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  • Scottish Visitor Attractions Record A Bumper Year In 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) has announced that visits to its member sites rose dramatically in 2017, the fourth year running that an increase in numbers has been recorded.     ASVA, which represents the interests of the …

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  • A Game-Changer For Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Following today’s announcement that V&A Dundee will open on Saturday 15 September 2018, Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland’s Chief Executive, said: “The opening of V&A Dundee will be a game-changer for tourism in Dundee, propelling the East of Scotland into the global …

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  • VisitScotland – The Competition Ends But The Journey Continues

    Published on : Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, said: “While it is disappointing that Paisley has not been named the 2021 UK City of Culture, there is still much to be positive about. The bid has been an incredible experience for the town, …

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  • VisitScotland – News To Get The Town Ticking

    Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017

    VisitScotland have announced that Helensburgh Clock Tower has been purchased by The Tower Digital Arts Centre, a local charity at the heart of the town’s community.     The charity, who were supported in their purchase by Social Investment Scotland, …

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  • Raising A Glass To Fife Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Key tourism players from across Fife participated in VisitScotland’s networking event at Lindores Abbey Distillery.   Held on 1st November, the event was an opportunity for members of Fife’s tourism industry to meet the national tourism organisation’s regional team and …

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  • Visit Scotland – The only Seg-Way is Perthshire

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    A group of top event organisers from Germany have visited Perthshire to see exactly what the region has to offer the business events market.     In a familiarisation (fam) trip organised by the Business Events team at VisitScotland together …

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  • Visit Scotland – Tourism Reaches For The Skies

    Published on : Friday, September 22, 2017

    VISITSCOTLAND Chairman John Thurso visited the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory in Ayrshire this week ahead of the first ever European Dark Sky Park conference.     Lord Thurso was given a tour of the facility within the Galloway Forest Dark …

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  • No Illusions Over Capital knowledge

    Published on : Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Despite being renowned for its mind-boggling illusions, the world’s most fun place will also be dazzling visitors with its local knowledge.     Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh’s oldest visitor attraction, has become part of an impressive network …

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  • Young People Celebrated At Tourism Conference

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    LOCAL tourism businesses in Dumfries & Galloway are being invited to attend VisitScotland’s annual conference in the region to learn more about maximising the opportunities available to them in the 2018 Year of Young People.     The Dumfries & …

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  • VisitScotland – A ‘Ferry’ Successful Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    VISITSCOTLAND, P&O Ferries and the local authorities in Ayrshire are celebrating the success of a recent campaign to encourage visitors from Ireland to travel to Ayrshire & Arran.   The summer digital marketing campaign attracted engagement from more than 1.1 …

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  • Scotland Named Most Beautiful Country In The World

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    A quote from our Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead in response to Scotland being voted as the most beautiful country in the world by Rough Guide readers:   Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland said: “We are delighted that Scotland has …

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  • Reach More Ski Resorts With Non-Stop Service To Turin From Stockholm Arlanda

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    For ten weeks starting in January 2018, Swedes taking a ski holiday will be able to fly non stop with Blue Air to Turin from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It will be smooth travel for passengers going to Italian ski resorts …

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  • Visit Scotland – Herd about the International Airshow?

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    VISITORS to the Scottish International Air Show are in for an ‘udderly’ fantastic treat when they arrive at the Ayrshire event this weekend.   One of VisitScotland’s distinctive herd of Highland Cow vans – coo vans called Hamish, Heather, Morag …

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  • Tickets Now On Sale For The 2019 Solheim Cup At Gleneagles

    Published on : Monday, August 28, 2017

    Ticket sales launched today for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 11th to 15th September.     A variety of packages and tickets, starting from £10, are now available at with special family ticket packages and early bird discounts …

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  • UNESCO Plaque Unveiled For The Forth Bridge

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    dAs we draw closer to the opening of the Queensferry Crossing, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf unveile a plaque to commemorate the awarding of World Heritage Status to the Forth Bridge – the first of the three bridges which spans three …

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  • ‘Be Brilliant!’ – Dundee 2023 Bid Announcement

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Members of the public are being asked to “be brilliant” and contribute to Dundee’s European Capital of Culture 2023 Bid by submitting their ideas for the proposed programme.     The call for lovers of the city to get involved …

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  • Visit Scotland – Let Off Steam With The Kids This Summer

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    STEAM trains have captured the attention and hearts of children for generations, from Thomas the Tank Engine to Polar Express, and now families looking for an extra special day can experience a piece of the magic in Scotland this summer. …

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  • VisitScotland: Scottish tourism still punching above its weight

    Published on : Thursday, July 13, 2017

    “These latest figures show that Scotland continues to punch above its weight in a hugely competitive global market, with our country seen around the world as a ‘must-visit’ destination.   “In the 12 months from April 2016 to March 2017, …

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  • Visit Scotland – Movie On Course To Inspire Visitors

    Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017

    VisitScotland hopes a movie biopic of the ‘Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods’ of the 19th century could inspire more people to tee off in the Home of Golf.     The national tourism organisation believes Tommy’s Honour, which is released …

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  • All Sewn Up On The Solway Coast

    Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    A BARONIAL house on the Solway coastline has been given a new lease of life as a coastal holiday home offering a unique range of specialist retreats.   Craigbittern House at Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, is the first accommodation offering for …

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