Organization profile

Organisation profile

Tourism expertise in the UK¿s outdoor capital

The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research (CRTR) is a recently established research centre at the School of Adventure Studies, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. It provides consultancy and research services in the following areas:

  • Adventure tourism
  • Nature-based tourism
  • Quantitative visitor surveys
  • Qualitative interviews and ethnography
  • Tourism strategy development
  • Marketing tourism products and services
  • European and national funding applications
  • Outdoor recreation

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festival Social Sciences
Tourism Social Sciences
tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
event Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
tourist Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
geography Social Sciences

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Projects 2015 2018

SAINT: Slow Adventure in Northern Territories

Taylor, S.


Project: Research

Research Output 2009 2019

Building the slow adventure brand in the northern periphery

Laven, D., Chekalina, T., Fuchs, M., Margaryan, L., Varley, P. & Taylor, S., 29 Nov 2019, The Nordic Wave in Place Branding: Poetics, Practices, Politics. Cassinger, C., Lucarelli, A. & Gyimóthy, S. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 76-90 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

political science

Rethinking Tourist Wellbeing through the Concept of Slow Adventure

Farkić, J. & Taylor, S., 8 Aug 2019, 5 p. Basel : Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Slow adventure in remote and rural areas: creating and narrating the tourism product

Farkić, J., Taylor, S. & Bellshaw, S. M., Nov 2019, Ethical and Responsible Tourism: Managing Sustainability in Local Tourism Destinations. Koscak, M. & O'Rourke, T. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 83-95 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

rural area

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk

Wild land, rewilding and repeopling

Jim Hunter (Speaker)
26 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Dykes on Bikes and the Long Road to Mardi Gras

Anna de Jong


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Student theses

Hospitality in Adventure Tourism: Being, dwelling, guiding

Author: Farkić, J., 4 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Varley, P. (Supervisor), Taylor, S. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)