The purpose of the event was to toast being able to see one another in person, once again, to honour the resilience, determination and professionalism of ASSC members and to celebrate the vital role of self-catering in Scottish tourism. Also, to recognise the continuing hard work of the ASSC, ensuring that Scottish self-catering has a voice that is being heard by decision-makers at every level of government throughout the country, and to thank those who have supported us.
The event saw presentations from the ASSC’s Chief Executive Fiona Campbell, Rob Dickson, Director of Industry and Destination Development, VisitScotland, Marc Crothall MBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance and Cathy Craig, Chief Executive, Argyll & the Isles Tourism Co-operative.
The event was also attended by Fergus Murray, Head of Development & Economic Growth, Argyll & Bute Council, Councillor Mark Irvine, and Provost Maurice Corry, alongside partners and trade suppliers and, of course, Members of the ASSC.
Attendees were treated to spectacular whisky cocktails from North Star Spirits, canapes from Cu Mara Bistro, supported by Loch Fyne Oysters, Chrystal’s Shortbread and Tunnock’s.
Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said:
“It was truly wonderful to hold our first get-together event of the year and to see so many smiling faces in person. It was a true celebration, after the torrid time that the sector has endured and the challenges that we continue to face.
“I want to think our generous host, The Duke of Argyll, as well as all of our speakers, partners and attendees for making this event so much fun and so special. We are already planning the next one.”
Testimonials from Partners:
“”I loved the event… beautiful canapés, interesting people, casual format. Some great connections made. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic members and put names to faces. We will be happy to attend the next regional event and are here in the meantime to support ASSC Members” DM Hall
I had a great time at the event, it was by far one of the best events that I’ve attended” Zeal