Scottish Tourism Month 2019 focused on future-proofing the industry, offering diverse perspectives on global, regional and local levels. #STM2019 events focused our thoughts on how to tackle the industry’s key challenges, sharing best practice, learning from others and finding ways to challenge our thinking. To recap, here are my 10 #STM2019 take-aways.Read More
If you are familiar with Dumfries and Galloway you will recognise it as a rural farming area, boasting luscious green fields with wildlife, nature and forestry in abundance. It attracts tourists looking to get away from the bustle and stress of busy city lives (in fact Dumfries and Galloway is the most densely forested area in the UK). However, hidden away from sight are some of the most surprising innovative businesses that are trading not only in the UK but also globally.Read More
I’ve always been interested in the practical side of computing; the ‘how do I use this’ aspect of programming. I want to know how I can use the technology to make an impact on whatever project I’m developing. I carry this through in my teaching so that I find ways to bring the student learning experience closer to what students need to know to work in a software development role after graduation.Read More
The challenges humanity faces, of which many are due to the ever-increasing population on the planet and our relentless demands on natural resources – energy, water, food, or our desire in greater numbers to travel faster and further, means we must find solutions urgently that address the vast levels of complexity they pose.Read More
As I write this, the rain drips down incessantly and peering at the grey sky fails to give me any hope of a ray of sunshine today. Slugs and snails are enjoying tasty feasts in my garden and my attempts at improving my golf are on hold for another few weeks.
But it is not all despair for the Scottish summer – there are lots of positive signs around!Read More
Scotland is an innovative and creative country and I am delighted through my role with Interface (based in Aberdeen), I can support local companies on their innovation journeys by connecting them into universities to help them solve their challenges and grow their business.Read More