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

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