Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launches Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland route to Rzeszow, Poland as part of its winter 2017 schedule   Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (5 Apr) launched a new Glasgow Prestwick route to Rzeszow as part of its winter 2017 schedule, with a twice weekly service starting in… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be featured in six different events on World Heritage Day

Scotland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time ever, Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites will feature in six different events on World Heritage Day (18 April) as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. At Scotland in Six, Picts will race Romans at the Antonine Wall, knitters will descend… Read the full press release

Glasgow and Scotland to host The Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) for the First Time

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has chosen Glasgow as the location of its first conference to be held in Scotland. The event, which will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) from July 7-10 2021, is expected to attract 3,000… 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

Flybe brings back weekly service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf from 1st April 2017

Leading regional airline expands 2017 Summer schedule from Cardiff Airport with weekly flights to new German base EXETER, United Kingdom, 2017-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced the return of its weekly Saturday service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf starting on 1st April 2017. Flights are available to book now at… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Many of the most commonly held superstitions originate from Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Very Superstitious…. Friday the 13th and how Scotland ‘invented’ the superstition Friday the 13th of January might be a day when people are overly aware of black cats, groups of magpies and not walking under ladders; but many might not realise that Scotland is the home of many… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Lands of Legends Celebrate ‘King Arthur’ Links to England, Scotland and Wales celebrated ahead of blockbuster 2017 film EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The new blockbuster film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie hits UK cinemas on 24 March 2017. It stars Charlie ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Hunnam, as… Read the full press release

Scotland offers the best location to view the much-anticipated “supermoon” on Monday, 14 November

The setting moon casts a warm light over Loch Trool in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, bringing out Autumn colours in the ancient Oak woodland. Overhead, the Milky Way sets into the West. Image credit: Viridian Skies Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s an astronomical sight that hasn’t been spotted in… Read the full press release

Courtyard Glasgow Airport joins Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard Glasgow Airport joins Courtyard by Marriott   London, 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (10/05/2016 ) announces the addition of Courtyard Glasgow Airport to its portfolio in Scotland. Courtyard Glasgow Airport has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment before joining Courtyard by Marriott, marking the brand’s debut in the city. Formerly Ramada Glasgow… Read the full press release

Scotland hosts World Canals Conference, 19th – 22nd September

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 300 experts from around the globe have arrived in Scotland as the prestigious World Canals Conference gets underway in Inverness, the gateway to the majestic Caledonian Canal. Hosted by Scottish Canals and opened today (19 September) by Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity,… Read the full press release

Scotland announces range of new and exciting events as part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

EDINBURGH, 2016-1-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Hot on the heels of the Year of Food and Drink 2015, Scotland is getting ready to celebrate the best of its breath-taking built heritage, bold design and awe-inspiring innovation with a range of new and exciting events as part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and… Read the full press release

Wizz Air launches flights from Bucharest to Glasgow

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 2015-12-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe,last week started operating its first low fare flights on the Bucharest – Glasgow service. The celebratory flights on Friday were welcoming Bucharest passengers with Scottish bagpipe artist and a delicious cake. The new route is operated… Read the full press release

VisitScotland celebrates Scotland with the release of book My Scotland by its Famous Sons and Daughters

EDINBURGH, 2015-11-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A galaxy of Scottish stars have come together in a glossy new coffee-table book, celebrating their homeland in words and pictures. With imagery and research provided by VisitScotland, My Scotland by its Famous Sons and Daughters is released on Monday 23 November, just in time for Christmas. It… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: What to see, do and look forward to in Scotland in 2016

EDINBURGH, 2015-11-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Welcome to VisitScotland’s annual update on everything to see, do and look forward to in Scotland in the next 12 months. The Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design 2016 – Scotland enthusiasts will have more reasons than ever to visit their favourite country during 2016 which is celebrating… 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

Qatar Airways announces that Scotland and Qatar will compete for the Qatar Airways Cup at Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh on 5th June 2015

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2015-5-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to announce that Scotland and Qatar will compete for the Qatar Airways Cup at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh on Friday 5th June 2015. Qatar Airways has been named as the Official Match Airline Partner for this highly anticipated match, which will take place eight days… Read the full press release

Two of Scotland’s top visitor attractions will mark the life and works of one of Scotland’s most famous poets and exports Robert Burns

EDINBURGH, 2015-1-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Two of Scotland’s top visitor attractions will mark the life and works of one of Scotland’s most famous poets and exports, Robert Burns, this weekend. Taking place over the weekend of the 24th and 25th January, the events will see Edinburgh and Stirling Castles celebrate the Scottish bard’s… 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

Stagecoach East Scotland becomes the first in Scotland awarded with five star rating for its environmental performance

Perth, Scotland, 2014-6-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach East Scotland has become the first in Scotland to be awarded a coveted five star rating for its environmental performance. The company – part of Perth-based Stagecoach Group – was assessed under the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme, run by Dundee City Council. Presenting the firm with its… Read the full press release

Scotland: TWO of the country’s most iconic Victorian baths clubs awarded “A” listed status by Historic Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — TWO of the country’s most iconic Victorian baths clubs have been awarded “A” listed status by Historic Scotland. The Arlington Baths Club in Arlington Street, near Charing Cross which was founded in 1870 and The Western Baths Club in Cranworth Street, Hillhead which dates from 1876 remain treasured examples… Read the full press release

Ease of flying directly to Scotland from Yorkshire’s gateway demonstrated in a flight with Flybe

Leeds, UK, 2014-2-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fourteen PA’s and travel bookers were flown to Glasgow from Leeds Bradford Airport to demonstrate the ease of flying directly to Scotland from Yorkshire’s gateway airport with Flybe. The delegates experienced a day trip in Scotland’s largest city to sample how easily the regions businesses can travel to Scotland and back… Read the full press release

FirstGroup’s financial processing centre First Shared Services (FSS) employees crowned one of the healthiest workforces in Scotland

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2014-1-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Staff at Aberdeen based, First Shared Services (FSS), the financial processing centre for transport operator FirstGroup, have been crowned one of the healthiest workforces in Scotland. Just one year after being awarded the Healthy Working Lives Silver Status, FSS has been awarded Gold status in recognition of the company’s efforts to… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to operate five flights weekly to Scottish capital Edinburgh

Scottish Capital to be Airline’s Third Destination in the UK DOHA, Qatar, 2013-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways announced it will begin flights to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh effective 28 May 2014, operating five flights weekly. Flying direct from Doha, Qatar Airways will provide seamless connections for passengers to many of its destinations worldwide including the… Read the full press release

Scottish Government shortlisted FirstGroup for the ScotRail franchise competition

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2013-11-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — FirstGroup has been shortlisted for the ScotRail franchise competition by the Scottish Government. The Group currently operates the franchise which provides passenger train services throughout Scotland. The new ten year contract, with a potential break point after five years, will be awarded next year and is expected to start in April… Read the full press release

To celebrate National Customer Service Week Stagecoach Supertram launched month of activities for tram customers across Sheffield, UK

Plans being launched during National Customer Service Week Meet the manager events to be held for passengers Find ‘Supertram man’ competition with prizes to be won Nominations open for passengers to vote for their ‘Customer Service Stars’ Perth, Scotland,  2013-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate National Customer Service Week, Stagecoach Supertram is today (Monday 7 October) launching… Read the full press release

Tantallon Castle visitors can now find out what lies beneath as archaeologists from Historic Scotland and Kirkdale Archaeology are currently on site

Visitors to Tantallon Castle are able to find out more about what lies beneath this month. North Berwick, Scotland, 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Archaeologists from Historic Scotland and Kirkdale Archaeology are currently on site, along with a team of local volunteers from the Friends of North Berwick Museum, and are excavating a series of trenches within the… Read the full press release

Visitors to some of Scotland’s most famous historic sites will be able to channel their inner artist this October

2013-09-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Visitors to some of Scotland’s most famous historic sites will be able to channel their inner artist next month. A number of Historic Scotland sites are taking part in ‘The Big Draw’, the world’s biggest drawing festival. The participating sites are Edinburgh Castle, Duff House, Bothwell Castle, Urquhart Castle, Iona Abbey, Castle… Read the full press release

Historic Scotland marks 100 years since the 1913 Ancient Monuments Act was passed into law

2013-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — One hundred years ago, the 1913 Ancient Monuments Act was passed into law – one of the many building blocks that eventually led to the creation of Historic Scotland. The Act was an amalgamation and extension of several earlier Acts. The earliest was The Ancient Monuments Protection Act of 1882, which was… 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

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