Fort William – the perfect cruise destination
(Ceann-uidhe foirfe airson curaitean-mara)
The Outdoor Capital of the UK, Lochaber Chamber of Commerce’s destination tourism brand, supported by the Highland LEADER programme, has put together a showcase video to promote Fort William as a port for Cruise liners.
Download the video from Dropbox: http://bit.ly/OCUKCruise2
Chris O’Brien, Lochaber’s Destination Manager, said: “We were delighted with the positive response our promotional video received at Sea Trade Europe in Hamburg and look forward to showing this and more of our Fort William and Lochaber location films to Cruise providers all over the world!
“We would like to welcome more cruise ships to our wonderful region and help connect passengers to their Outdoor Capital of the UK Adventure! Join us in Fort William for a warm Highland welcome. Thig còmhla rinn sa Ghearasdan airson fàilte bhlàth Ghàidhealach.”
The new video illustrates just how much Fort William and Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands has to offer, all within a 45 minute radius of the Fort William pontoons! This includes:
- Ben Nevis Distillery
- The Jacobite Steam Train (The Harry Potter Train)
- Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak!
- The Stunning Commando Memorial and Highbridge, site of the first shots fired in the Jacobite uprising
- Nevis Range, home to the UK’s only mountain side Gondola, The best mountain bike tracks in the UK, home of the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup.
- The Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase
- West Highland Museum
- The bustling shopping on Fort William High Street
- Spectacular seafood
- Wildlife safaris
- Steall Falls
- Spectacular walks for all abilities in incredible locations
- Rib tours of our lochs and glens
- Dinghy sailing on Loch Linnhe
- Iconic movie locations including: Skyfall, Harry Potter, Braveheart, Rob Roy and Highlander
- Arts and crafts using traditional highland methods
- The stunning West of Scotland coastline
- Ardnamurchan Lighthouse
- Spectacular castles
That’s just some of the incredible activities and locations on offer in the Outdoor Capital of the UK!
The Outdoor Capital of the UK will continue supporting the burgeoning cruise market with events at Lochaber Ideas Week 2017 and by promoting Fort William as a cruise destination at Conferences, Expos and through the brand’s highly successful social media strategy that has brought over 5 million video views and more than 300k likes, comments and shares since the digital marketing programme began in April 2017.
For more information on bringing a Cruise to Fort William please contact: [email protected]
For media enquiries for The Outdoor Capital of the UK please contact:
Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E: [email protected] |
M: +44 (0)7913 951717
About Fort William and Lochaber
Fort William is the largest town in Lochaber – the Outdoor Capital of the UK! It is located in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland at the foot of Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK (1344m) and on the northern shores of Loch Linnhe.
The Gaelic name for Fort William is ‘An Gearasdan’ – meaning The Garrison and was named after the Dutch King William of Orange around 1690. The Old Fort, whose remnants you can visit today, was a replacement for Old Inverlochy Castle that was built to guard the entrance to the River Lochy.
Fort William has a very unique location at the end of scenic Loch Linnhe with many historic and popular locations right on its mountain-step! These include travelling on the famous Harry Potter Steam Train, going to Aonach Mor and taking the only gondola ride up a mountain in the UK, climbing the amazing mountains and savouring the Dew of Ben Nevis.
There are a variety of shops and restaurants in the town centre for all tastes and requirements. It is also home to the fascinating Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre and the West Highland Museum where you can learn about the Commandos training in Achnacarry Estate before heading off to battle in WW2 or find out about the old Model T-Ford that was driven up and down Ben Nevis in 1911!
The Highland LEADER Programme
The Outdoor Capital of the UK promotional video is supported by the Highland LEADER programme. LEADER is part of The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.
To find out more about LEADER, go to www.ruralnetwork.scot/funding/leader
Filming and editing work carried by John Sutherland of www.steallmedia.com