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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We are delighted that today Campbeltown Community Business has announced that CorraMore Construction have been appointed to carry out the ambitious restoration and redevelopment of the Picture House in Campbeltown. This £2.5 million construction contract is part of the £3.5 million Centenary Project to preserve and restore the unique features of the Picture House whilst upgrading it to the highest [...]
We are delighted with the announcement that Kilmartin Museum has been successful in securing the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund for it’s ambitious redevelopment project. As part of the submission Kilmartin commissioned the Square Route Partnership to produce a robust Options Appraisal and Fundraising Strategy. It was apparent that without Heritage Lottery Fund support, the vision for the museum would be extremely difficult to [...]
Scotland, the host nation of The 2014 Ryder Cup is continuing to capitalise on hosting one of the biggest sporting events in the world. After stunning images of Perthshire’s outstanding golfing product were beamed worldwide to a television audience of over half a billion homes in September, VisitScotland has chipped in over £15,000 to a group of Perthshire golf businesses [...]
The Square Route Partnership has completed a highly successful first year, climaxing with representation for Golf Perthshire during the thrilling 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Over the past 12 months managing the Golf Perthshire project, we have helped grow their membership, devised and implemented their business and marketing strategy, successfully attracted more than £40,000 in external funding support and created [...]
Travellers Vote Scotland’s Islands The Best In Europe Love it or hate it you can’t get away from TripAdvisor! We love to read reviews and reports and this recently caught our eye. TripAdvisor compiled a list of Europe’s top islands based on travellers’ opinions; joint first place went to Lewis and Harris and the list also featured Orkney and the [...]
Tourism’s central role in creating new jobs across Scotland underlined in Deloitte report A report commissioned by VisitBritain has found that since 2010 tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms, responsible for one-third of the net increase in UK jobs between 2010 and 2012. Recent employment growth in the sector has been ‘stellar’ over [...]