Conference to be hosted in Western Isles

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The International Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable (EIMR 2014) conference has joined the Partners Programme for Homecoming Scotland 2014.

The International Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable conference is the major forum for global researchers and professionals to come together and present their latest research results for wave and tidal stream energy devices.

It will take place in the Outer Hebrides from April 30th to May 2nd.

Events which join the Partner Programme of next year’s Homecoming Scotland benefit from a range of promotion and marketing through VisitScotland both internationally and in the UK supported by a £1.75m destination campaign.

Alan Mackenzie, VisitScotlands Islands Manager, said: “I am thrilled that the EIMR 2014 has joined the Partner Programme to help them make Homecoming Scotland 2014 a year to remember in the Hebrides.

“The eyes of the world will be on Scotland next year and every one of us needs to play our part in showing off our magnificent region on the global stage.

“This fantastic event along with our other Homecoming events will help position the Outer Hebrides as dynamic and creative with a rich history, traditions and culture.”

Fergus Ewing, Tourism Minister added: “Scotland is a modern, dynamic nation with a rich heritage, a global reach and confident of our place in the world.

“People from across the globe with an affinity to Scotland as well as those without are invited to join the celebration in 2014 when Scotland Welcomes the World.

“The Year of Homecoming 2014 will extend the benefits and opportunities offered by the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup.

“Our culture programme will be an inspiring showcase of the best of Scotland that reinforces our international image as a land of creativity and innovation. 2014 will create a lasting legacy for the visitor economy.”