We are really pleased to announce that we have secured funding from Wigtown Festival Company to take part in the Spot-lit Literary Tourism Product Innovation Programme, along with nine of our colleagues around Dumfries and Galloway. The programme, starting April 2020, will run for a year and will support each of the local businesses to develop new literary tourism products, engaging with the region’s many literary assets from Robert Burns in Dumfries to Dorothy L Sayers in Gatehouse of Fleet. The programme includes financial investment as well as business mentoring for each of the participating businesses.
The project at Ellisland is in partnership with the Burns attractions in Dumfries and its main aim is to signpost visitors to the various sites and help them discover the full ‘Burns in Dumfries’ story. Given the current lockdown, this project is a vital part of our recovery plan, by delivering a co-ordinated approach to promoting our fantastic Burns venues.
More information about the projects can be found here.