Location: M G Alba, Stornoway
Time: 09:00am - 05:00pm
Cost: Free

Preparing your product for the international cruise market - Lewis and Harris

Prepare your business - cruise market opportunities are coming to Lewis and Harris.

Due to the high demand for this workshop that was delivered on the 8th this is a repeat workshop for those who missed out on a place.

Cruise tourism offers potentially significant benefits for a number of businesses operating in key cruise destinations in the Highlands and Islands. To help businesses maximise their opportunities, we’re running a workshop in partnership with Stornoway Port Authority and Outer Hebrides Tourism focusing on routes to market for local businesses, including tourism, food, and craft.

This workshop following on from the cruise market opportunites in Lewis and Harris Information session held on the 7th Nov is designed to help businesses understand the market and how to access it. It is an intensive workshop with limited places aimed at businesses looking at product development or adaptation specifically for the cruise market.

Book your place now and learn how the cruise sector works and how your business can prepare to make the most of opportunities arrising!


Date: Thursday 21st November 2019
Time: 9.30am - 5pm (lunch included)
Venue: Stornoway Venue details TBC

Who should attend?

Enterprises seriously considering new product development or adaption for the cruise market.

Maximum of two individuals per company.

What’s involved?

  • Cruise market analysis
  • How to raise your company profile through the internet and social media
  • Available help and support
  • Producing an individual action plan with one-to-one support to help your company develop an International Cruise Tourism Action Plan
  • One-to-one time with a specialist

Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to gain insight into this growing market - join us by reserving your place now!

For more international trade information:

These events are partly funded by both HIE and ERDF under the European Regional Development Fund Scotland Programme 2014-2020. It is therefore essential that you fully complete the application form, please. Failing to do so, might compromise your participation.

*The workshop is free of charge but is a form of EU State Aid and counts towards your overall De Minimis Aid allowance. Each company is allowed a total of €200,000 in De Minimis Aid over a three-year period (with a lower limit for fisheries and some other categories).

‘We wish to make you aware that there may be photography and/or video footage taken at this event, which will be used to promote Highlands and Islands Enterprise. If you do not want your photo to be taken or to be filmed, please let the event organiser know in advance of your photograph being taken. HIE’s full privacy statement is available to view online (’