A Snapshot of Our Work

We work in partnership with our clients, identifying opportunities, driving innovation, navigating the marketplace, guiding through uncertainty and enabling adaptation and agility when required. That’s how we achieve sustained, profitable growth for commercial enterprises, and a wider reach and successful outcomes for public and not-for-profit organisations.

South of Scotland Stories Experiences Collection

BTS is working with SSDA to assist 10 business partners to plan, prepare and export their products and experiences to the travel trade in identified International Markets. Building their capacity will also help promote to secondary and follow on markets.

The business support programme will provide the 10 participating businesses a tailored package of support to suit their business needs and that fit with the programme objectives i.e. ensuring these businesses have developed bookable experiences and are travel trade ready by the end of the programme.

Trailblazer Experiences

The Trailblazer Experiences will build the reputation of The South of Scotland Experience Collection in the international markets. The Trailblazer Experience will be the first Experiences out of the blocks and need to be ready to go to market for summer 2022.

Outdoors Scotland Strategy

BTS, 56 Degree Insight, Lochaber Chamber of Commerce and 56 White Stag Tourism have been commissioned by Sail Scotland and Wild Scotland to develop an Outdoors Tourism Strategy for Scotland. The Project aim is to set in motion the full realisation of the potential of the Scotland’s Outdoor Tourism sector and to identify the way forward and precise actions to support the sectors funding, marketing and development plans.

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Let’s Grow Adventure Tourism

A unique programme of tailored business development support for entrepreneurial and ambitious Adventure Tourism Businesses located within Highland Council region. An industry endorsed suite of specialist workshops combined with one to one support and advice, to help improve and grow participating businesses.

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Wigtown Festival Company is spearheading the drive to make the region a centre for literary tourism. The Spot-lit project supports businesses and organisations in Dumfries & Galloway to realise innovative ideas that make the most of its abundant links to famous writers and poets, as well as the vibrant contemporary literary scene. We are delivering workshops, learning journeys, One 2 One sessions and support in developing new literary tourism experiences.

Wander Argyll

Consumer tourism campaign showcasing the rich culture, heritage and arts found in Argyll with artists and craft makers inspired by its scenery, coasts, rivers, islands, lochs and mountains.

England’s National Parks

Developed toolkits providing  information and ideas on how to create and promote memorable tourism experiences and engaging with the travel trade

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group

We have undertaken several projects on behalf of ETAG, including design and writing Business Opportunity Guides, Business Events legacy study and on-shore welcome and visitor experience for cruise passengers.

Mourne Mountains

Developing a destination management plan for the Mountain’s of Mourne building on the area’s tourism assets, providing reasons to visit, growing demand and providing sustainable wealth and employment benefits.

Oban Airport

Argyll and Bute Council commissioned BTS to develop a marketing strategy for Oban and The Isles Airports to raise the profile of the airport and increase the number of visits to the destination.

Wigtown Festival Company

Spot-lit Literary Tourism Product Innovation Programme supporting local businesses develop new literary tourism products.

Edinburgh City of Literature

We have undertaken several projects on behalf of CoL developing useful resources for Edinburgh Tourism Businesses to tap into the city’s literary goldmine.

Moat Brae National Centre for Children’s Literature

Commercial and marketing review of the new Visitor Attraction in Dumfries.

Royal Burgess Golfing Society

A new fully branded website developed together with a complete review of the food and beverage offering.

Archerfield Walled Garden

Appointed to undertake the development appraisal of the Walled Garden site, together with the marketing strategy and to support business plan preparation

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership

Preparing a business plan to develop the local market for locally caught seafood and local quality agricultural produce within the South East Area Fisheries Local Action Group (SEAFLAG) Area, which includes the fishing ports at Portavogie, Ardglass and Kilkeel.

Borders Railway

A market assessment to identify the potential market for Borders Railway Tourism Train Experiences.

Mid Ulster Council

Facilitation of workshops and supported local tourism businesses cluster develop and strengthen the Heaney proposition for Mid Ulster.

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

We have undertaken several projects for FODC including a destination development plan, a Festival & Events Strategy and a review of the Marble Arch Geopark’s contribution to tourism in Fermanagh and Cavan.



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