17 July 2018

Technology & Design in Partnership

Press Release

Huntingdonshire District Council chooses Silicon Bay to record audio tour

13 August 2009

Huntingdonshire District Council commissioned Silicon Bay to record and produce a guided audio around their local, historic town of St Neots.

The audio tour features the vocal talents of Winnie Clarke, a professionally trained actress and the official voice of Silicon Bay. The tour is provided in standard MP3 format (for compatibility with the majority of the MP3 players) with embedded pictures of key landmarks within the town for those players that support this feature.

The audio tour is available as a free download from the Huntingdonshire District Council website and also from the Visit Huntingdonshire website. Alternatively, for those who don't have their own MP3 players, portable players with the tour pre-loaded can be hired from the town's local museum.

"This is the first time that we had worked with Silicon Bay, and we were very impressed at their efficient, helpful and flexible approach. We successfully translated a written town trail into an audio tour, and Silicon Bay made the whole process very smooth. The end product sounds extremely professional, the sound quality is excellent and Winnie’s voice is a pleasure to listen to. We are currently trialling the first tour, and would have no hesitation in using Silicon Bay for future audio tours." stated Patricia Harnett, Huntingdonshire District Council’s Senior Communications and Marketing Officer.

Hear the Tour

To hear a sample of Silicon Bay's recording of this audio tour, please follow the link below.

St. Neots Audio Tour (391kB)


Huntingdonshire District Council