The Coldingham web site was designed, built and is maintained by Mike Clift. Hosting is provided by Mandarin Business Solutions, a Coldingham based business. Cloud based web hosting is provided on 100% Solid State drives with the primary UK server located in our Bedfordshire hosting facilily. The home page loads in less than 1 second when tested from our London based test server.
It has been built using the CSS Flex Box Fremework making it 100% responsive over all mobile devices and desktop computers
There are many links to external web sites and whilst we check these regularly we cannot be responsible for the content of any of these sites.
We welcome ideas and suggestions for further content, please contact the Web Team with your thoughts.
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 2018) stands at between 10,000 and 17,000 per month and today there are over 350 pages of information, several hundred images, many videos and panoramic images plus 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 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 also had discussions with Coldingham Community Council and the Coldingham Society. Both chose not to offer any support for the village web site.
Commercial advertising will therefore be a feature on most pages.
Grateful thanks to the following:
Colania Lodges (who sponsor the web site)
Coldingham Village Hall
Heatherlea Holiday Cottage
Colingham Loch Fishing and Holiday Lets
Press Mains Farm Cottages Self Catering
The Rambleshack B & B
Mandarin Business Solutions
Cormorant Cottage Self Catering
Chaldon Self Catering
Hawthorn and Hollyview Self Catering
This web page was last updated on 5 May 2019