“Get Away From It All” With a Visit to Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With nearly a quarter of visitors holidaying in Scotland to ‘get away from it all’, internet sensations the Kilted Yogis were in Glasgow today (Apr 26, 2017) to show tour operators from around the world exactly why the country is the perfect place to relax. Finlay Wilson and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Goes The Extra Mile with Revamped Welcome Scheme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A welcome scheme which aims to capitalise on Scotland’s popular touring routes, such as the North Coast 500 (NC500), has been officially relaunched by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop. VisitScotland’s revamped Classic Cars Welcome Scheme, which is open to businesses that go… Read the full press release

Scotland’s top VisitScotland Quality Assured visitor attractions welcomed 19.2 million people in 2016

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s top VisitScotland Quality Assured visitor attractions welcomed an incredible 19.2 million people in 2016, up by over a million on the previous year. The figure, released by the Moffat Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University, covers the top twenty paid for and top fifteen free attractions which… Read the full press release

VisitScotland and VisitFlanders to share best practices

EDINBURGH, 2017-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share best practice with one of its European counterparts. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, yesterday witnessed the signing of the renewed agreement by Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of the national tourism organisation, and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Chairman John Thurso launched the Experiencing Gaelic scheme in Inverness

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Welcome Scheme which recognises the special efforts made by tourism businesses to provide for visitors with an interest in our Gaelic heritage is being launched at the Highland Tourism Conference in Inverness today (November 22). VisitScotland’s Experiencing Gaelic is a newly-developed Welcome Scheme and is… Read the full press release

Research: 928,000 people attended gigs and festivals in Scotland in 2015

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s first music tourism summit, set to take place in Glasgow later this month, could provide a platform for the ‘limitless’ possibilities of music tourism in Scotland. The Music Tourist Summit (18-19 November) will bring together a diverse range of Scottish and international businesses from across… Read the full press release

Brand new city tour that includes on-board gourmet dining launches in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Edinburgh residents and visitors to the Scottish capital are being treated to a tasty new city experience as a brand new city tour, that includes on-board gourmet dining, is launched yesterday (Thursday 29 September). The new Red Bus Bistro is a fully staffed, vintage 1966 Routemaster bus,… Read the full press release

Ten major new galleries open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh following £14.1 million redevelopment

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ten major new galleries open this Friday, 8 July, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, following a £14.1 million redevelopment in its 150th anniversary year. The new state-of-the-art galleries, which are dedicated to decorative art, design, fashion science and technology, are the latest phase in an £80… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: 560 free, two-for-one or child goes free activities and offers happening across 400 Scottish venues and attractions in the run up to St Andrew’s Day

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2015-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — With just over a month to go, Scots and Scots at heart are being encouraged to plan their perfect St Andrew’s Day weekend by taking advantage of the huge programme of offers, activities and events taking place across the country. There are 560 free, two-for-one or child… Read the full press release

First Scottish Heritage Angel Awards revealed

EDINBURGH, 2015-9-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Heritage volunteers from across Scotland gathered at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre this evening (Monday 28th September) as the winners of the very first Scottish Heritage Angel Awards were revealed. The volunteers or ‘Angels’ involved in one of Europe’s most significant cemeteries, Scotland’s firefighting past, the country’s unique canal and… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle had record breaking 2 million visitors during summer 2014

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s number one paid for tourist attraction, Edinburgh Castle has recorded a record breaking summer for visitors. The castle, which is Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction, saw 767,566 visitors go through its famous gates between June and September, a 3% increase on the previous record,… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Rare medieval William Wallace and Robert the Bruce letters exhibited together for the first time

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-04-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Rare medieval letters relating to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce are to be exhibited together for the first time. The exhibition entitled ‘Wallace, Bruce and Scotland’s Contested Crown’ will open at Stirling Castle next month and brings together two unique manuscripts which provide a fascinating insight into the… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle welcomed over 1.4 million visitors for first time in its history

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Edinburgh Castle most-visited paid-for attraction in Scotland and most-visited paid-for UK attraction outside of London Edinburgh Castle has welcomed over 1.4 million visitors for the first time in its history. The figures were released today (5th March) by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which comprises over 200… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland reported 1,692,611 visitors for June – August 2013, growth of 14.8% YoY

2013-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — From June – August 2013, the organisation, which is Scotland’s biggest operator of visitor attractions, reported 1,692,611 visitors, an increase of 14.8% on the same period last year. Across the agency’s 78 ticketed attractions, records were broken at flagship site Edinburgh Castle – up 26% on 2012 for the period June –… Read the full press release

Scotland’s oldest continually working cinema the Picture House in Campbeltown received funding from Historic Scotland for conservation

2013-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs is this week visiting sites in Argyll which will benefit from funding from Historic Scotland to carry out conservation works. She will today visit the Picture House in Campbeltown, which is celebrating its centenary in 2013. Considered to be Scotland’s oldest continually working… Read the full press release

Archaeologists discovered remains of an Iron Age ‘loch village’ in Wigtownshire, Scotland

2013-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an Iron Age ‘loch village’ in Wigtownshire, the first of its kind to be found in Scotland. Experts believe that the significant find could be ‘Scotland’s Glastonbury’, a reference to the Glastonbury Lake Village in Somerset, a site of international significance. The excavation was part-financed with… Read the full press release

Multi-award-winning international composer Michael Nyman to compose music for Borders event at Kelso Old Parish Church

2013-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Michael Nyman to compose music for Borders event at Kelso Abbey Multi-award-winning international composer, Michael Nyman is creating new music inspired by the Hawick Missal Fragment. Nyman, who is recognised for his stirring soundtrack to the film ‘The Piano’ will hold the premiere for his new composition at Kelso Old Parish Church… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland received £3.5M from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create new National Conservation Centre in Stirling

2013-08-02— /travelprnews.com/ — Historic Scotland today announced that they have received initial backing for a £3.5 million bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create a new National Conservation Centre (NCC) in Stirling. The sum is part of a £6.5 million funding package which will include £3 million from the Scottish Government’s Young Scots Fund…. Read the full press release