goNORTH Festival Delegate Discount Card

goNORTH Festival have teamed up with local businesses in Inverness and have produced the goNORTH Festival Card, offering all delegates and attendees of the festival discounts at various businesses in and around Inverness valid until 31/05/2014.  These include services and products such as accommodation, food, travel, music, coffee, chocolate and more all year around. Your goNORTH Card can be used at the following businesses:

Ramada Encore Hotel = 33% off accommodation
Velocity Cafe = Free Coffee
Maya Belgian Chocolates = 10% off
Inverness Taxis = £1 off taxi journeys
Mercure Hotel Restaurant  = 10% off your food bill
Emubands.com = £10 off
Badgetastic = 10% off
Ink Puppy = 10% off

goNORTH Festival Card is a plastic card offering discounts on business services and products in and around Inverness. Cards are available for free to everyone attending goNORTH Festival and officially registering.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Use.

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We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the card so we can improve it for next year. In return, if you can spare a couple of minutes to complete our survey, you will receive a FREE downloadable copy of the goNORTH Festival 2013 CD with 12 songs featuring some of the artists that showcased at the festival.
Complete this two minute survey and receive your FREE downloadable copy of the official goNORTH Festival 2013 CD.

Discount Details

Ramada Encore Inverness Hotel
This modern hotel is a key goNORTH Festival partner, accommodating delegates and acting as a showcase venue. Enjoy a simply Better Hotel experience when you stay with the Ramada Encore Inverness City Centre. Situated in the city centre of Inverness, we are in an ideal location whether you are staying for business or pleasure. Located on Academy Street, in the heart of Inverness Ramada Encore is a perfect base for visiting shops, restaurants and visitor attractions.

goNORTH Festival Card Offer:  33% off Ramada Encore Inverness best available rate all year round.
To book phone 01463 228 850 quote goNORTH Festival Friend Card and provide your goNORTH Festival Card Number (located top right on the front of your card). You will need to present your card to reception staff when checking in. The Hotel is located in the heart of Inverness city centre at 63 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LU.

Inverness Taxis
Established over 60 years ago, Inverness Taxis has over 140 staff and drivers and completes 13,000 jobs per week. Inverness Taxis is the largest taxi company in the Highlands, based in Inverness. Fully computerised, with caller ID and ring back service, the company offer a range of services, from business accounts to personalised Highland Tours and mini-bus hire.

goNORTH Festival Card Offer:  £1 off all taxi fares £10 and over
Receive £1 off all taxi journeys £10 and over all year round with your goNORTH Festival Card Book > Phone 01463 222 222 quote goNORTH Festival Card and provide your goNORTH Festival Card Number (located top right on the front of your card). You will need to present your card to the driver when you reach your destination.

Maya Belgian Chocolates
Fabienne and Yves relocated to the Highlands from Belgium after regularly visiting the area for over a decade. They first opened Maya Belgian Chocolates in Strathpeffer in 2004 and after 7 successful years the pair decided to move the famous chocolate shop and production to Inverness city centre. Fabienne is Maître Chocolatier, passionate about the art of chocolate creation, each exquisite chocolate is hand made in the shop in their ‘open’ atelier.

goNORTH Festival Card Offer:  10% off your order
Receive 10% off luxury Belgian Chocolates all year round with your goNORTH Festival Card Redeem > simply present your card in the shop.  The shop is located at 5 Strothers Lane (opposite TK Maxx), in the heart of Inverness City Centre.

Velocity Cafe
Velocity is a cafe and bicycle workshop based in Inverness. We've one aim, and that's to help people get on their bicycles and promote a healthy, happy lifestyle. If you've been to velocity you'll know there are some things we take very seriously indeed; BIKES, COFFEE and CAKE. Velocity cafe is a homely place with local food, home bake cakes, steamy soup and big hunks of bread, not to mention bicyclattes, campagcinnos and china cups or chunky mugs of tea, whatever you prefer. Fix your own bicycle (FYOB) workshops run regularly, film nights, speakers, music evenings, pop up dinners… let us know what you would love from velocity cafe in Inverness, morning, lunchtime, evening – week days and weekends!

goNORTH Festival Card Offer:  One Free Coffee when you book a bicycle workshop.
Phone 01463 419 956 or email quoting your goNORTH Festival Friends Card number (located top right on the front of your card). The Cafe is located at 1 Crown Avenue, Inverness, IV2 3NF.

Mercure Hotel Bar and Restaurant
Soak up the atmosphere in the Mercure Hotel's elegantly styled restaurant enjoying panoramic views of the River Ness while browsing their delicious Brasserie menu.  Choose from a diverse collection of mouth watering dishes prepared using fresh ingredients and locally sourced produce.  To complement your meal, choose from their selection of fine wines, from Australia to Italy there's something to suit every palate.  Finally, indulge in one of their delicious desserts before sitting back, relaxing and allowing the experienced and helpful restaurant team to provide you with everything you need. The Bar provides friendly surroundings in which to enjoy an after dinner drink or a specialty coffee as you relax after your meal and continue to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the Hotel.

goNORTH Festival Card Offer:  10% off FOOD ONLY in the Restaurant or Bar/Lounge
To book present your goNORTH Discount card to waiting staff ahead of ordering or pre-book by phoning 0844 815 9006 and choose option ‘0’ to book a table.  Mercure Inverness Hotel Restaurant is located at Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1DX.

Ink Puppy
This is a small and versatile print & design company, based in the Highlands, tailored to your needs. They produce a range of: T-Shirts, Stickers, Business Cards, Labels, Wall paper, Prints, all types of Signage, Vinyl wraps, Banners as well as a bespoke Graphic Design Service.

goNORTH Festival Card Offer: 10% off all Ink Puppy services/products
Contact: Olly Macdonald on: 07947 651 253 / olly@inkpuppy.co.uk / www.inkpuppy.co.uk / www.facebook.com/inkpuppy.  Remember to give your 4 digit goNORTH Festival card number



EmuBands provides a simple-to-use but powerful digital music distribution service for artists and record companies to sell music online through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and many more of the World's leading digital music services.

In a non-exclusive deal, artists and labels earn 100% of the royalties generated from sales, and maintain full ownership and control of their rights - and with a simple one-off pricing model, there are no annual or renewal fees.

goNORTH Festival Card Offer:  £10 off all orders placed in the year
To redeem the offer, please enter your goNorth card number, preceded by ‘GN’ (for example, GN1001) in the Promo Code box on the Registration page on EmuBands.com when you create your account.

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goNORTH Festival Card Offer:  10% off your Badges Order
Email Dawn for a quote, remember to give your 4 digit card number: badgetastic360@hotmail.co.uk