Visit Midlothian and Discover Something Different and Mysterious

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new online film, aimed at promoting Midlothian to visitors across the globe, has been launched by the national tourism organisation in partnership with Midlothian Council and Midlothian Tourism Forum.

Produced by VisitScotland, in collaboration with the region’s council and tourism forum, the film showcases the number of things to see and do across the region.

Using the tagline ‘something… different, mysterious, awesome,…’ – the film features the wealth of visitor experiences on offer in Midlothian such as the Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, the Secret Herb Garden and Rosslyn Chapel.

The 68 second film also encourages visitors to explore ‘something dark’ during a visit to the National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange as well as trying ‘something crafty’ with a brewery tour and demonstration at Stewart Brewing in Loanhead.

Manuela Calchini, VisitScotland Regional Director, said: “This fantastic new video showcases the very best of Midlothian, shining a spotlight on the region’s icons, as well as its hidden gems.

“The film is an additional asset for VisitScotland and our partners to promote Midlothian and its many attractions to visitors at home and further afield, providing a shop window for the whole region.

“I’m sure the video will inspire more visitors to ‘experience something different’ in Midlothian this summer and beyond. From breathtaking scenery to tasty food and drink, rich history to unforgettable attractions – Midlothian really does have ‘something’ for everyone.”

Andrew McDonald, Chair of the Midlothian Tourism Forum, said:

“This video gives a snapshot of what Midlothian has to offer and highlights the many activities and experiences available to all that come to our beautiful region.

“Located on Edinburgh’s doorstep, Midlothian may well be easy to get to for visitors and residents alike – what may prove more difficult is to leave without wishing to explore more.”

Full list of attractions featured in the video:

  • National Mining Museum Scotland
  • Stewart Brewing
  • Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • Secret Herb Garden
  • Dalhousie Castle Falconry
  • Dalkeith Country Park
  • Snowsports Centre
  • Pentland Hills Regional Park
  • Roslin Glen
  • Ryze Trampoline
  • The Paper Mill

To find out more about Midlothian, visit www.visitmidlothian.org.uk

Notes to Editors

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  • The organisation’s core objective is to contribute to the Tourism 2020 Strategy ambition of growing tourism revenues by £1 billion by 2020.
  • This will be supported by seven overarching strategies:
    1. Marketing: we will market Scotland and its outstanding assets to visitors from all parts of the world, including the promotion of Scotland to people living in Scotland to visit different parts of the country
    2. Events: we will support the national events strategy and its delivery, and sustain, develop and promote Scotland’s international profile as one of the world’s foremost events destinations
    3. Internationalisation and International Engagement: we will utilise all our platforms to enable Scottish-based tourism businesses to better understand international opportunities and market to a global audience and we will work within One Scotland Partnerships to optimise the potential of Scotland’s Diaspora and our strategic partners at regional, European and global levels
    4. Customer Experience: we will provide information and inspiration to visitors both locally and globally via their preferred medium of choice
    5. Quality and Sustainability: we will provide support and advice to businesses, with the goal of improving the quality and sustainability of the tourism sector in Scotland. We will provide quality assurance to visitors through our Quality Schemes
    6. Inclusive Tourism: we will strive to make tourism in Scotland inclusive and available to all
    7. Working in Partnership: we will listen to and work with the industry, partners and communities to shape our offering and support
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2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

  • 2017 is the year to delve into the past and discover Scotland’s fascinating stories through a wide-ranging variety of new and existing activity to drive the nation’s tourism and events sector, boosting tourism across Scotland.
  • The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology begins on 1 January 2017 and will end on 31 December 2017. It will build on the momentum generated by previous themed years in Scotland including the 2015 Year of Food and Drink, Homecoming Scotland 2014, the Year of Creative and the Year of Natural.
  • The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland, and supported by a variety of partners including Creative Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Built Environment Forum Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland.
  • The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology is supported by £570,000 of Scottish Government funding.
  • The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology events fund is managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.
  • For more information visit visitscotland.com/HHA2017 or join the conversation at #HHA2017

Contact:
Stewart Ross
Corporate Press Officer – National
Sports Tourism, Events Tourism, Edinburgh and Lothians, North Coast 500
Stewart.Ross@visitscotland.com
0131 472 2219
Out of hours – 0131 472 2324

Source:  VisitScotland

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