Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The skye times

The Portree VisitScotland iCentre has been open for nearly three weeks following its recent refurbishment.

The first VisitScotland iCentre to have been refurbished since the launch of the Spirit of Scotland campaign, Portree is leading the way in bringing #ScotSpirit to life for visitors. VisitScotland hope this refurbishment will increase the impact their iCentre has on the visitor economy, encouraging locals and visitors alike to stay longer and spend more on Skye, and across the Highlands.

The upgraded iCentre features free Wi-Fi, an upgrade of digital facilities, local and national wall maps and large scale wall graphics to ensure visitors receive an optimal experience, and the best information and inspiration.

In the first fortnight following the reopening, more than 11,000 visitors entered. Ticket sales have been up more than 7% and retail sales up 65% on the same period last year.

The iCentre provides a dedicated area for local businesses’ promotional literature, and new zoning has also been introduced to assist visitors with finding everything they need.

 

Last year saw 151,000 visitors enter the iCentre.

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