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

Social Enterprise in the Scottish Borders Becomes the First in the Region to Sign Up for VisitScotland’s Information Partner Programme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A SCOTTISH BORDERS charity which provides training and work experience to adults with learning disabilities has become the first social enterprise in the region to sign up to VisitScotland’s Information Partner (VIP) programme. Bread Works is an organic bakery producing artisan bread in Tweedbank. Run by the… 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

Strawberry Bank House Receives Four Star Gold Quality Assurance Award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, 2017-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A B&B in Linlithgow has been awarded VisitScotland’s Four Star Gold Quality Assurance Award in recognition of its high standards. Strawberry Bank House received the upgrade from the national tourism organisation following its latest grading visit. The award recognises extremely high standards of visitor accommodation with the ‘gold’… Read the full press release

VisitScotland launches new marketing campaign to encourage more visitors to Clackmannanshire

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Key players from Clackmannanshire’s tourism sector will meet at the Inglewood House and Spa in Alloa on the evening of Tuesday, 28 March, to find out about an important new marketing campaign to encourage more visitors to explore the area. Organised by VisitScotland on behalf of partners… Read the full press release

VisitScotland to host the 2017 Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Conference on 29 March

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Around 100 businesses from all over the region will converge at Ayr Racecourse on Wednesday 29 March for the 2017 Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Conference. The industry event, hosted by VisitScotland and supported by the Ayrshire Tourism Industry Group, will focus on working together to drive tourism… Read the full press release

Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership (SBTP) Conference, 23rd March at the Tower Mill in Hawick

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism businesses across the Borders are being invited to attend the annual Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership (SBTP) Conference on Thursday 23rd March at the Tower Mill in Hawick. Following last year’s sell-out attendance, this year’s Conference theme is ‘Collaboration & Connectivity: Moving the Borders Forward’. The day sets… Read the full press release

Discover Clackmannanshire and VisitScotland launch new marketing campaign to attract people to explore Britain’s smallest county

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s “Wee County” is set to make a big impression on potential visitors, thanks to a new £20,000 marketing campaign supported by VisitScotland. Discover Clackmannanshire has received £10,000 from the national tourism organisation’s Growth Fund for a campaign to attract visitors on the strength of the stunning Ochil… Read the full press release

Mint Croft achieves 5 Star B&B Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxury, handcrafted organic B&B created from converted croft outhouses on Skye hasachieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Mint Croft, in north-west Skye, near Dunvegan, has achieved its 5 Star B&B Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation. Shaz and Ali Morton are crofters… 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’s Spirit of Scotland new online film gives viewers a ‘sense of who they are’

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — NOT many people are able to say that they can give others a ‘sense of who they are’, but this is exactly what tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker does for a living. Dumfriesshire-born Ian stars in the latest Spirit of Scotland online film from VisitScotland in… Read the full press release

Harray’s Little Bothy awarded the Four Star Quality Assurance Award by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A secluded bothy, perched on the edge of Harray Loch on Orkney, has been awarded four stars by VisitScotland. Renovated from a traditional stone built croft house, Harray’s Little Bothy, was awarded the Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) Award in recognition of its high standards. The cottage,… 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

Crolinnhe Guesthouse attained a 5* Bed & Breakfast QA award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxurious Victorian villa set on Scotland’s west coast has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Set within extensive private grounds and with uninterrupted views over Loch Linnhe, Crolinnhe Guesthouse has attained a 5* Bed & Breakfast QA award from the national tourism organisation…. Read the full press release

Dalvey House receives four-star award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — An historic family home near Forres has received a four-star award from VisitScotland at the very first attempt. Dalvey House, the Georgian home of the MacLeod family for over 250 years, was given the accolade from the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) scheme in recognition of… 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

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

Regional winners at the 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards announced

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A world gymnastic championship held in Glasgow, two of Scotland’s biggest marathons, a dazzling event that launched this year’s Festival of Architecture and a west coast ferry service have all been named regional winners at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars. The 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards, in association… Read the full press release

Highland tour company WOW Scotland Tours achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland tour company whose offering includes a 12-hour Isle of Skye Tour to top sights such as The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Faerie Glen has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Award-winning company WOW Scotland Tours Ltd has attained… 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 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

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

VisitScotland: Over 1 million passengers travelled on Borders Railway in its first year

VisitScotland: Over 1 million passengers travelled on Borders Railway in its first year   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A commemorative stone sculpture has been unveiled at Tweedbank Station to mark the day Her Majesty The Queen opened the Borders Railway and became Britain’s longest serving monarch. The Lord Lieutenant of Roxburgh,… 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

Luxury self-catering lodge Potarch Lodge received five star Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland

Lewis Gray is pictured with Jo Robinson   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxury self-catering lodge which replaced a former Royal Deeside hotel has achieved its five star Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation. Potarch Lodge, which is owned and run by Ballogie Estate and sits in a picturesque… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Wildlife tourism company Speyside Wildlife celebrates 25 years in business

Sally Dowden is pictured with Scott Armstrong   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A wildlife tourism company in the Highlands has been collecting its own ‘silver medals’ during this Olympic year whilst celebrating 25 years in business. An incredible 25 guests of Speyside Wildlife have joined 25 or more of their holidays… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland’s Winter Festivals kicks off on St Andrew’s Day November 30

Street of Light, part of Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations.   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — 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… Read the full press release