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

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

£15m lottery boost for Glasgow’s Burrell Collection revamp

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 [...]

£15m lottery boost for Glasgow’s Burrell Collection revamp 2017-10-06T12:43:21+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

Edinburgh and East Lothian set for victory with Churchill

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 [...]

Edinburgh and East Lothian set for victory with Churchill 2017-06-15T16:41:06+00:00

Mountain Biking generates £43 million for the Scottish economy

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 [...]

Mountain Biking generates £43 million for the Scottish economy 2017-06-06T16:41:12+00:00