Re-ballot 2019

On March 7th 2019 VisitInvernessLochNess levy paying members will have the opportunity to vote on whether-or-not the organisation continues for a second five year term.

  1. These pages set out the following:
  2. The timeline of activity through to re-ballot day
  3. Member consultation schedule: Member consultation documents – a) the initial member survey b) the Next Steps summary document
  4. BID legislative requirements for a successful re-ballot


VILN Re-ballot Timeline

  1. June 2018 – November 2018: Member consultation
  2. 24th January 2019: Business Plan and ballot papers sent out to members
  3. 7th March 2019: Ballot day
  4. 8th March 2019: Count and declaration of ballot result


Member Consultation Schedule

To ensure that the 2019-2024 Business Plan best reflects the initiatives that members wish VILN to deliver, over the coming months we will undertake consultations with members based on the Next Steps document which summaries the finding of the member survey. These consultations will take the form of one-to-one consultations, open meetings and drop-in sessions. The initial meetings are scheduled as follows:

June 2018

19th June, 12.30 - 14.30, Drumnadrochit Hotel, Drumnadrochit
21st June, 12.30 - 14.30, Waterside Hotel, Inverness
27th June, 12.30 - 14.30, The Lovat Arms, Beauly

Drop-in meetings:
26th June, 11.30 – 13.30, Morag's Lodge, Fort Augustus
28th June, 11.30 – 13.30, The Gun Lodge Hotel, Ardersier

We would be delighted if you were able to attend one of these meetings. If so,it would be appreciated if you could let us know by e-mailing Sharon at

If you are unable to attend, don’t worry there will be other opportunities – more dates for September and October will appear here early in August.


Member consultation documents

The Next Steps document - Download here


BID legislative requirements

For VisitInvernessLochNess Tourism BID to be successful at the re-ballot on March 7th 2019 the following criteria must be met:

  • A minimum 25% turnout by ‘headcount’ is achieved
  • A minimum 25% by rateable value is achieved
  • Of the votes received, a numerical majority by ballots must vote in favour
  • Those voting in favour must represent a majority by rateable value of the rateable properties exercising their vote




The current 2014-2019 Inverness and Loch Ness Tourism BID Business Plan is available online. To download your copy click here.

To download a pdf of the 2014-2019 Business Proposal, please click here.



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