Previous projects

Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme ‘Slow Adventure’ Project

Slow Adventure in Northern Territories (SAINT) brought together 11 partners in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Finland and Northern Ireland in a €1.7 million, trans-national project that finished in April 2018. The overall objective was to help SMEs to develop collaborative tourism products or packages and extend their market reach to new consumer groups.

For more details on this award-winning project contact sara.bellshaw.whc@uhi.ac.uk, or see either www.saintproject.eu or https://www.facebook.com/slowadventureinnorthernterritories/

Nevis Landscape Partnership

The team had a support and survey role to play in this five-year Heritage Lottery Fund project which started in 2014.  The project is wide-ranging in scope, but, among other things, seeks to encourage better engagement with the Nevis landscapes and to sustainably maximise the value of this natural resource.  For details, see http://www.nevislandscape.co.uk/.

Gastronomy: Researching Scotland’s food heritage

‘Gastrocert’ was a research project examining the touristic promotion of local gastronomy as an avenue in which to enhance Scotland’s cultural, social, environmental and economic sustainability. The 30-month, Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project saw the centre work with academic partners undertaking complementary research into the development of local gastronomic regions in Sweden, Spain and Italy. Applied in its administration, Gastrocert aimed to determine entrepreneurial avenues, as well as the potential challenges, in encouraging the touristic promotion of local-regional food systems across Scotland, and in particular within the context of the Highlands and Islands.

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland: Review of Mountain Biking Developments and Potential Opportunities in Scotland

The Centre completed a two-part mountain biking project: first, a review of Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland over its first three years of operation and an assessment of progress in delivery of the objectives and key targets of the mountain biking national framework; second, a research exercise that informs recommendations for the development of mountain biking in Scotland, including undertaking focus groups and both qualitative and quantitative face-to-face interviews.