Over the course of the next three years, the University of Aberdeen's SPOT project team, headed by Professor Claire Wallace (Chair in Sociology), will be studying the impact of both media tourism and COVID-19 on rural communities.
The University of Aberdeen's SPOT project team is one of the 15 participating research teams in this EU funded Horizon 2020 project. Using the acronym 'SPOT', the project's full name is “Social and Innovative Platform on Cultural Tourism and its potential on deepening Europeanisation”. The project is co-ordinated by Mendel University's (Brno, Czech Republic) SPOT team.
In Scotland, University of Aberdeen's SPOT project team will focus on three main media tourism attractions and their sorrounding communities: Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders, Doune Castle in Stirlingshire and Culloden Battlefield in Inverness. These three media tourism destinations have become attractions for admirers of Outlander and various novels written by Sir Walter Scott.
More information about the University of Aberdeen's SPOT team can be found here.
The main project's official site, as well as any relevant information updates and news can be found here.
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