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Visitor centre works with Business Gateway to ensure its safe reopening

Unsure on how to navigate the sudden closure of their museum, the team behind the Scottish Crannog Centre turned to Business Gateway for support.

About the business

Established in 1997, the Scottish Crannog Centre is a unique visitor experience based on the banks of the picturesque Loch Tay.

Visitors to the centre can experience what life was like for pre-historic Scots who lived in Crannogs, a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland. Museumgoers are transported back thousands of years through demonstrations of textiles, cooking and ancient crafts & technologies before being given the chance to paddle in one of the museums replica logboats.

The support the Scottish Crannog Centre has received from Business Gateway over lockdown has been superb. It’s been reassuring knowing we can get in touch any time and it very much feels like we are all in the same team, just a big well done and an even bigger thank you!

How Business Gateway has helped

The Scottish Crannog Centre had been working with Business Gateway prior to the coronavirus outbreak, before receiving specialist HR support and briefings on the rapidly evolving situation during lockdown. This package ensured the business was in a stronger position to manage the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 and was able to safely reopen in August 2020.

Mike Benson, Director, The Scottish Crannog Centre said, “The support the Scottish Crannog Centre has had from Business Gateway over lockdown has been superb. It’s been reassuring knowing we can get in touch any time and it very much feels like we are all in the same team, just a big well done and an even bigger thank you!”

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What’s next?

The Scottish Crannog Centre has recently unveiled plans to expand after submitting plans to purchase 12 acres of land on Loch Tay.

This project will see the addition of multiple crannogs, an Iron Age village and create 35 new jobs at the rural beauty spot. They have also recently taken on five apprentices.

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