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April Industry Events


Visit Moray Speyside are delighted to be working in collaboration with Harper MacLeod on this lunchtime webinar.

Peter McLuckie and Ewan Stafford who are Senior Associates at Harper Macleod will be discussing “Business Resilience and Legal Risks”.

This webinar will be relevant for businesses coming out of the pandemic and / or trying to do some risk management while things are quieter. The speakers will aim to cover:

  • Customer & supplier contracts
  • Terms and conditions of business
  • Intellectual Property protection
  • Licensing
  • Employment risks

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Preparing to Reopen – With Fiona Campbell
Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers
Thursday 8th April 13:00 – 14:00
By Zoom

Fiona Campbell

As Moray’s self-caterers prepare to welcome visitors back, Visit Moray Speyside will be joined by Fiona Campbell, the CEO of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.

Fiona has spent much of the last year ‘at the coalface’ – lobbying government and fighting for the sector’s interests.

Fiona will be on hand to provide an update on sector developments, funding, reopening guidance and more.

You are welcome to submit questions in advance to info@morayspeyside.com


Preparing to Reopen – With Gordon Morrison
Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions
Friday 9th April 13:00 – 14:00
By Zoom

Gordon Morrison of ASVA

Visitor attractions are a key part of Moray Speyside’s tourism economy; from distilleries to activity centres, our attractions welcome thousands of visitors each year.

Visit Moray Speyside are delighted to be joined by Gordon Morrison, CEO of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions for a session which will provide re-opening updates and insights for visitor attractions large and small.

Gordon will be sharing some of the results from ASVA’s most recent survey of the attractions industry, will discuss ASVA’s ongoing lobbying activity and will examine some of the challenges the sector faces as we look towards recovery.

You are welcome to submit questions in advance to info@morayspeyside.com


Outdoor, Activity and Adventure – Preparing to Reopen with Victoria Brooks of Wild Scotland
Wednesday 14th April – 13:00 – 14:00
By Zoom

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Victoria and Wild Scotland have been tireless in representing the interests of the sector, securing key funding, lobbying government and informing the production of sector guidance.

Victoria will provide an update on sector developments, preparations for reopening and will be on hand to answer queries and questions from businesses operating outdoor activities of all types.

You are welcome to submit questions in advance to info@morayspeyside.com


56 Degree Insight – March 2021 Scottish Tourism index Webinar
Friday 16th April – 13:00 – 14:00
By Zoom

Whilst there is room for some optimism, the latest Scottish Tourism Index demonstrates that there are a number of challenges ahead to ensure home-base holidays (staycations) can provide the tourism industry with the much-needed boost it needs in 2021.

Visit Moray Speyside welcome our friends from 56 Degree Insight who will provide an update and overview of the most recent wave of the Scottish Tourism Index barometer of Scots residents’ views, attitudes and behaviours around holidays and tourism during the COVID pandemic.


Budget, Books, Brexit & Beyond!
With Johnston Carmichael
Thursday 22nd April – 13:00 – 14:00
By Zoom

Visit Moray Speyside will be joined by tax, accounting and financial planning specialists from Johnston Carmichael for a finance & budget focused update for tourism businesses and their owners. Johnston Carmichael will cover a range of subjects relevant to our industry from the VAT reduction for hospitality and tourism businesses, to government COVID funding, financial planning, tax changes, and the inevitable impact of Brexit.

You are welcome to submit questions in advance to info@morayspeyside.com