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.
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.
Tarland Trails Pittenderich project supports region’s ambition to be a leading adventure tourism destination.
Our cluster workshops bring those delivering in the adventure tourism sector together for bespoke training, insights and collaboration.
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.
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.