Website Funding Statement

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Coldingham Web site : Funding

Page last updated: 6 February 2017

The Coldingham web site has been maintained and edited by me since July 2007.

Average monthly visits in 2007 were about 800 visitors per month. The site had around 15 pages.

Average monthly visitors now (January 2016) stands at between 10,000 and 17,000 per month and today there are over 200 pages of information, several hundred images and online ticket sales.

I have also added, and manage, Coldingham Bay, Coldingham Priory and Coldingham Luckenbooth on Trip Advisor where the Bay has been rated the second best attraction in the Scottish Borders.

As traffic and content has increased running costs for hosting has increased.

In June 2013 I approached local businesses (see below) who were advertising on the site for assistance with running costs. Out of 30 local (free) advertisers at that time only the handful you see listed on the site today were happy to help with a small annual donation.

All other Coldingham businesses chose not to support the community web site.

In 2014 the Village Hall committee agreed to an annual payment to help cover costs.

I've also had discussions with Coldingham Community Council and the Coldingham Society. Both have chosen not to offer any support for the village web site.

However, the Coldingham Society have purchased a new domain name relevant to village activity.

 Commercial advertising will therefore be a feature on most pages. Visit our Online Shopping Page.

Grateful thanks to the following:

Colania Lodges
Coldingham Village Hall
Beech House Self Catering
Heatherlea Holiday Cottage
Sanddancer Cottage Self Catering
Colingham Loch Fishing and Holiday Lets
Press Mains Farm Cottages Self Catering
The Rambleshack B & B
Rosewood Cottage B & B
Glenlea B & B
Border Biomass Fuels
Mandarin Business Solutions