From Dawn Black –
The Stonehaven Business Association and Tourism Group are excited to announce the release of the new Stunning Stonehaven Mobile App to complement our existing website which has also been expanded.
It is available now to download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The Stunning Stonehaven website and social media channels on Facebook and Instagram have been active since May 2019 and were established to help promote the town to develop and support the visitor economy by working with and promoting local business across the tourism sector.
Within our first year we were shortlisted for the 2019 Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards. We were fortunate to gain funding from the Scotland’s Towns Partnership Recovery and Resilience Fund which has enabled us to expand the website and create the App, developed by Our Community Hub, and get it up and running quickly.
With the Covid-19 crisis we recognised the need to review our strategies for the new future of the local economy and knew there was a need to focus on our local residents and their businesses as well as visitors needs, looking after and serving the local Stonehaven community.
The expanded website and app increase our reach from tourism related businesses to also include local community groups, sporting groups, local authority information, transport links, trades and churches to name but a few.
From the home page of the website and App all this complexity of information is a simple couple of clicks away. A one-stop shop for Stonehaven.
The App allows public organisations, social services, community groups and local businesses to communicate and interact with individuals directly as when people “Favourite” any listing they will receive notifications from it. Don’t want notifications? It’s easy to switch them off in the App.
Businesses and groups will receive an email from the support team to take ownership of their listing this week so they can take control of their content and add posts, deals and events into the What’s On section.
We invite and encourage everyone to download the new App to their phone and see all that Stonehaven has to offer, right on your doorstep.