The multi-million pound revamp of one of Scotland's leading museums, the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, has received a major boost from the National Lottery. The £15m pledge from the Heritage Lottery Fund goes towards the £66m cost of the redevelopment of the museum, in the south side of the city in Pollok Park. Glasgow City Council has agreed to fund up to [...]
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The Edinburgh region is ready for its latest starring role this month when it will appear in Lionsgate’s latest production, Churchill, opening in UK cinemas on 16 June. Set in the 96 hours ahead of the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944, Churchill follows Britain’s most iconic Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, as he battles his political enemies and personal demons [...]
A recent study titled ‘Cycling Tourism in Scotland’ by VisitScotland has revealed that mountain biking among domestic visitors generates £43 million a year for the Scottish economy. The report also says that mountain bikers spend 66 per cent more per night than those who cycle on a road or path during their holiday. Newly analysed data shows that, typically, 122,000 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]