Broughty website looks to the future

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Broughty Ferry has marched into the 21st century with a revamped website sponsored to the tune of £4,000 by a local web developer.

Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association (BFTA) has been working with web development firm MTC Media to relaunch Cometobroughty.co.uk in a bid to attract new visitors to the town and to provide a useful portal for information for residents.

Although the website has been on the go for several years the increasingly busy calendar of events in Broughty Ferry meant that an update was needed and so a team of BFTA volunteers have been hard at work and the new site will go live in February.

Chair of BFTA Steve James said: “It’s incredibly important that the Traders’ Association continues to invest in our community.

“In a difficult economic environment it’s essential that we continue to show people that there’s plenty to do and see here and our shiny new website is going to play a big part in promoting the town.

“The website features sections showing our history, the work of community groups, showcasing the work of local photographers and, of course, has information on all our members. And there’s over 100 of them!

“With so much, diverse information, it was a big job to bring it all together, so we were delighted that MTC offered to help us with a generous sponsorship deal worth £4,000. But best of all, the guys at MTC have been great to work with and will continue to help up keep the site up to date for the next few years.”

Managing director of MTC Media Mike Callachan added: “The Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association is a fantastic organisation and we were delighted to work with them to deliver a new website which accurately reflects how fantastic a place Broughty Ferry is. We had seen the previous website and knew that there was massive scope for improvement, and having had business relationships with a number of members of the association got into talks about how we could help. It has been a fantastic project to work on, and we are delighted to be giving something back to the local area. We are very proud of the area we come from, and are happy to support the wider business community wherever we can.”