Reviews

Strategic Study of Fife Harbours, commissioned by Fife Council.
This study provided an audit of Fife’s many harbours from a leisure perspective, considered demand, sailing in the context of the East Coast and the opportunities for further development.  It involved extensive consultations with owners, users and with organisations with an interest in coastal leisure.  An estimate of economic impact was made and a strategic plan was developed.  Anstruther, St Andrews and Tayport emerged as those locations with the best leisure potential.  This study revisited and updated that undertaken by Campbell Macrae Associates for Fife Council in 2003.

Review of Scottish Enterprise Support to Golf Tourism, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise Fife.
Scottish Enterprise and various local enterprise companies regard golf tourism as an important strategic asset and have supported it in a variety of ways. This piece of work sought to provide a review of all activity, including component projects, costs, partners, industry participants, strategic fit, and monitoring and evaluation.

An Assessment of the Local Produce Sector in Lomond and Rural Stirling, commissioned by Lomond and Rural Stirling LEADER+ Programme.
This review sought to identify and consult with local food and drink producers (and craft makers to a lesser extent) to assess the scope for joint projects and promotion. It considered various comparators, including a visit to learn how “Made in Cumbria” functioned. All consultees were invited to a workshop where the findings and recommendations were discussed. Various projects have been progressed subsequently, including a local directory.  We worked with Ian Hain Associates on this assignment.

A Strategic Review of Fife Harbours For Leisure Use, commissioned by Fife Council.
Fife has a large number of harbours and ports, many of which are owned by Fife Council. Many are of historic significance but are not currently well used and/or in need of repair. This study provided a comprehensive review of all 36  harbours/ports, including ownership, current use, technical issues, access, facilities, visiting vessels, etc. A scoring matrix was developed to provide an assessment of the leisure potential of each harbour/port. Key conclusions were drawn and various recommendations made.  Mackenzie Wilson Marketing provided input on the market context.