city centre throughout the day.

Full House at the Successful BID Breakfast held on 16th May

 “A CITY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PARTS IT IS MADE UP OF!” A PARTNERSHIP APPROACH TO THE MARKETING OF INVERNESSThe session was chaired by Inverness BID Vice-Chair, Jackie Cuddy & Chairman of the Inverness Marketing Group.

BID Business Comment, Inverness Courier, 8th May 2012

'Localisation' should include decisions on major developmentsRead the latest Business Comment in The Inverness Courier on 8th May 2012 by Mike Smith, BID Manager here

Social Media Workshops

Social Media WorkshopsThe Introductory Social Media Workshop held on Monday 16th April presented by Rene Looper of Tuminds Social Media was very well received.  Rene explained the benefits of using social media, such as Twitter, Facebook etc to promote business and many of those attending have already signed up for a further more intensive workshop.

Classic Car Show a Fantastic Success!

A record number of 83 cars turned out for the 4th Classic Vehicle Show on Saturday 12th May. Classic Vehicles lined the city centre streets and entertainment included stilt walkers, unicyclists, salsa dancers and musicians.  Kids were also able to take part in circus skills and craftmaking as well as free facepainting being provided.The City Sightseeing bus was extremely popular providing mini tours of the city centre throughout the day.

Easter Egg Hunt a Great Success

Easter Egg Hunt a Great Success!The annual Great Easter Egg Hunt took place for the third time in Inverness over the Easter weekend. The event which is put on by Inverness BID & Eastgate Centre encourages people to move about the city looking for eggs hidden in retail windows.This year entries were up on last year by about 50% with 1,500 people taking part. As well as being a fun day out it gives people chance to discover some of Invernesses best kept retail secrets.

BID Security Task Task Team in Operation over Easter Holidays

‘Again this year, the BID Security Task Team will be on duty from Saturday 31st March until Saturday 14th April, excluding Sundays.

BID Breakfast Update - River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme

There was an excellent turnout from businesses at the Business Breakfast to hear Matt Smith (below right) the Principal Engineer for The Highland Council's Flood Team talk about the plans for the River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme. He described it as an exciting project which offered the opportunity to develop the vista of Inverness’s greatest asset and improve its linkage and engagement with people.

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