Rural experiences, innovation, tourism and technology

Following our adventures last year in Nordic food and health, this year we are throwing ourselves into technology and innovation for tourism and places. 

Fed up of a traditional approach to place regeneration we have now started our own time travel project located in Girvan in the south west of Scotland. We are delighted to work with local charity Girvan Town Team to progress our explorations into new technologies for places. Read more about our project .

Our interest in technology for towns and tourism has already generated interest from tech companies in other places and we are delighted to be the Scottish trial partner for Blippar, the visual discovery app which uses augmented reality, machine learning and artificial intelligence to bring the physical world to life through smartphones and wearables.

Another key interest of Tartan Jigsaw is the Business Improvement District model (BIDs). We are delighted to be a practitioner with BIDs Scotland and we are currently testing and developing the Scottish model on the Isle of Arran. Read more about this initiative

During 2017, Tartan Jigsaw developed a unique partnership with Listen Up, a well-respected Scottish business that provides measurement for customer experience and satisfaction. In October, the Destination Optimisation Tool was launched at the Scottish Parliament as part of the Scotland's Towns Reception. Read more about this exciting new way to measure your town's performance

Whether identifying new augmented reality offers for Scottish towns, building tourism destinations or helping BIDs to make the most of their resources, we are keen to share our straightforward way of working with others looking to create better places.