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Lochaber Ideas Week 2017

We are excited to have started our preparations for Lochaber Ideas Week 2017 brought to you in partnership with Nevis Range and hosted by the Moorings Hotel

Check out our exciting programme of events below – don’t delay in booking your tickets!


Monday 13th November

Digital Tourism Scotland: Google Plus & Google Apps for Tourism – Find out more and book HERE

Question Time, in association with R.E.A.D coaching – Find out more and book HERE

An Evening with Gavin Hastings, in partnership with VisitScotland – Find out more and book HERE


Tuesday 14th November

Around Lochaber in 80 Tables, in partnership with R A Clemment Associates – Find out more and book HERE

Exclusive Seminar delivered by Bill Aulet from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston – more details to follow soon!

Two fantastic events run by Developing the Young Workforce – more details to follow soon.


Wednesday 15th November

Digital Tourism Scotland: Visual Content Masterclass – Find out more and book HERE

Event in partnership with West Highland College UHI – Details TBC

Dragon’s Glen – Find out more and book HERE

If you would like to enter this year’s Dragon’s Glen then you can download an application form HERE


Thursday 16th November

Tourism Day in partnership with Caledonian Macbrayne and supported by the Highland LEADER Programme – book HERE

Tourism Day will feature, the Scottish Tourism Alliance, VisitScotland,, Expedia, Caledonian MacBrayne all taking part in a discussion on the future of tourism in the West Highlands.

Our afternoon will begin with a panel discussion on the cruise industry and working more closely with local businesses to maximise the potential of this Market.

Leading Activity providers will showcase their businesses and work for the area before we head into our evening of Networking.

Whisky & Gin Tasting Networking Event in partnership with Caledonian Macbrayne, supported by No Fuss Events and The Moorings Hotel – book HERE


Friday 17th November

Digital Tourism Scotland: The Future of Digital Tourism – Find out more and book HERE 

Charles Kennedy Memorial Lecture – delivered by The Rt Hon. the Viscount Thurso  find out more and book your tickets HERE

Lochaber Ideas Week Gala Dinner, sponsored by Twin Deer Law and Featuring Levi Roots as the after Dinner Speaker  – find out more and book HERE

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Royal Bank of Scotland’s Regional Boost Launch

Royal Bank of Scotland’s Regional Boost Launch You’re Invited to The Royal Bank of Scotlands Regional BOOST launch! Chamber members, Royal Bank of Scotland, are offering a free event open to Bank and Non Bank Customers to help your business reach it’s full potential. What is BOOST? Boost Your Business – Has been created to help […] ...
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DYW #nowrongpath Social Media Campaign

Developing the Young Workforce #nowrongpath Social Media Campaign Do not panic. We repeat, do NOT panic. On Scottish exam results day, 8th August, no matter the outcome of your exams, you’ll have a lot of fantastic options to help you move forward. Whether you got the results you had always dreamed of, or you didn’t […] ...
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The Highland Bookshop Up and Running

The Highland Bookshop is Up and Running! The Highland Bookshop has been set up by Kevin Ramage, owner of the award-winning Watermill Bookshop in Aberfeldy and Lochaber businessman and author Angus MacDonald and is now open to the public. The shop has an extensive range of titles across all subjects including Scottish interest, the outdoors, children’s, […] ...
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The Black Watch Scheduled to Return

The Black Watch Scheduled to Return The Fred Olsen “Black Watch” cruise liner is scheduled to visit Fort William once more on the 18th of August.  The cruise liner calling into Loch Linnhe for the day is planned to have 804 passengers on board, who will disembark from the Town Pier berths and spend most […] ...
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Seminar: Support for Businesses in Lochaber  For this event we are delighted to host Alistair Danter from Business Gateway to present on the support available to small businesses in Lochaber. This event is of particular interest to small businesses who would like to, for example, employ staff for the first time, are looking for information […]
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Environmental Summit showcasing Lochaber Environmental Group and Lochaber Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to their Environmental Summit showcasing the support available to local businesses as they take the leap to becoming a more environmentally friendly business. There will be a variety of guest speakers on the day including a representative from Resource […]
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This fantastic social event is brought exclusively to Chamber members in partnership with West Coast Railways and West Highland Hotel in Mallaig. You will arrive at Fort William Train station in plenty of time to board the 10.15am departure of the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig. Throughout the journey you will have the opportunity to […]
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