Scotland from the Sky to showcase Scotland’s ever-changing landscapes

Three-part BBC1 Scotland series reveals Scotland’s hidden ancient past through aerial photography held in the Historic Environment Scotland (HES) archives. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Aerial photography held in our archives will showcase Scotland’s ever-changing landscapes in Scotland from the Sky which returns to BBC One at 9pm on Wednesday 17 April. The three-part second… Read the full press release

IHG opens the first Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants in Scotland, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel brings a new, approachable luxury hotel offering to historic Edinburgh Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) today (06 MARCH 2019) opens the first Kimpton®Hotels & Restaurants in Scotland, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, as it continues to invest in Scotland as a luxury destination. Kimpton Charlotte Square… Read the full press release

World champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy helped boost funds for British Airways’ Flying Start charity initiative in support of Comic Relief

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s multi-Olympic gold medallist and world champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy helped boost British Airways’ Flying Start fund-raising initiative on behalf of Comic Relief when he visited the airline’s engineering hangar at Glasgow Airport. Sir Chris, who won six Olympic gold medals and 11 World championship medals… Read the full press release

The Scottish National Surfing Championships secures funding from EventScotland’s National Programme Fund

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A competition which brings surfers from across Scotland to compete for a national title has been successful in securing funding from EventScotland’s National Programme Fund. The Scottish National Surfing Championships, which take place from 19 – 22 April in Thurso, aim to bring surfers from across Scotland… Read the full press release

Glasgow and Scotland host the prestigious 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland Director of Events, looks ahead to next month’s European Athletics Indoor Championships as well as the other events coming up in 2019. In two weeks’ time, Glasgow and Scotland will once again be in the global spotlight as the world-class Emirates Arena hosts the… 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

Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day, Salomon Skyline Scotland, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Stirling Scottish Marathon shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Soctland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — FOUR of Scotland’s major sporting events have been shortlisted for a national award at Scotland’s tourism Oscars. The four finalists for Best Sporting Event are: Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day – held in June, the event attracts a non-traditional audience to the race track and has a significant impact on the local… Read the full press release

Three of Scotland’s major business events shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Business events curated or hosted by Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Cashel Travel and DataLab will battle it out to be crowned Best Business Event at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards National Final to be held on 14 March at the EICC. The three finalists for Best Business Event are: Edinburgh International… 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

VisitScotland: Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign celebrated its successful first anniversary

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s first-ever business events campaign has brought in almost £10 million worth of inquiries in its first year alone, VisitScotland can reveal. Scotland. Where Ideas Become Legend, launched in November 2017, and is an industry-first, bringing together all of Scotland’s convention bureaux as well as major conference… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina, its first Hyatt-branded property in Scotland

Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina will mark the brand’s entry into Scotland ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt announced today (November 29, 2018)  that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement for the first Hyatt-branded property in Scotland and the third Hyatt Regency hotel in the United Kingdom. With 187 guestrooms and 98 apartments,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scotland will be hosting A whole host of events to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — If Hogmanay shows the world anything, it is that the Scots know how to throw a party. November 30th, St Andrew’s Day, is a day when Scots come together to celebrate the patron saint and what it means to be Scottish. A whole host of events take… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet lists Scotland’s Highlands and Islands amongst top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019

EDINBURGH, 2018-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s Highlands and Islands* have earned their place as one of the top must-see destinations in the world in 2019. Travel authority, Lonely Planet, has today (23 October) revealed that the regions have been listed amongst its top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019 – the only… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Fintech Fortnight to showcase Scotland’s fintech sector to the world, 17 to 28 September, 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s first Fintech Fortnight celebrating the growing and lucrative fintech sector will begin today (Monday, 17 September), in conjunction with FinTech Scotland and VisitScotland Business Events. Fintech Scotland Fortnight 2018 will run from 17 to 28 September and feature 23 events across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk and… Read the full press release

VisitScotland awards Hostelling Scotland’s Glen Nevis Youth Hostel its top Quality Assurance accolade

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A youth hostel situated at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain which has welcomed more than 1.3 million guests in its lifetime is celebrating after being given Five-Star status by the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland awarded Hostelling Scotland’s Glen Nevis Youth Hostel its top Quality Assurance… Read the full press release

Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field named UK Bus Driver of the Year

Stagecoach East Scotland driver wins Best Bus Driver of the Year Award Stagecoach West driver takes second place Five Stagecoach drivers finish in the top 10 26 Stagecoach staff compete in national finals Perth, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach East Scotland driver Ian Field, 39, who works at St Andrews garage was one… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s Scotland: Life campaign features Canadian influencer Chris Hau

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A Canadian influencer, with a collective social media following of over 514,000, has been on an adventure around the West of Scotland as part of an exciting project with VisitScotland. Chris Hau, a photographer, filmmaker and wakesurfer from Toronto, caught some waves off the coast of Tiree,… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… 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

ScotRail, Stagecoach and Transport Scotland partner to introduce smart, multi-modal travel in nine locations across Scotland

PlusBus day, weekly, monthly and 3 monthly tickets can now be stored on ScotRail Smartcards and StagecoachSmart cards. Perth, Scotland, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Bus and rail operators have worked together to deliver smart, integrated travel in nine Scottish locations through the multi-modal PlusBus scheme. Train operator ScotRail has worked with bus company… Read the full press release

Ashfield House B&B awarded a Four Star Gold award by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A 19th Century house in the heart of Loch Lomond has been awarded a Four Star Gold award by VisitScotland. Ashfield House B&B, situated in the Arrochar Alps on the shores of Loch Long in the village of Arrochar, was upgraded from Four Stars by the national tourism… Read the full press release

The Townhouse achieves VisitScotland’s five star gold grading for accommodation

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A bed & breakfast in Perth has achieved VisitScotland’s highest quality award for accommodation. The Townhouse, which is co-owned by Laurent Moller and David Henderson, has secured a five star gold grading from the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland’s five star gold Quality Assurance Award recognises serviced accommodation… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: new film launches to inspire families and young people to explore Midlothian and the Scottish Borders

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A new film with a retro video-game twist will inspire families and young people to explore Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, according to VisitScotland. Game On! Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, a collaborative content project between the two regions, takes visitors on a journey through some of… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Hamilton Park Racecourse becomes one of only three Five Star racecourses in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — An historic sporting venue has become one of only three Five Star racecourses in Scotland following a grading from VisitScotland. Hamilton Park Racecourse, located on Bothwell Road in the South Lanarkshire town, was upgraded from Four Stars by the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in… 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

IHG® announces the opening of Hotel Indigo® Dundee, Scotland

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened Hotel Indigo® Dundee, in one of Europe’s rising design destinations – Dundee, Scotland. Once famous for its textiles, the city’s industrial spaces are now filled with artists and collectives, including a thriving gaming community who… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches the first and only A350 service to Scotland

The award-winning airline will offer 406 additional seats per week to passengers travelling between Doha and Edinburgh Daily Edinburgh service will continue providing people of Scotland one seamless international connection to gateways around the world Commitment to United Kingdom continues following recent launch of two new routes to  London Gatwick and Cardiff DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jul-09… Read the full press release

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries awarded VisitScotland’s five-star status

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A spectacular museum and gallery in the heart of Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter has become the Fife town’s first five-star attraction. Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, which officially opened last year, has achieved VisitScotland’s top quality award. Following a Quality Assurance visit by the national tourism organisation, the… Read the full press release

New Portal AR app invites the world to step into Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A ground breaking new app that invites the world to step into Scotland has been created in close collaboration with Google as part of the Scotland Is Now global campaign. The innovative technology was led by VisitScotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Universities Scotland…. Read the full press release

Youth Beatz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Youth Beatz Festival aims to start the summer holidays on a high with the announcement of the full line up of acts featuring at this year’s festival! Celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the festival has just… Read the full press release