The 106th Maclean Highland Gathering massed band display, led by former Maclean man, Senior Drum Major David Booth.
The 106th Maclean Highland Gathering massed band display, led by former Maclean man, Senior Drum Major David Booth. Debrah Novak

Gather up tourists with events

MACLEAN businesses are looking forward to a busy couple of weeks.

Easter will always boost the number of shoppers moving around town, and we also have the highly successful

Highland Gathering which brings a considerably higher number of tourists into the town.

We can only hope that this year's rainfall quota has been achieved and we end up with a dry gathering.

Maclean is not necessarily recognised as a tourist destination and these events are critical for bringing new blood to the town.

A big achievement for the chamber has been the refurbishment of the Southern Highway sign.

This was made possible with the joint co-operation of the Scottish Town Committee and the chamber.

The sign was completed by the Scottish Town Committee and its point of difference has really created a lot of interest with the travelling public.

The chamber held its AGM on Monday, April 11, and Ed Munday was elected president with Denise Worrill elected vice-president.

Alan Sams was re-elected as secretary and Jo Worboys was re-elected treasurer.

A recent survey that was distributed out to all business people, asking where they believe the best location for a super-market would be.

The survey has been finalised and the results are as follows: out of 130 emails sent out there were 74 responses; 67% of those preferred the car park, 18% preferred the Telstra site, and 15% preferred the Church St site.

The next chamber meeting will be a breakfast meeting to be held on May 10.

It will be at a venue to be decided.



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