Oswestry Borderland Tourism (OBT), Oswestry’s not-for-profit tourism group, celebrated one year since the launch of the Oswestry Tourism Ambassador Scheme, with a social event held at the Wynnstay Hotel on Monday evening, (March 20).

Graham Mitchell, vice chairman of OBT, and joint creator of the scheme said he was delighted that almost 50 people have signed up to the free scheme in the first year. He went on to say, “The evening was an opportunity to congratulate all the Ambassadors, attended also by the deputy Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Veronica Lillis, who kindly presented the Gold Ambassadors with their badges and certificates.”

Lee Lucks, chairman of OBT, went on to say: “We are thrilled that not only have our staff in the Tourist Information Centre achieved Gold awards but also local attractions such as Cambrian Heritage Railways and Oswestry Town Council are taking part too. We hope that there will be many more Tourism Ambassadors joining us over the next year and we would love the scheme to go Shropshire wide similar to the Welsh scheme.”

The Oswestry Tourism Ambassador scheme is a free online opportunity to learn more about Oswestry and the surrounding area. It is especially relevant to anyone working in the tourism sector but is also a fun way to find out some fascinating facts about the town, the area, and its people, so for anyone who loves Oswestry.

Local businesses and members of OBT have also been invited to the event as the latest 2023 Oswestry Town heritage maps and mini guides will be launched. Sponsored by Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry Business Improvement District, 60,000 guides have been printed which will be distributed UK wide to invite new visitors to the area.

Oswestry Borderland Tourism is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. Supported by Oswestry Town Council, the group promotes Oswestry and The Borderlands to new and returning visitors.

For further information on the Oswestry Tourism Ambassador Scheme, please visit our website https://www.visitoswestry.co.uk/oswestry-ambassador/

Veronica Lillis Deputy Lieutenant and Mayor, Councillor Jay Moore.

Veronica Lillis Deputy Lieutenant and Dave roll from Cambrian Heritage Railways.

Veronica Lillis Deputy Lieutenant and Staff from Oswestry Tourist Information centre.

Veronica Lillis Deputy Lieutenant and Lee Lucks.

Veronica Lillis Deputy Lieutenant, Oswestry Mayor , Graham Mitchell and Lee Lucks.

Pictured courtesy of : Oswestry Borderland Tourism.