Borders Railway gathers steam

THE opportunity to step back in time and travel by steam train on Scotland’s newest scenic rail route as well as cross the iconic Forth Bridge is back on the timetable this summer. Hundreds of passengers will have the opportunity to travel on a train hauled by a Black Five steam locomotive when it travels for the first time on [...]

Borders Railway gathers steam 2017-05-30T07:53:49+00:00

Game of Thrones Boosts new Tourism Ireland visitor drive

Tourism Ireland has entered into a new licensing arrangement with American cable and satellite television network HBO to coincide with the forthcoming launch of the seventh series of the hugely popular Game Of Thrones series. It is the second time the all-island agency has collaborated with HBO to exploit the tourism potential from Game Of Thrones - much of which is filmed in Northern [...]

Game of Thrones Boosts new Tourism Ireland visitor drive 2017-05-24T11:52:53+00:00

VisitScotland CEO hails latest visitor numbers

VisitScotland Chief Executive, Malcolm Roughead, responds to the release of the quarterly (Q4 2016) International Passenger Survey (IPS) tourism statistics by the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS). He said: “Overall, 2016 was a very positive year for Scottish tourism, with these figures showing that there is a huge appetite among overseas visitors to explore Scotland. “A growing interest in [...]

VisitScotland CEO hails latest visitor numbers 2017-05-19T10:28:22+00:00

All that glitters is gold!

The extensive and diverse portfolio of events which attract visitors to Dumfries & Galloway continues to prosper thanks to EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. Eden Festival, Lockerbie and the World Gold Panning Championships, Moffat, are two of 12 events taking place across the country this summer which have received a share of £140,000 thanks to the latest round of [...]

All that glitters is gold! 2017-05-16T14:29:32+00:00