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

Borders Railway gathers steam

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 [...]

Borders Railway gathers steam 2017-05-30T07:53:49+00:00

Game of Thrones Boosts new Tourism Ireland visitor drive

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 [...]

Game of Thrones Boosts new Tourism Ireland visitor drive 2017-05-24T11:52:53+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

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

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 Tourism 2017-04-30T21:11:04+00:00

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 Championships 2017-02-24T15:33:52+00:00

Campbeltown Picture House Restoration All Go!

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 [...]

Campbeltown Picture House Restoration All Go! 2017-01-17T22:59:57+00:00

Square Route Partnership client gets £3.1m lottery boost

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 [...]

Square Route Partnership client gets £3.1m lottery boost 2017-01-17T23:01:14+00:00

VisitScotland chipping in to build on The Ryder Cup

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 [...]

VisitScotland chipping in to build on The Ryder Cup 2017-01-17T23:01:39+00:00