The Wee House of Glenshee is a tea room, gift shop and visitor centre located right on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. They typically employ 3 or 4 local people and also buys stock from local producers and provides space for local artists to display their work.
Their primary trade is from overseas tourism from April - October. This year, like many businesses, they had to completely close due to COVID-19. Although they’ve now reopened, tourist trade from overseas remains very uncertain and they are worried about generating enough income. They would use money from REDS funding to target the Scottish tourism market to substitute foreign tourism trade.
The Wee House of Glenshee is another example of a business that has a hugely positive effect on the entire local community if we can help them to stay open.
We love hearing from businesses across rural Scotland, whether they are doing something exciting, in need of support that we can provide, or anything in between. We would particularly like to hear your stories of how the coronavirus crisis has affected your business and how REDS funding could help. We are featuring such stories on our social media pages. If you would like to share that with us please get in touch.