Hi im Mary, Wendy’s daughter, I have taken over the role of admin and marketing for Iona highland tours. Its definitely more time consuming then I first thought but I’m not sure what is worse the constant Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates or the 4 month old puppy I am also training and walking,shes doing really well though.
I thought it was time we update you on the exciting things that are currently going on and the troubles we have over come along the way. Lets start with the new vans that are arriving, we finally have a date for them which is very exciting as they arrive in only a few days which now means we have a lot of work to do in a short space of time but atleast we now have the full time help of my husband, Mark, who gave up his career In retail to come on board the family business (brave man). Thats not the only change that has happened recently, the vans that are arriving are not the ones we previously ordered. We had ordered the brand new Citroen Space tourers but unfortunately Citroen have decided to only use one factory to build all the orders for the uk and Europe!! So as you can imagine that wasn’t going to work for us as the new delivery date wasn’t going to be till October which is after the season had ended! we got the email sent to us only 3 weeks before the vans where set to be delivered so of course we got into a bit of panic that we wouldn’t get anything in time but at least one good thing came out of it all, meant I got to go shopping which I love and car shopping is most defiantly one of my favourites unfortunately my mother does not enjoy it quite as much. Thankfully after a few days of stress and a lot of numbers being thrown at us we decided on 2 VW Transporters which are perfect for what we need and should, arrive on Wednesday 🙂 There is plenty of room inside and so much glass that you can take the perfect photo from any angle and it doesn’t even look like you are in a vehicle. We did have to make some compromises and one of them is there is no longer a glass roof which is one of thing we where most excited about In the Citroens, but at least they are still top of the line with all the modern features you would expect in a 2017 tour vehicle.
Now the stress of the van dilemma is over we are looking to the future and I’m sitting here with a list of jobs I need to do before they arrive but we are most definitely well and truly on our way to a successful company expansion, its been a busy few months but worth every second of it.
Thank you for reading my update and I will try to be on again soon and let you know how mark is getting on with his new role and most importantly how he is dealing with getting his orders from both her wife and mother in law!!
See you soon