The Stow Community Trust hold monthly board meetings to report on the work of the Trust and it’s members.
SCT was delighted to hear that Stuart Jeffrey’s application for funding from Scottish Borders Council’s Community Grants Fund to fund the development of walking in Stow has been successful. Stuart has been awarded £5,000 to fund the mapping and advertising of local walks around Stow. Great news for all of us. So well done to Stuart and Fiona, it is good to see their work being recognised.
More good news is the recent launch of a brand new app that has been created to for the Scottish Borders and Midlothian to market the area and encourage people to visit this amazing part of Scotland. SCT will be looking at how we can use the App to put Stow on the map. https://www.mbtag.uk/mbtag_toolkit/scotland-starts-here-tourism-app/
Bob Howarth represented SCT at a recent Conference held in the Peebles Hydro. It was organised by the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership Board. A core theme of the conference was how to tackle the “invisibility”of the Scottish Borders as a tourism destination. It was an opportunity to hear about some of the exciting work that is going on in this area and consider how it links to the work that we’re taking forward with the Station House here in Stow.