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MSP Seeks More Affordable Houses in Rural Areas

News Release

Issued 16:15 Friday 24 August 2012

Angus North and Mearns MSP Nigel Don is calling for the construction industry and also planning authorities to look for new ways to build more affordable homes in rural communities. This could include the easing of planning restrictions on sites near small villages and towns in the countryside.

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The Royal Highland Show 2012!

On Thursday last week Oyster attended The Royal Highland Show, the show saw around 150,000 visitors over the whole weekend and despite the heavy rain, the show was great fun! The show gave us the chance to meet lots of people and we also found time to sample some of the delights in the food court! Read more

The Scottish Tourism Alliance 2020 Strategy Launch

At the start of this week we attended The Scottish Tourism Alliance Strategy 2020 launch.  The meeting was held at the impressive Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and saw around 200 attendees. The meeting heard from chairman, Stephen Leckie, Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Russell Imrie, an Edinburgh hotelier and Marc Crothall, the new CEO of the Scottish Tourism Alliance. Read more

Rural Housing in Aberdeenshire Event

June has been a very busy month for us; we’ve had many new enquiries and have been busy creating new promotional materials. Not only that, we have attended many interesting events – most recently we attended a rural housing event which was held in Aberdeenshire. Read more

Scottish Land & Estate’s Demo Day at Finzean House

At the start of the week we attended an event at Finzean House in Deeside. The event was run by Scottish Land and Estates and was delivered by Victoria Brooks from Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group. The event was primarily based on boosting your earnings  through country sports…. Read more

100th visitor to show site

This week we welcomed our 100th visitor to our show site in Killearn.  Landowner, Mrs McClafferty from Inverkip commented, ‘It’s not until you see the site in reality can you appreciate the quality of the build and the attention to detail that has gone in to the finishes, I was really impressed.”  Proof that seeing is believing!

Staycations – they’re here to stay

You can’t open a newspaper at the moment without discussions on the impact that ‘staycations’ are having on the UK economy. In 2011, 40 % of the UK population took their main holiday in the UK. Experts predict that the trend for staycations is set to continue in 2012, with others even arguing that it’s not just a trend but a global phenomenon which is here to stay… Read more