VisitScotland: Lonely Planet includes Shetland in its top 10 ‘Best in Europe’ destinations for 2019 – the only UK destination to be included

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s northernmost point has earned its place as one of the top must-see destinations for international travellers in Europe this year. Travel authority Lonely Planet, has today (21 May) revealed that Shetland has been listed at number six in its top 10 ‘Best in Europe’ destinations for 2019… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections from 25 January to 11 March 2019

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s finest gardens, woodlands and estates are set to open their gates for the 13th year of the country’s most popular flower festival. Signaling the end of winter and the promise of spring, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections from… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes National Television Awards’ decision to bring this year’s nomination announcement to Scotland and V&A Dundee

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead, said: “We are honoured that the National Television Awards has chosen Dundee to make the announcement of who will be in the running for a coveted National Television Award. This is the very first time that the nominations have been revealed in a live… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

Scotland to play host to the next TEDSummit, from 21 to 25 July 2019

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland has fought off stiff competition from around the globe to play host to the next TEDSummit. The prestigious summit, part of the TED network, which has previously been held in Canada will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 21 to 25 July 2019,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media

VisitScotland reveals new statistics on the success of its ‘Spirit of Scotland’ cinematic shorts on social media   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As the Spirit of Scotland campaign celebrates its second birthday, VisitScotland have revealed new statistics showing the phenomenal success of their online films on social media. The 15 ‘Spirit… Read the full press release

Edinburgh named among Britain’s favourite city in the LandLove Magazine Awards

Edinburgh named among Britain’s favourite city in the LandLove Magazine Awards   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, is delighted to hear that Edinburgh was a runner-up for Britain’s favourite city in the LandLove Magazine Awards. “It’s fantastic that Edinburgh has been named among Britain’s favourite cities. With a… Read the full press release

The Scottish Seabird Centre again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme

The Scottish Seabird Centre again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the Scotland’s leading wildlife centres has swooped up tourism’s highest accolade. The Scottish Seabird Centre, twice winner of BBC Countryfile’s Nature Reserve of the Year, has once again received a… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017

VisitScotland: Scotland named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Commenting on the results of the Rough Guides Reader Awards 2017, where Scotland was named Most Welcoming Country and Favourite Destination of 2017, Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to see that Scotland’s charm has cast its… Read the full press release

VisitEngland and VisitScotland partner to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — With more than half of people with access requirements avoiding going to new places if they can’t find information about accessibility, VisitEngland and VisitScotland have formed a unique partnership to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market. The national tourism organisations have launched a new,… Read the full press release

British Airways offers free flights for children under 12 who travel with a full paying adult this summer

British Airways offers free flights for children under 12 who travel with a full paying adult this summer   London, 2017-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The school holidays are nearing and its ‘books away’ for the majority of British children but should they spend the summer swotting up on their geography? In a recent… Read the full press release

Queensferry Crossing opening date announced

Queensferry Crossing opening date announced   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Economy Secretary Keith Brown today (Jun 20, 2017) revealed the date the Queensferry Crossing will open to traffic. Details of an opportunity for the public to walk across the new bridge were also announced. On a visit to the Forth Replacement Crossing… Read the full press release

Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife to open its doors to visitors this August

Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife to open its doors to visitors this August   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Its charms may have lain hidden in the tranquility of undulating hills and arching woodlands these past 800 or so years, but Lindores Abbey in Fife is set to restore its position as whisky’s… Read the full press release

“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

Poll for Scotland’s Best Golf Holes Include St. Andrews, Royal Troon and Cruden Bay

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The closing hole at St Andrew’s Old Course has been voted as the best golf hole in Scotland, after a poll of 3,000 golfers chose it ahead of a formidable selection from the country’s world-class courses. The poll, undertaken by VisitScotland, set out to discover which golf… Read the full press release

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