Visit Scotland

  • ‘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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  • Visit Scotland – Harry Potter Tourism Drive

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    A Ford Anglia seen flying over the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets has touched down in Bo’ness to help Fetlar the snowy owl launch VisitScotland’s first ever Harry Potter holiday itinerary.   The online guide …

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  • Leonardo Hotels Opens First “Royal Hotel” In Edinburgh

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Leonardo Hotels, one of Europe’s fastest growing and most stylish hotel groups, has opened its first establishment in Scotland after investing more than Euros 7m in the refurbishment of a former Premier Inn site in Edinburgh.   The Leonardo Royal …

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  • Time For Tea (and tourism) In Moray Speyside

    Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017

    Industry and cultural leaders, tourism business owners and operators in Moray Speyside were among a number of people who met VisitScotland’s Chief Executive as part of his Tea & Tourism event.     Malcolm Roughead is visiting a number of …

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  • Visit Scotland – ‘Golden age’ of Scottish Cinema

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Scotland’s screen industry could be “at the dawn of a golden age”, according to the Chair of Independent Producers Scotland.     John Archer, of Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films, is among the guest speakers at a special VisitScotland event in the …

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  • Edinburgh Dreamin’ New Survey Reveals Top Reasons To Visit Capital

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Many holidaymakers come to Edinburgh because it is a city they have always longed to visit, according to VisitScotland’s biggest ever Visitor Survey.     Carried out in the summers of 2015 and 2016, the national tourism organisation’s poll saw …

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  • Sun shines On Scotland’s Beach Standards

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that 60 beaches from across Scotland have been recognised for the high standards provided to users – from keeping sand litter free to providing excellent information and accessible amenities.   Signalling the start …

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  • Visit Scotland – Something Different In Midlothian

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    A new online film, aimed at promoting Midlothian to visitors across the globe, has been launched by the national tourism organisation in partnership with Midlothian Council and Midlothian Tourism Forum.     Produced by VisitScotland, in collaboration with the region’s …

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  • Visit Scotland – A Stay Away From It All

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    As one of the quietest destinations in Europe, Scotland is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and calm. In fact, the recent Scotland Visitor Survey, commissioned by VisitScotland, revealed that almost a quarter of visitors’ holiday in Scotland to …

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  • Golf Tourism Driving Scotland’s Economy

    Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017

    The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf.     The new figure has been revealed as part of an independent …

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  • Visit Scotland – Quality In Orkney Has A Golden Touch

    Published on : Monday, April 17, 2017

    An Orkney guest house which overlooks the Bay of Eyrland and the hills of Hoy has achieved a coveted ‘Gold’ award from the national tourism organisation.     Button-Ben Guest House had already achieved a 4-star grading, but has now …

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  • Mark Beaumont Set To Smash Records With 80 Days World Cycle

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Cycling star Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, will take ultra-endurance to another level by circumnavigating the globe in less than half that time.     Beaumont will be attempting to travel …

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  • All Rhododendrons Lead To Scotland

    Published on : Friday, March 31, 2017

    Gardens and horticultural businesses throughout Scotland are set to take part in a nationwide celebration of Scotland’s “second national flower” – the rhododendron.     Organised by Discover Scottish Gardens and supported for the first time this year by VisitScotland, …

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  • VisitScotland – Rising To The Tourism Challenge

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    A SCOTTISH BORDERS charity which provides training and work experience to adults with learning disabilities has become the first social enterprise in the region to sign up to VisitScotland’s Information Partner (VIP) programme.   Bread Works is an organic bakery …

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  • Driving Tourism Growth In Ayrshire & Arran

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Around 100 businesses from all over the region will converge at Ayr Racecourse on Wednesday 29 March for the 2017 Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Conference.     The industry event, hosted by VisitScotland and supported by the Ayrshire Tourism Industry …

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  • Business Event Introduces #DiscoverClacks Marketing Drive

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Key players from Clackmannanshire’s tourism sector will meet at the Inglewood House and Spa in Alloa on the evening of Tuesday, 28 March, to find out about an important new marketing campaign to encourage more visitors to explore the area. …

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