Development plan

Tina Irving is an experienced project manager from financial services. The North Highland Way as a sustainable tourism platform was her brainchild. The North Highland Way had been mooted for some time.

When she lived at Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the UK mainland, she developed the Caithness and Sutherland Walking Festival which was a partnership between the Forestry Commission, the Highland Council, SNH, the RSPB, the Caithness Waybaggers and the Sutherland Walking Group.

She and her partner, Brian Sparks, ran a bed and breakfast and tea room for 16 years, and Tina worked tirelessly with the local community as well as the business world to bring about projects.

Tina also proposed “Hands Across the Firth” Projects and can be seen on video at a conference on Orkney.

Scottish Rural Development event 2010
Belfast – A city imagining… Tina imagines a trail following the Spanish Armada.

Selected readers can download the consultation document by Rachel Carson Enterprises here. You will need a Google Account to access.

Output from the meeting on 12th June 2019

Coming soon… input to the Skilled Workforce event on 21st June

We went to this great event, and talked to the head of Translink. He said they were looking at a tourism trail, we suggested to him, and the lovely man in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council that we should name it something appropriate to do with the Spanish Armada trail…. watch this space.

There are couple of Spanish related surveys going around as well. Check out the Empire Bar in Botanic on a Tuesday night, or input into our own surveys at

Instituto de Cervantes

Pilgrims office for Northern Ireland

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