New GPS Tour Guide for Edinburgh is an Innovation winner.

New GPS Tour Guide for Edinburgh is an Innovation winner.

Roam Edinburgh was awarded the prestigious Tourism Innovation Fund award from Scottish Enterprise (this week), for its new handheld guide to the city. The ceremony took place at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh and the award was presented by Jim Mather the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism.


Receiving his award, Paul Nixon, Owner of Roam Edinburgh was very excited to be recognised by Scottish Enterprise and commented, “Our new personalised walking tours have attracted a huge amount of interest and we are very excited to have received this award. Our new digi-guide combines personalised walking tours around Edinburgh, with commentary and GPS technology in an easy-to-use rentable handheld device. Flexible and customer focused, our guides can be collected from a city centre distribution point or delivered directly to customers’ accommodation.  It can also be downloaded to a GPS compatible mobile phone or similar handheld device.”

He continued, “This award really opens doors for us as a business, and the opportunity of having one to one mentoring sessions from top industry professionals is priceless for me. Their advice will really help us to explore new ideas and opportunities to expand the company”.

With tourism emerging as one of Scotland’s strongest business sectors during these difficult times the recognition given to companies who are chosen to receive the TIF award is important.