Scotland’s six forest parks featured in new online guide

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — With one in three visitors to Scotland making a trip to a forest or woodland park during their stay and 42% visiting a country park or garden, VisitScotland is hoping a new partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland will increase visitors to the country’s leafiest corners. Produced in… Read the full press release

Scottish Rhododendron Festival begins!

Scotland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Gardens and horticultural businesses throughout Scotland are set to take part in a nationwide celebration of Scotland’s “second national flower” – the rhododendron. Organised by Discover Scottish Gardens and supported for the first time this year by VisitScotland, the Scottish Rhododendron Festival begins this weekend and will run until… Read the full press release

Scotland’s New Themed Years Provide Strong Collaborative Platform Across Tourism Industry

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, has welcomed the announcement by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop today (Wednesday 15 March) that Scotland’s programme of Themed Years is to continue beyond 2018, as part of her address to the tourism industry during Scottish… 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 welcomes Norwegian’s new direct services from the United States to Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has welcomed today’s news that three new direct low-cost services from the United States to Edinburgh – starting at under £70 – will begin this summer. The national tourism organisation says the 14 weekly flights from the New York, Boston and New England areas, which will… 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: German low cost carrier Eurowings to introduce direct flights to Munich from Glasgow

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Glasgow Airport has further strengthened its European route network after German low cost carrier Eurowings confirmed it will introduce direct flights to the Bavarian capital of Munich. The airline, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will introduce a year round, twice weekly service… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Spectacular two days of St Andrew’s Day celebrations in St Andrew

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — What is believed to be the biggest group of Andrews ever assembled has enjoyed a spectacular two days of St Andrew’s Day celebrations in – appropriately enough – St Andrews. A team of kilted VisitScotland staff scoured four of Europe’s capital cities – London, Paris, Berlin and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: New interactive online experience of some of Scotland’s most spectacular viewpoints

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new interactive online experience of some of Scotland’s most spectacular viewpoints is set to put adventurous visitors in a spin during the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016. Paramotoring off Ben Nevis – Scotland’s tallest mountain at 1,346 metres high – and biking up Ben… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: New partnership between The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Scottish Diaspora

VisitScotland: New partnership between The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Scottish Diaspora   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced a new partnership with the Scottish Diaspora. The partnership will look to ignite renewed interest in Scotland’s national fabric while at the same time reaching out… Read the full press release

Scottish highlands icons at Heathrow’s Terminal Five as part of partnership activity between VisitScotland and Heathrow

Evelyn Lamous from Chicago meets members of the Clanranald Trust at Heathrow Airport   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air passengers in London were forced to do a double take this weekend as kilted Highlanders, a ceilidh band and even the famous Calanais Standing Stones were spotted at Heathrow’s Terminal Five. The… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s two-day business development mission to Hamburg and Frankfurt, 15-16 November

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A Scottish company that offers “the only nocturnal wildlife tours in the Northern Hemisphere” is focusing its night-vision cameras on Germany. Based in Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Nocturnal Wildlife Tours is one of six tourism firms heading to Germany this week as part of VisitScotland’s latest… 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

VisitScotland: plan your forest adventure with new e-book Autumn Adventures in Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — They may be prickly or waxy, and you may need to rub some to smell their hidden scents, but in the autumn there is nothing more colourful in Scotland than the humble leaf. Now VisitScotland is encouraging the country to become a nation of leaf spotters this autumn… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: The Forth Bridge voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Forth Bridge has been voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder in new research by VisitScotland as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016. The 126 year old bridge and UNESCO World Heritage Site pipped Edinburgh Castle, The Kelpies and the Glenfinnan Viaduct to take the top… Read the full press release

The Big Five Questions: Scottish Tourism Alliance launched new initiative to support tourism businesses

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new campaign which supports tourism businesses in delivering the sector’s ambition to grow by £1bn by 2020 has launched today in Edinburgh. ‘The Big Five Questions’ invites businesses across Scotland to ask themselves questions relating to their customers, online presence, performance and productivity. Relevant advice, tools and… Read the full press release

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight returns 3rd-18th September

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight returns 3rd-18th September following a hiatus during Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015. The nationwide event supports and promotes Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it. The focus of this year’s celebration are our primary producer ‘food… Read the full press release

Glasgow Airport welcomed visiting passengers from Scotland’s first direct air service with South Korea

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport secured Scotland’s only direct service from Seoul after flag carrier Korean Air and tour operator Hanjin Travel confirmed earlier this year they would introduce a summer charter service from the country’s capital – one of the world’s megacities with a population of more than 10 million… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead: Tourism is at the heart of economic success in the Scottish Borders

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading tourism industry figures in the Scottish Borders came together recently to meet with VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead as part of his annual ‘Listening Tour’ of the country. Building on the success of the 2015 Chief Executive Listening Tour, Mr Roughead spoke directly to emerging talent… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Air France and Glasgow Airport celebrated start of new Paris to Glasgow route

Edinburgh, Scotland, Country, 2016-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — This morning (30 March 2016) Air France and Glasgow Airport celebrated the start of the new Glasgow to Paris – Charles de Gaulle route. On board the official inaugural Air France flight from Paris, which was greeted by a water cannon salute upon arrival, were Henri de… Read the full press release

VisitScotland survey reveals that 82% of visitors agree that local people add to the holiday experience

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — New research by VisitScotland has shown that the people of Scotland play a more integral role than ever before in the tourist experience. The Scotland Visitor Survey, the biggest of its kind produced by the national tourism organisation, reveals that 82% of visitors agree that local people add… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: The Royal Yacht Britannia, Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for the last 10 years

EDINBURGH, 2016-1-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Royal Yacht Britannia has officially been Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for each of the last 10 years, as rated by national tourism organisation VisitScotland. Having just received their results for 2015, staff at the iconic five star attraction, are delighted to have achieved a record score of… Read the full press release

VisitScotland identifies new tourism trend – the “consoliday”

EDINBURGH, 2015-12-30 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s the time of year that every gamer loves with the shops filled with brand new video game releases and many receiving the latest new console from Santa. With the popularity of video games on the rise thanks to the explosion of smart phones and success of new… Read the full press release

15.5 million tourists visited Scotland last year to the end of June 2015; up by 7% vs previous year

EDINBURGH, 2015-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Overseas and domestic tourism visitors to Scotland have both increased by seven per cent in the last year to the end of June 2015 according to figures published this morning. With overseas and domestics visitors combined over 15.5 million tourists visited Scotland last year and spent over £5… Read the full press release