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Samuel Howard
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HBR Aboyne

North East Adventure Tourism

The North East Adventure Tourism (NEAT) project is transforming Aberdeen City and Shire into a world-class destination for adventure activities and sports by developing high-quality, sustainable facilities & infrastructure and a dynamic industry cluster.

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What’s Happening

Annual Industry Event 2024

Join us as we bring together a range of adventure tourism stakeholders from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire to review the past year and look ahead to 2024 with a touch of international insight.

Industry Development
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A Report From the IMBA Europe Summit 2023

Earlier this year, the North East Adventure Tourism (NEAT) project was invited to Valposchiavo, Switzerland, to contribute to the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Europe Summit 2023.


Measuring Our Carbon Footprint

Sustainability is at the heart of the NEAT project – working with industry experts we have conducted a baseline assessment to help inform our practices moving forward.


NEAT is harnessing the region's natural assets, transforming a rapidly growing sector into a market-facing industry.

NEAT is growing inclusive, low-carbon adventure tourism, with the ambition to create up to 500 new jobs in rural areas and the city, delivering community and economic benefits and managing the region's natural capital sustainably. The private sector-led partnership approach is driving progress.

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NEAT Partners

The NEAT project was co-created by Opportunity North East with sector businesses, partners and stakeholders in the region. The development and delivery of NEAT is led by ONE with partners Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Scottish Cycling, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeenshire Council and VisitAberdeenshire. In October 2022, ONE secured £2 million of capital funding over two years for NEAT from the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund. This investment will move NEAT into implementation and enable construction to start on transformational community-led infrastructure projects.

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