Coigach Consulting is led by Alan Rankin who has served on a number of tourism strategic advisory groups, led tourism destination initiatives, managed public/private funded projects, BID development and five star visitor attraction. Alan brought innovation to the industry through the introduction of Scottish Tourism Week, digital workshops, local business barometer surveys and the introduction of the Coigach ‘Destination Developer’ tool kit. Alan Rankin profile here

What we do:
Tourism Growth Planning – Destination Development – BID Projects
Feasibility Studies – Strategic Reviews –
Organisational Change – Project Management

1Coigach (A’ Chòigeach pro. Coy-gach) today refers to the peninsula or “beyond the big rock” north of Ullapool. The highest summit is Ben More Coigach, 743 metres. Coigach Consulting will help clients reach successful outcomes “beyond” obstacles or challenges of any “big rock.”

2 Alan’s roles include: Project Manager for Scottish Marine Tourism Strategy, project led the Crieff BID to ballot success and is providing consultancy support services to public and private sector clients across area tourism destination strategy developments, business feasibility studies, tourism retail development and advisory support to governmental industry submissions.

3Alan Rankin is an experienced operator within the tourism sector having successfully directed and led business membership organisations, five star visitor attractions, conference, retail and catering activities. Alan is recognised as one of Scotland’s leading destination development innovators. Alan has operated at Chief Executive level for 20 years and at national strategic level in Scottish tourism for 15 years.

4LinkedIn endorsement: “Alan’s leadership and management of the Aviemore and Cairngorms DMO ensured that organisation’s success and set a benchmark of excellence for DMOs in the UK. I would recommend Alan for help in any area regarding tourism’s interface with local communities and businesses and customers and establishing and managing DMOs.”