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  • VisitScotland E4 campaign

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 opportunity2017-09-11T16:58:01+00:00
  • The Queensferry Crossing will open to traffic on 30 August, alongside the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge

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 gap2017-08-24T10:08:42+00:00
  • Team USA wins Solheim Cup 2017

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 handover2017-08-22T12:36:42+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 20182017-07-18T16:12:05+00:00
  • North 500 Tourist Route - Bealach na Bà. Wester Ross

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 Route2017-06-19T13:45:32+00:00
  • World Gin Day

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
  • Edinburgh Castle

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 numbers2017-05-19T10:28:22+00:00
  • Eden Festival

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
  • Scotland Visitor Survey2015-16

Surveys Reveal Positive Results For Scottish Tourism

Following a successful week in Glasgow representing Golf Perthshire at VisitScotland Expo, it's great to read positive feedback for the tourism industry in Scotland, with the release of two separate visitor surveys; 2015 & 2016 overnight summer leisure visitors to Scotland and a 2016 Scottish Golf Visitor and Economic Impact survey. We've shared overviews of both reports below and you can find long versions, along [...]

Surveys Reveal Positive Results For Scottish Tourism2017-04-30T21:11:04+00:00
  • Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course

Gleneagles Named Official Supporter of Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Being based in Scotland, where golf is generally accessible to everyone, we are thrilled at the announcement of Europe's leading men and women competing together in the first ever staging of the European Golf Team Championship. Read the full press release below. Gleneagles, the world-renowned luxury hotel, has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European [...]

Gleneagles Named Official Supporter of Glasgow 2018 European Championships2017-02-24T15:33:52+00:00