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Ho Ho Holidays are coming with Scotland’s Winter Festivals

Between raising the roof on St Andrew’s Day (30 November) for Scotland’s patron saint, and raising a dram in honour of the Bard on Burns Night (25 January) - with the world-famous Hogmanay celebrations in between - it’s fair to say that Scotland does a celebration well. Revellers are invited to get into the festive spirit and join Scotland’s Winter [...]

Ho Ho Holidays are coming with Scotland’s Winter Festivals 2017-11-28T15:36:34+00:00


With the UK’s love affair with Mother’s Ruin showing no signs of slowing down, VisitScotland is quenching the thirst of gin fans with the creation of its very first interactive gin map. Taking you on a virtual tour, Scotland’s Gin Map, currently holds details of over 40 producers with more expected to be added in the future. You can explore [...]

Ginterested? 2017-11-03T15:44:01+00:00

The 10 most beautiful places in Scotland revealed

In response to the results of a vote by Rough Guide readers about the 10 most beautiful places in Scotland, Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland said: “With breath-taking scenery, remarkable attractions and picturesque towns and cities, Scotland is home to many of the world’s most beautiful places. It’s fantastic to see some of these incredible locations highlighted by the [...]

The 10 most beautiful places in Scotland revealed 2017-10-06T12:50:19+00:00

Millennial pound opportunity

Scotland has the potential to become a magnet for the billion pound millennial market, according to VisitScotland. With the launch of its new TV campaign targeting millennials airing tonight on E4 (Monday 11 September), the national tourism organisation believes the country’s growing reputation for outdoor experiences, its award-winning beauty and its warm and welcoming people could position it as a [...]

Millennial pound opportunity 2017-09-11T16:58:01+00:00

Bridging the marketing gap

Scottish businesses are being encouraged to capitalise on the tourism opportunities presented by the Queensferry Crossing. Ahead of next week’s official opening of the world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge, VisitScotland has created a free industry toolkit to help accommodation providers, tour companies and visitor attractions use the Queensferry Crossing in their marketing. As well as a selection of stunning images [...]

Bridging the marketing gap 2017-08-24T10:08:42+00:00

Scotland celebrates Solheim Cup handover

Scotland is celebrating becoming the next host nation of The Solheim Cup following the official handover to Gleneagles at the culmination of the 2017 event at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa. The American team triumphed over Europe in a thrilling contest which showcased the very best of women’s golf and now the responsibility for staging the biggest [...]

Scotland celebrates Solheim Cup handover 2017-08-22T12:36:42+00:00

Edinburgh Announces Hogmanay Festival 2018

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018 is better than ever before with new events, including the family friendly Bairns Afore and a new look ceilidh at the foot of the city’s iconic castle, an extended fireworks display which will rival any other city in the world this New Year, and a revamped and animated Street Party that keeps the celebration going all evening. [...]

Edinburgh Announces Hogmanay Festival 2018 2017-07-18T16:12:05+00:00

Impact of North Coast 500 Tourist Route

Source - Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) The North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route, launched in 2015, has had a positive impact on both visitor numbers and business trade. This is according to a new report commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Referred to as Scotland’s answer to Route 66, the 516-mile NC500 was created by the North Highland [...]

Impact of North Coast 500 Tourist Route 2017-06-19T13:45:32+00:00

Just the tonic!

It produces 70 per cent of the UK’s gin and is now home to over 50 different producers, so if you are looking for some ginuine ginspiration this World Gin Day (10 June), look no further than Scotland. The country is becoming a magnet for gin enthusiasts thanks to its ever growing collection of craft brands infused with some wonderful [...]

Just the tonic! 2017-06-03T15:58:34+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