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Outdoor Capital Activities and Attractions Expo open for tourism business

Frazer Coupland, CEO of Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, said: “Let’s work together to help our visitors do more, stay longer, come back again and recommend Lochaber to others!”


Lochaber Chamber of Commerce are set to bring the region’s tourism sector together at the Outdoor Capital of the UK Activities and Attractions Expo at the Nevis Centre, Fort William, on Monday 23 March 2020.  This free drop-in exhibition and networking event is primarily targeted at those in the hospitality and accommodation sector keen to keep themselves informed as to new, existing and evolving activities, attractions and events on offer for their visitors across Lochaber, as the 2020 visitor season picks up pace.


The Outdoor Capital of the UK Activities and Attractions Expo will provide the perfect opportunity for local tourism businesses to meet and develop working relationships with a wide range of activity and visitor attraction providers from throughout Lochaber. Attendees can drop in any time from 13:00 – 19:00 to chat, make connections and get clued up with all the fantastic activities their visitors can immerse themselves in and attractions they can visit while staying in the area.


Frazer Coupland, CEO of Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, believes this joined-up approach is a vital part of helping local tourism businesses prosper.  He said: “We want to make it simple and fun for everyone in local tourism to make connections and work together to encourage visitors to do more, stay longer and come back again.”


As part of its role as the hub of Lochaber business, Lochaber Chamber of Commerce also acts as the destination management organisation for Lochaber, promoting the area under the well-established ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ brand.


Frazer Coupland added: ‘‘We’re so lucky to have an amazing destination with such a huge range of activities and attractions for our visitors.


“Things change fast in tourism: new activities open, existing activities evolve and providers expand their services. Keeping up to date with what’s on offer is a fantastic way to enhance our visitors’ stay, but it’s not always that easy to keep on top of things. This Expo is a one-stop-shop to make sure that we all know as much as possible about what we can offer our visitors as we head into another great visitor season.”


Delegates at the Expo will also have the opportunity to find out how the innovative new marketing and events programme ‘West Coast Waters’ can help them promote and enhance their business during the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.  West Coast Waters and HIE will be providing informative business briefings throughout the day on making the most of the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.


The Outdoor Capital of the UK Activities and Attractions Expo is a FREE drop-in event. For more information go to


Please register to attend by booking here


If you run a tourism activity or attraction in Lochaber and would like to find out more and book a place as an exhibitor at the Expo, please give the team at Lochaber Chamber of Commerce a call on 01397 705 765.




Media contact

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E: [email protected]

M: +44 (0)7913 951717


Notes to Editors


Event: The Outdoor Capital of the UK Activities and Attractions Expo

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Time: 13:00 – 19:00

Venue: The Moorings Hotel, Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LY

Tickets: Free / Please register here:



Lochaber Chamber of Commerce

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is a fully affiliated member of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network, which together represents more than 12,000 businesses throughout Scotland.


Lochaber Chamber represents more than 200 businesses in Lochaber collectively employing 3500+ people across all sectors [c60% 15-64 age working population in Lochaber]. They work locally, nationally and internationally to support business from sole traders to international organisations.


Ultimately, Lochaber Ideas Week is a catalyst to stimulate fresh initiatives and ventures, creating new connections and points of collaboration designed to enhance Fort William and Lochaber, The Outdoor Capital of the UK, as a fantastic place in which to live, work and visit.


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