THE STORY OF LETSGONORTH MEETS LETSGOSOUTH CONTINUES.
It is some years since Tina Irving launched LetsGoNorth meets LetsGoSouth.
There have been developments in Ireland, France and even Libya www.letsgoexploring.co.uk She has formed Rachel Carson Enterprises in Northern Ireland as an environmental company looking at sustainable tourism and environmental projects such as the North Highland Way, a route long awaited across the north of Scotland, and the Portadown to Newry Canal. She has met with considerable opposition from public services in Scotland for the former, and questions how Scotland could possibly become independent with such an attitude.
Tina moved to God’s country in 2016 and set up LetsGoWest in 2018 – the Hispanic Society of Carrickfergus which organises a Spanish week every year in Northern Ireland, and with contacts to the south. The Society is going from strength to strength with great support from the Irish. Meanwhile, the North Highland Way as it stands is becoming very popular, thanks to Tina’s efforts and those of some of the people in the North of Scotland, and, of course the Irish. However, it’s development as a multi use route which not only adheres to the EU Directives on Sustainable Tourism and Climate Change but the new company behind it continues to have problems with public services who want everything for free. Tina is grateful to those who have made financial commitments to the project, especially the Wild Orchid Guest House in Durness, McEwan Fraser in Inverness and Highlands Unbridled.
So, then, the company is a tripartite of Competa, which, it is hoped will become the first “green destination” in the Axarquia and its new business club with the support of Costa Women, the north of Scotland with the Friends of the North Highland Way, and Northern Ireland with the Hispanic Society of Carrickfergus. Focussing on historical and cultural links and walking, or any non motorised transport activities (covering the environmental remit) Rachel Carson Enterprises is bound for great things. With Libya, France and Lincolnshire soon to be in the mix, the possibilities are endless.
Tina is a member of the National Union of Journalists and also of the wonderful writing group, the Inkslingers in Dublin. She writes a short story every week, publishes it on here “project” web site www.tinasfreelance.com. She hopes readers will enjoy her sometimes “off the wall” humour. Meanwhile, she continues to work on her historical novel based in Ireland with links to Spain “Two Pairs of Blue Eyes” and hopes to publish in 2020. Watch this space!