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Lochaber Ideas Week 2017

Brought to you by Lochaber Chamber of Commerce and in partnership with Nevis Range this week-long event celebrates business, education and community through a gathering of exceptional talks, workshops, competitions, discussion and networking opportunities.  Ultimately, Lochaber Ideas Week is a catalyst to stimulate fresh initiatives and ventures, creating new connections and points of collaboration designed to enhance the area we live in.

 Attending Lochaber Ideas Week will allow you to become part of a diverse community of practitioners from Lochaber, the Highlands and the UK. Lochaber Ideas Week will offer a unique platform to share your ideas, hear ideas on the next big projects in our region and provides a multitude of opportunities. You won’t want to miss it!

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 Technologyin Boston – more details to follow soon!

What Business Wants – This event is brought to you by DYW West Highland – Book HERE

Inspiring Young Minds: An introduction to Mentoring – This event is brougt to you by DYW West Highland – Book HERE


Wednesday 15th November

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

Inspiring Creativity through Collaboration – Find out more and book HERE

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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Lochaber Tourism Day – Thursday 16th November 2017

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