Children get insight into tourism industry career
Children are being encouraged to pursue a career in tourism as part of a project highlighting what Moray offers to visitors.
The scheme has been celebrated at an event at Milne’s High School in Fochabers, which brought together ambassadors from the region’s attractions.
Manager at Moray Speyside Tourism, Laurie Piper, said one potential perk of the initiative would be encouraging youngsters to remain in Moray to follow their career. He said: “The project isn’t just about making sure that pupils studying tourism have accurate information to learn from, it’s about showing young people that they can have a sustainable, rewarding and career in tourism here.
“Hopefully at least some of the young people will decide to live and work here in Moray, helping the industry to flourish.”
Representatives of Gordon Castle at Fochabers, Aberlour’s Dowans Hotel, the Station Hotel in Rothes, the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay, the Craigellachie Hotel and Moray Firth Tours all shared words of wisdom with pupils.
And they are planning to carry out similar presentations at other schools across the area.
Earlier this year, staff from VisitScotland and Moray Speyside Tourism worked with a group of S3 pupils at Milne’s High School. Milne’s geography teacher, Stuart Kennedy, added: “As teachers without the direct experience of the travel and tourism sector, we have benefited from the input of the people who know best; those working within the industry.”
PAST AND PRESENT: Pupil Abby Watson holds a model dolphin skull from a tourism attraction, alongside project supporters Jennifer Kelly, Sarah Baxter, Cameron Young, David Ross, Laurie Piper, Jo Robinson and Alison Rose