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Interpretative Tools

Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (2022)
Interpretative Tools. In D. Buhalis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing
The entry focusses on a central activity, not only for visitor attractions, but for other leisure, tourism and destinations environments. Interpretation involves a variety of ...

Future trajectories for automated tourism and hospitality services

Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (in press)
Future trajectories for automated tourism and hospitality services. In S. Ivanov, & C. Webster (Eds.), Future tourism in a robot-based economy. Bristol: Channel View

Arion Art Group exhibition of current work

Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. Arion Art Group exhibition of current work. [Fine Art Painting and Drawing]. Exhibited at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. 15 June 2022 - 19 June 2022. (Unpublished)

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Todd, L. Arion Art Group exhibition of current work. [Fine Art Painting and Drawing]. Exhibited at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. 15 June 2022 - 19 June 2022. (Unpublished

The use of Volunteer Employed Photography within undergraduate assessment: An international field trip perspective

Presentation / Conference
Snell, S. (2022, June)
The use of Volunteer Employed Photography within undergraduate assessment: An international field trip perspective. Paper presented at Visual Methods & Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Edinburgh Napier University
Volunteer Employed Photography (VEP) has been used within tourism studies to better understand destinations and the way residents and visitors interpret and experience them. ...

Arts-based research and the intersected tourist gaze

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2022, June)
Arts-based research and the intersected tourist gaze. Paper presented at Future Visualities: Visual Methods & Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
There is an extant of research devoted to the ocular nature of tourism as a set of visual practices, and accordingly, to the tourist gaze thesis (Urry & Larsen, 2011). Within ...

Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK

Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (2022)
Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask, & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions. (3rd edn). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948-28
This chapter presents a case study that explores heritage interpretation within the context of Culloden Battlefield, UK. The case will initially consider the challenges and is...

Managing Visitor Attractions

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Fyall, A., Garrod, B., Leask, A., & Wanhill, S. (Eds.)
(2022). Managing Visitor Attractions. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948
Visitor attractions represent a complex sector of the tourism industry and are the catalytic focus for the development of tourism infrastructure and services. The third editio...

The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction

Book Chapter
Leask, A. (2022)
The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask, & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions. (3rd). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948-2
Visitor attractions play a vital role in the development and success of tourism destination. The aim of this chapter is first to define the terms ‘visitor attraction’ and ‘tou...

Engaging local residents as stakeholders in World Heritage Sites

Presentation / Conference
Leask, A. (2022, March)
Engaging local residents as stakeholders in World Heritage Sites. Paper presented at New Lanark: A living legacy Anniversary Conference, New Lanark, UK
This paper explores how local residents engage in the management of World Heritage Sites, with specific examples from New Lanark and Edinburgh Old and New Towns World Heritag...

So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain

Conference Proceeding
Anastasiadou, C., & McMillan, J. (in press)
So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain. In The Human Touch in Hospitality: 30th Council for Hospitality Management Education 2022
In existing tourism literature, there is a lack of understanding of the public values on the basis of which tourism is understood and the tourism public sphere is constructed....
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Failure to plan is planning to fail: An evidence informed approach to sustainable tourism planning

2022 - 2023
A comparative analysis between Ireland and Scotland which examines the extent to which local authorities plan for sustainable tourism. This study uses mixed methods, both content analysis and intervie...
Funder: British Academy of Management | Value: £3,999

Senior Visitors to Visitor Attractions

2017 - 2018
This project aims to develop a new and innovative structured visit programme focused on the needs and wants of this increasingly significant older population group. Specifically aimed at the over 75 y...
Funder: Edinburgh Innovations Ltd | Value: £9,972

Gastronomy and Creative Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism

2017 - 2017
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £50,266

12 Closes Community Co-design Project, Phase 1

2016 - 2022
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Funder: Edinburgh World Heritage | Value: £57,600

Channel Scheme - Egypt

2015 - 2017
The aim of the research is to investigate and analyze the ability of the tour guide in Egypt to achieve intercultural rapprochement between Egypt's and Spain's cultures depending on the guide's functi...
Funder: Egyptian Education Bureau | Value: £11,740

Destination Organisations in Scotland: types, issues and characteristics

2014 - 2015
The aim of this project is to carry out a comparative study of the adaptation of destination organisations to their policy and operating environment in Scotland and Denmark with the view of identifyin...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £585

Research in Scotland on the Water Business: Strathpeffer Spa c.1850-2014

2014 - 2017
To analyse the rise, decline, and rise again of Strathpeffer Spa, c.1850-2014. This project will provide insight into the history and development of a distinctive, business-related highland community...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,000

Qatar National Research Fund - Leveraging the 2022 Qatar World Football Cup for the promotion of green and active living. A multiple stakeholder evaluation of strategic options

2013 - 2016
Generate an audit of current activities of various Qatari based institutions (public, private and voluntary sectors) linked to the promotion of green and active living via events. Elicit constructive ...
Funder: Qatar National Research Fund | Value: £40,512

Strategic analysis for organisational growth

2009 - 2013
Edinburgh's festivals have traditionally been world renowned for their eclecticism. As their number grew and reach widened the coordination of the festivals became a complex and demanding organisation...
Value: £2,038

Regionalism & cooperation in tourism- S'th Africa

2008 - 2010
Regionalism & cooperation in tourism- South Africa
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,527
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A Critical Evaluation of the Factors that Influence Visitor Engagement with UK Slavery Heritage Museums: A Passive Symbolic Netnographic Study

2020 - 2023
Purpose: The aim of this research is to critically evaluat...
Mr Shemroy Roberts | Director of Studies: Dr Craig Wight | Second Supervisor: Prof Anna Leask

Barriers and Enablers to a Circular Economy in Small Island Destinations: The Case of the Orkney Islands, Scotland

2019 - date
Angelo Sciacca | Director of Studies: Dr Constantia Anastasiadou | Second Supervisor: Dr Gavin Urie

An investigation of university and employer perceptions of barriers and enablers of work based learning (WBL) partnerships in the tourism sector in Scotland

2015 - 2020
An investigation of perceptions of work base...
Dr Lynn Waterston | Director of Studies: Prof Paul Barron | Second Supervisor: Dr Matthew Dutton

Sustainable festivals and events - an enquiry of leadership and futures

2015 - 2017
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
Dr Martin Robertson | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Jane Ali-Knight

Journey into Higher Education: A study of postgraduate Indian students' experiences, as they make the educational journey, to a new teaching and learning environment in the UK

2014 - 2020
Dr Pauline Gordon | Director of Studies: Prof Paul Lynch | Second Supervisor: Dr Gerardine Matthews-Smith

The role of interactive technology in the co-creation of experience in Scottish visitor attractions

2014 - 2019
" As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
Dr Ellis Urquhart | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Dr Ivana Rihova

Heritage interpretation challenges and management issues at film-induced tourism heritage attractions: case studies of Rosslyn Chapel and Alnwick Castle

2011 - 2015
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
Dr Justyna Bakiewicz | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Paul Barron

Governance of protected areas: the case of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

2010 - 2016
Dr Stephen Taylor | Director of Studies: Dr Eleni Theodoraki | Second Supervisor: Dr Monika Foster

Customer retention through continuous improvement (CI), culture and customer service

2009 - 2013
Customer retention has long been considered an important element in achieving competitive advantage for business org...
Dr Barbara McCrory | Director of Studies: Dr Nick Pilcher | Second Supervisor: Dr Janice McMillan

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

2009 - 2011
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
Prof Jane Ali-Knight | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor

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Dark Tourism Research Symposium: Memory, Pilgrimage and the Digital Realm

Craiglockhart Campus
5 May 2022

An Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes. This public engagement with research initiative was delivered as part of Explorathon 2019: European Researchers' Night. It involved a participative drawing and collage activity where members of the local community were asked to contribute to an Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes

Whale Arts, Wester Hailes
28 September 2019

Festival Frontiers: The Festival City.

Edinburgh International Science Festival, Lomond Room, Pleasance, Edinburgh
9 April 2019

Visual Methods and Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research

The Business School
6 March 2019 - 5 June 2019

The Fringe - my BFF. Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interpersonal relationships metaphor is applied to some products, with them viewed as people – such as friends, partners, family members and even enemies. Since its origination in 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has grown in a relatively organic way to become the largest and most renowned festival in the world. My talk will consider if a phenomenon like the Fringe is considered in similar interpersonal terms by its consumers as they organise, attend, support, and participate in their various stakeholder roles, from audience members to performers, and beyond. I will discuss my research where I interviewed consumers about their relationships with the Fringe. I discovered that the Fringe is viewed in numerous interpersonal terms, from casual, childhood and best friendships; to marriages and flings; and even in darker obsessive terms. My research also uncovered that many relationships with the Fringe are life-long, change over time, and can impact upon important life decisions. What does this tell us about ourselves and how we relate to something which is neither another human being nor a valued product, but an experience?

Skeptics on The Fringe 2017, Edinburgh Skeptics Society, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
15 August 2017

Academics Online: Building your research profile in the digital age

The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
2 May 2017

DLP 2016 Open for Applications!

22 April 2016

Visual Methods and Ethnography Research Seminar and Workshop

The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
12 May 2015