OCTO at the 2019 Visit Scotland Expo

  Last week Hazel (OCTO Manager) and Fidra (GTDC) represented OCTO at the 2019 Visit Scotland Expo. This event “offers the perfect opportunity for all companies within Scottish tourism to showcase their products and services to potential buyers from across the world.” With over 340 exhibiting companies and many more buyers, the expo is a … Continue reading OCTO at the 2019 Visit Scotland Expo

Group photo of the 13 scotgrad training almuni 2019 in Cromarty

Scotgrad Training Review

Collaborating with Scotgrad OCTO is collaborating with Highlands and Islands Enterprise via their Scotgrad scheme. This means financial and mentoring support to recruit a recent graduate for a year of employment. This scheme has many benefits, for one the wage is subsidised. This allows smaller social enterprises and companies to compete with larger organisations in … Continue reading Scotgrad Training Review

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Community Transport Association Scotland Conference 2018

This week Hazel (OCTO manager) and Lorraine (ODF coordinator) travelled down south to Edinburgh for the Community Transport Association’s Scottish conference. Community Transport Association is a national charity representing and supporting community transport providers across the UK. They work to champion accessible transport and connect groups who design inclusive solutions to enable them to share … Continue reading Community Transport Association Scotland Conference 2018

selfie of Fidra sym facing into the wind in front of the Peedie Sea

OCTO grows!

Hello from Orkney!   Greetings from the mysterious isles of Orkney! My name is Fidra. My namesake is also an island, in the much more southerly waters of the Firth of Forth. Like my namesake, I am not Orcadian. I grew up in the scenic hills of Perthshire and recently arrived on Orkney’s shores to … Continue reading OCTO grows!