The Scottish Islands Passport (SIP) was due to launch across 73 islands this year to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters and, whilst the global pandemic has forced the team to postpone these plans, they have still been working away from their island home to develop something that will help more people explore more of Scotland’s islands for more of the year once we return to calmer waters.

Working with Promote Shetland and Shetland Islands Council, the job-share Project Managers have released a test version of the SIP app covering most of the Shetland Isles. If you are in Shetland already, or planning a trip to the islands in 2021 and beyond, you are welcome to download the free app in return for giving the team some feedback when the user testing phase finishes on 5th November.

The feedback will be used to make sure the app is as good as it can be for the eventual national launch so the team can encourage sustainable tourism and support island tourism businesses once we are through these turbulent times.

You can find out more and download the app here.

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