The DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing earns 4-star grading from VisitScotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A Fife hotel, which is helping to revitalise North Queensferry, is celebrating after earning a 4-star grading from VisitScotland. The DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing achieved the award on the first time of asking following its relaunch as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in August… Read the full press release

Fife Council hosts VisitScotland’s Ambassadog, George the Golden Retriever and his owners to a pawsome break in Fife

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s top dog has enjoyed a weekend of walkies during a pawsome break in Fife. VisitScotland’s Ambassadog, George the Golden Retriever, and his owners, sisters Victoria and Emma Rae from Glasgow, were invited to sample the delights of the Kingdom by Fife Council. With miles of stunning beaches… Read the full press release

VisitScotland and Borders Railway invite visitors to experience Scottish Borders’s unique Common Ridings and festivals

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — VISITSCOTLAND is encouraging visitors, especially young people, to travel to the Scottish Borders by train this summer to experience the region’s unique Common Ridings and festivals. The events celebrate the remarkable history and unique identity of the region, upholding ancient traditions with hundreds of horses and their riders gathering… Read the full press release

VisitScotland hosts visit by the Japanese ambassador and delegation to Moray Speyside

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A selection of Moray Speyside’s finest attractions and locations are being visited by Japan’s Ambassador to the UK this week, as part of a tour to introduce the country’s travel agents to the region. The Japanese Ambassador, Koji Tsuruoka, and his wife, Yooko, are visiting Moray Speyside on… Read the full press release

VisitScotland launches interactive map showcasing Falkirk

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — An interactive map showcasing what to see and do in Falkirk and the surrounding area has been launched by VisitScotland. Falkirk & Beyond, developed by the national tourism organization and VisitFalkirk within Falkirk Council, offers prospective visitors a fun way to discover much of the area’s tourism… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s coo van heads to Orkney’s most popular visitor attractions

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland’s coo van is not letting the grass grow under its wheels as it heads to four of Orkney’s most popular visitor attractions next week. The van – one of VisitScotland’s small herd of mobile information centres – will visit Skara Brae, Scapa Distillery, Stromness Ferry Port,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland gave St Andrews Ghost Tours its highest Quality Assurance (QA) accolade

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A Fife ghost tour which gives customers educational and historical – as well as paranormal – information has received its Quality Assurance 5* Tour award from VisitScotland. The national tourism organisation gave St Andrews Ghost Tours its highest Quality Assurance (QA) accolade following its latest grading visit…. Read the full press release

VisitScotland: the Scottish Government Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund now open for applications

EDINBURGH, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new fund designed to help rural areas in Scotland invest in the quality of their tourism offering opens to applications today (30 March 2018). Administered by VisitScotland, the Scottish Government Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will support sustainable, well planned, inspiring and collaborative infrastructure projects to enable more… Read the full press release

The Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick gets support from EventScotland’s National Funding programme

The Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick gets support from EventScotland’s National Funding programme EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick will benefit from support from EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, for its 2018 event. The international festival of film and moving image –… Read the full press release

Blervie House, at Forres receives Five-Star Guest House status from VisitScotland

Blervie House, at Forres receives Five-Star Guest House status from VisitScotland EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A historic country house in Moray Speyside which was used for army training during World War Two is celebrating after being given Five-Star Guest House status by the national tourism organisation. Blervie House, at Forres, received… Read the full press release

Dunalastair Hotel Suites achieves VisitScotland’s highest quality assurance award

Dunalastair Hotel Suites achieves VisitScotland’s highest quality assurance award EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland Perthshire hotel, located in one of Scotland’s most popular set-jetting destinations, has achieved one of VisitScotland’s highest quality assurance award. Dunalastair Hotel Suites, in the village of Kinloch Rannoch, has been given a five-star grading from… Read the full press release

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions

Edinburgh Chinese Social Media Campaign declared a success with 60,000 followers and received 66 million impressions   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As Chinese New Year starts, Edinburgh has extra cause for celebration as a social media campaign developed to bring Chinese visitors to the city has been declared an incredible success… 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

VisitScotland funds Moray Speyside Tourism’s #madeinmoray campaign

VisitScotland funds Moray Speyside Tourism’s #madeinmoray campaign   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A marketing campaign aimed at promoting Moray Speyside through direct engagement with the travel trade has been given a funding boost of £12,200 by the national tourism organisation. VisitScotland has awarded Growth Fund money to Moray Speyside Tourism (MST),… 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 to open new iCentre in Glasgow

VisitScotland to open new iCentre in Glasgow   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — More visitors to Glasgow will experience cutting edge information and inspiration as VisitScotland announces a brand new iCentre for the city. The national tourism organisation has today (Jan 30, 2018) announced that they are investing £220,000 in a permanent location… Read the full press release

Ballater Hostel in Aberdeenshire earns VisitScotland’s highest accolade

EDINBURGH, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With a lot of hard-work, Ballater Hostel has achieved VisitScotland’s highest accolade. After achieving a 5-star award at their first ever grading visit, Ballater Hostel is now the only hostel in Aberdeenshire to hold the exceptional VisitScotland award. The Hostel is located in the centre of Ballater, and attracts… Read the full press release

Seafari Adventures joins VisitScotland Information Partners network

Seafari Adventures joins VisitScotland Information Partners network   EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Oban’s original five-star marine wildlife tour company is on board with VisitScotland’s innovative approach to information provision. Seafari Adventures, based in Easdale, has become part of an impressive network of VisitScotland Information Partners (VIPs) committed to providing local information… 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

VisitScotland launches global campaign which aims to grow Scotland’s multi-million pound Business Events sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland is encouraging global brands, charities and organisations from Life Sciences to Robotics to use Scotland as a place to make dynamic new discoveries and inventions in an ambitious digital campaign. The national tourism organisation has brought together the country’s big four convention bureaux in Glasgow, Aberdeen,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland creates its very first interactive gin map

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With the UK’s love affair with Mother’s Ruin showing no signs of slowing down, VisitScotland is quenching the thirst of gin fans with the creation of its very first interactive gin map. Taking you on a virtual tour, Scotland’s Gin Map, currently holds details of over 40 producers… Read the full press release

Visit Kelso joins VisitScotland Information Partners programme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A TRADITIONAL country clothing store, gift shop, café, pottery studio, pub, shoe shop and self-catering accommodation are among a group of local businesses in Kelso to join an innovative scheme to provide first-class information to visitors. More than ten businesses from local community group Visit Kelso have… 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

VisitScotland: ‘Wild About Argyll’ campaign a finalist in the Place Brand of the Year category at the City Nation Place Awards

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A tourism marketing campaign designed to raise the profile and enhance the perception of Argyll and the Isles has captured global attention following its outstanding success. The ‘Wild About Argyll’ campaign, which features Scottish endurance cyclist and record-breaker Mark Beaumont and is aimed at promoting the adventure tourism… Read the full press release

VisitScotland offers visitors to build their own holidays to Scotland based entirely around other people’s Instagram photos

The #ScotSpirit Instagram Travel Agency lets visitors craft holidays to Scotland based entirely around other travellers’ Instagram pictures; combining social media with a high street experience. Planning starts at a floor-to-ceiling digital Instagram wall showing images from across Scotland; Visitors pick their favourite ‘#ScotSpirit’ Instagram images and bespoke holiday itineraries are created based on those pictures…. Read the full press release

EventScotland funds four 2018 events taking place in the Highlands and Scottish Borders and Aberdeen

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — An outdoor light festival and a mountain bike endurance event are among the events set to benefit from a share of £49,500 from EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. The four events, taking place in the Highlands and Scottish Borders and Aberdeen, have been awarded grants from… Read the full press release

ANGUSalive joins VisitScotland Information Partner (VIP) Programme

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A museum dedicated to Britain’s oldest surviving lighthouse, the “wee red toonie” old jail and courthouse, and all of the libraries in Angus are enjoying VIP status after joining an innovative scheme to provide first-class information to visitors. ANGUSalive, the charitable trust for culture, sport and leisure… Read the full press release

Channel 4 and VisitScotland invites viewers to take part in a unique interactive TV campaign

Channel 4 and VisitScotland invites viewers to take part in a unique interactive TV campaign   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Channel 4, in partnership with VisitScotland, today (Aug 22, 2017) announces a unique interactive TV campaign that invites viewers to take part in and direct a series of ads across a week…. Read the full press release

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World upgraded to a four-star grading by VisitScotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s longest running butterfly house has been upgraded to a four-star grading by VisitScotland. Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, attached to Scotland’s largest garden centre, was upgraded from three stars by the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its excellent standards. The… Read the full press release

Spoutwells Farm Self-Catering Holiday Cottages and Cairnryan B&B earned 4-Star Quality Assurance (QA) from VisitScotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — THE quality of accommodation on offer to visitors to the Stranraer area received a major boost recently when two local providers each received 4-star awards from the national tourism organisation. Spoutwells Farm Self-Catering Holiday Cottages recently received a 4-Star Quality Assurance (QA) from VisitScotland. Its newly renovated… Read the full press release