Spirit of the Highlands – photography and filming tenders advertised
On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland has this week advertised a tender and invitation to quote seeking creative filming and photography input to the Inverness Castle – Spirit of the Highlands project.
The tender and invitation to quote will contribute to Spirit:Journeys, a natural and cultural heritage initiative that will deliver many benefits for local communities, helping to unlock economic potential and improve visitor experiences across the region.
It is supported by a grant from the Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF) led by NatureScot and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Reflecting the Spirit of the Highlands theme, Spirit:Journeys will encourage people to visit sustainably all parts of the Highlands throughout the area.
The tender is for the production of multimedia assets such as film and accompanying photographic stills that can be used for marketing and promotional campaigns to promote the natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands on digital platforms, as well as digital and traditional media channels. These films will aim to engage visitors prior to and after their visits to the area.
The invitation to quote is for 1000 photographic stills reflecting the diverse natural and cultural heritage of the Highland and Islands based on the twin themes of the individual and the landscape. The images will be used in promotional material, online platforms and partner media channels for marketing and interpretive purposes.
The full notices are available on the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
The transformation of Inverness Castle is supported by £15 million Scottish Government and £3 million UK Government investment through the Inverness and Highland city region deal. It will create a gateway for Highland tourism, contributing to reinvigoration of tourism across the area and providing much needed investment for the industry to aid the recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will support economic growth throughout the Highland area, creating a sustainable, viable and “must-see” attraction that will celebrate the spirit of the Highlands.
The Inverness and Highland City Region deal is a joint initiative supported by up to £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and University of the Highlands and Islands, aimed at stimulating sustainable regional economic growth.