Welcome to Argyll and the Isles Apps


Welcome to the Argyll and the Isles App news page.  You will find some of the best tourism industry news from around Argyll and the Isles right here.  We’re always looking for new stories so if you have something interesting or unusual to share or if you just want to shout about how great your business is then just let us know!  You can submit your story to us by email at info@marineblastmultimedia.co.uk

While you’re here have you checked your listing on our app?  You can do this by clicking on the CHECK LISTING box below.  South App  or North App

Since the launch of the app all our listings have been free.  However, we are a business and from early 2013 our pricing structure will be: Continue reading

Fyne video for Fyne Ales!


Marine Blast Videos recently ran a competition on Facebook and Twitter offering a website video as a prize. Congratulations went to Cairndow’s Fyne Ales and the company today (Friday 17 May) received their prize, just in time for this weekend’s Loch Fyne Food Fair.

The competition asked just one question, how would a website video help your business? Responses came from across the country but it was Fyne Ales, entered by Marketing and Export Manager Brent Raynor, who were the lucky winners.

Part of Dunoon based company Marine Blast Multimedia, Marine Blast Videos specialise in making affordable website videos for the marine and tourism sectors. This is another strand of Marine Blast Multimedia’s portfolio of digital media companies which also includes Argyll and the Isles Apps. At the heart of the company is the recognition of the importance of digital media marketing for businesses. Continue reading

Argyll and the Isles Apps – changing the way we do tourism, forever

It’s a bold claim, but Argyll and the Isles Apps is confident that this year Argyll and the Isles will lead the rest of the country when it comes to mobile tourism with the launch of a new video website. This is the latest development in the organisation’s aim to deliver the most powerful toolkit possible to promote your business.

Developed by Marine Blast Multimedia, the company behind Argyll and the Isles Apps, the Marine Blast Videos website is aimed at the marine and tourism sectors. And this is no new development. Since its launch almost two years ago, Marine Blast Multimedia has grown its Marine Blast Directory Apps into the largest marine directory in the UK. With views of its videos on its dedicated YouTube channel standing at almost 730,000, producing videos for other businesses seems a natural progression. Continue reading

BBC Stargazing Live National Event West Kintyre Stargazers are holding an event at the Putechan Hotel

“As part of the BBC Stargazing Live National Event West Kintyre Stargazers are holding an event at the Putechan Hotel to encourage everyone, from the complete beginner to the enthusiastic amateur, to make the most of the night sky.
This event will be led by astrophysicist Dr Alec MacKinnon of Glasgow University. The young enthusiasts can take delight in participating in the “Comet Club” in the Rock Room where various astro based activities will be held including virtual startgazing, cosmic face paint and more. This event however is not just for kids there will be a range of activities throughout the afternoon for all ages including interesting talks from various enthusiasts.

Furthermore, at around 3.30pm there will be a home-made rocket launch! Please encourage the kids to make and decorate their own rockets that they can then bring along on Sunday. The rockets are fuelled by only water and an effervescent Vitamin C tablet, so are safe, though they do pack a punch. In the BBC Stargazing event pack they suggest using the plastic tube the vitamin c tablets came in, but if they can be found, 35mm camera film tubs can also be used. We will provide the rocket fuel.
So dust down those telescopes and join in for some cosmic based fun! Why not do something a little different for the day and see what the night sky can bring you!

Event starts at 3pm at the Putechan Hotel

Argyll and the Isles Apps help celebrate Year of Natural Scotland 2013

To help make sure the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 gets off to a flying start, Argyll and the Isles Apps has just launched its ’50,000 Reasons to Visit Argyll and the Isles’ project with a promotional video.

The video explains how you can become part of this project by uploading your photos onto the app. This will, by the end of 2013, become a snapshot of how we worked and played, where we visited and what we did. So if your favourite day out is spent on a beach eating ice cream or discovering one of our many castles you can show the world! Continue reading

Marine Tourism – You need to know where to get vital marine services – just incase

Marine Blast Marine Directory Scotland App – all you need when you’re out on the sea…

Whether you’re a first time sailor or an old sea dog, if you’re visiting Scotland next year you need Marine Blast’s Marine Directory Scotland App.
Listing everything from chandlers to marinas and events to marine insurance you‘ll find it all in this app.

So whether you’re a serious sailor, competitor or one of the growing band of marine tourists make sure you download this app and make sure your holiday goes without a hitch.
Marine Blast Marine Directory Scotland App – keeping you conected where ever you are.

Argyll and the Isles – see our new video!

Argyll and the Isles – see our new video!

With mobile tourism on the increase you need to make sure your business is visible to the people who matter – your customers. That’s why we created our Argyll and the Isles Apps because stunning scenery just isn’t enough anymore. Tourists want to know exactly what’s available for them when they’re here and they do that via their mobile phones.

To show you why you need to be listed we’ve just launched our Argyll and the Isles Apps video. You can check it out above.
Don’t be ‘Scotland’s best kept secret’, let your potential customers know why they should book either accommodation, activities, moorings or simply a table for dinner with you and not someone else.

Make sure you can be found and tap into the mobile market.

Argyll and the Isles Apps – Delivering mobile tourism to Argyll and the Isles.

Dear Santa – Could I have FREE Ferry tickets Please?

Portavadie Marina
Make Christmas and extra special one this year with a break to Portavadie Marina and enjoy free ferry tickets.

23rd to 27th December Cottages £400 (2 bedrooms) or
Luxury Apartments from £600 (2 bedrooms).
27th to 30th December Cottages £290 (2 bedrooms) or
Luxury Apartments from £400 (2 bedrooms).

Free ferry ticket from Gourock to Dunoon/Tarbert to Portavadie – 1 car or enjoy a passenger day trip to Tarbert for a family of 4. Terms and Conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Email facebook@portavadiemarina.com to book.