Geotourist is supporting the Year of Coasts and Waters with Sail Scotland, through a series of trails around the coast. The programme is designed to celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland’s coasts and waters.
A new digital audio tour, which visitors can download from the Geotourist app to their smartphones will help them embrace the experience from two fresh perspectives: the waters of the west coast and the tops of a series of Munros.
Curated by Sail Scotland, the tour is an innovative take on coastal tourism and is made all the more unique with double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson OBE narrating. Shirley is the first British woman to win two Olympic gold medals at consecutive games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, and both Sail Scotland and Geotourist are delighted with Shirley’s narration.
CEO of Sail Scotland, Alan Rankin said, “The notion of swapping sailing boots to combine sailing and Munro bagging is perhaps the very best way to experience the stunning coastlines and landscapes that Scotland is renowned for around the world. Many of Scotland’s iconic yacht moorings and sheltered bays are at the foot of our great mountains and hills and bagging a Munro from sea level adds another dimension. We are delighted to be working with Geotourist as a partner throughout the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.”
The Geotourist and Sail Scotland digital audio trail brings together storytelling and tourism promotion to showcase Scotland’s coastal waters and world-class scenery. The tour offers sailing visitors a fresh perspective as they travel up the west coast, transforming a beautiful beach into the Silver Sands of Morar and allowing them to immerse themselves in the world around them. For landlubbers, the tour shows that there is another angle to enjoy the coast and islands from and hopefully to make them feel confident enough to consider a future sailing holiday in Scotland.
The tour will start at the foot of the majestic landscape of Glencoe and encompasses Oban, Mull, Mallaig, Skye and Iona. The route takes sailors and armchair sailors on an adventure to take in some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Using GPS technology, the app pinpoints where users are and triggers content as they pass by points of interest, although the tour can also be enjoyed remotely via the app or website version from anywhere in the world.
CEO and Geotourist, Shaon Taluker, who created the Geotouirst concept said, “We really have taken the audio tour concept to the next level and we are absolutely delighted and would like to thank Shirley Robertson OBE for her narration. This ‘sail trail’ perfectly complements the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 and empowers visitors to explore this most stunning coastline and complete a few Munros while they’re at it!”
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