OTCC Chair appointed to ETAG’s Tourism Strategic Implementation Group. 

OTCC welcomes the opportunity to Engage with ETAG.

This was initiated by Council Leader Cllr Adam McVey, when he asked Samuel Piacentini (OTCC Chair) to join the Tourism Strategic Implementation Group. 

Mr Piacentini said “I am delighted to accept Cllr McVeys invitation to join the Tourism Strategic Implementation Group.”

“While Old Town is the area that most affected by tourism activities in Edinburgh, my intention is to Engage the views of all residents in and around central Edinburgh.”

“I intend to achieve this by building on the strong foundations that are already in place between community councils in Old Town, New Town & Broughton, West End, Toll Cross and Southside.” 

“I truly feel this is a wonderful opportunity to ensure the views of residents are heard.”

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Old Town : according to the UK Census, 7,875 people lived in Old Town in 2011. However, with the proliferation of entire home short-term-lets since then, today’s population is closer to 6,000. For more details on the information provided by Old Town residents in the 2011 UK Census, please visit http://edinburgholdtowncc.org.uk/old-town-community-council-profile-produced-by-city-of-edinburgh-councils-planning-department-statistics-based-on-uk-census-of-27th-march-2011/

Old Town Community Council : OTCC’s primary purpose is to Engage with residents, to represent their views to The City of Edinburgh Council and elected Councillors through planning, licensing, consultations and deputations. For a summary of our ongoing Engagement during Covid-19, please visit http://edinburgholdtowncc.org.uk. In the spirit of reciprocity, OTCC looks forward to The City of Edinburgh Council Engaging more with us and, taking the views of Old Town residents on board.

OTCC Goals : Help OTCC prioritise our Goals at http://edinburgholdtowncc.org.uk/help-us-review-our-goals/

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group : ETAG’s role is to bring Edinburgh tourism businesses together, including transport and accommodation providers, attractions, venues, theatres, shops, bars, restaurants, conferences, events and festivals. For more information, visit www.etag.org.uk

The Tourism Strategic Implementation Group commissioned the Edinburgh 2030 Tourism Strategy and is now tasked with its implementation. Members include ETAG, Visit Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council. The full list of members is at https://www.etag.org.uk/edinburgh-2020/2020-sig/sig-members/

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