National Geographic names The Scottish Highlands as one of its ‘Best of the World’ destinations for 2023

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Scottish Highlands has been named as one of National Geographic’s ‘Best of the World’ destinations for 2023. The publication revealed that the region is one of only two UK destinations to make the annual list.* It has been shortlisted in the nature category, alongside Botswana, Slovenia,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s ‘Great Days Out in Scotland’ campaign promotes discounted tickets to boost winter tourism in Scotland

Stirling Castle is one of many visitor attractions and activity providers offering ticket incentives to boost winter tourism in Scotland. Please credit VisitScotland/ Kenny Lam EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new campaign is set to encourage people across Scotland to experience a day out across the country this autumn and winter…. Read the full press release

The Scottish Thistle Awards shortlist announced

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — MORE than one hundred tourism businesses and events have been shortlisted for a regional accolade in Scotland’s premier tourism and events awards. Accommodation providers, visitor attractions, hotels, restaurants, events and individuals the length and breadth of the country are in the running for a Scottish Thistle Award,… Read the full press release

VisitScotland celebrates World Gaelic Week

An Lanntair in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, is holding Year of Stories events celebrating Gaelic EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has revealed how visitor interest in Scottish Gaelic has risen over the last four years. Today (3/21/2022) marks the start of the first ever World Gaelic Week/Seachdain na Gàidhlig (21-27 March) which aims… Read the full press release

VisitScotland attracting younger visitors in the next phase of Scotland is Calling campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A multi-million pound global marketing campaign is set to bolster the recovery of Scotland’s valuable tourism and events industry by encouraging younger visitors to make Scotland their top travel choice this year. With 16-34 year olds expected to be among the first to travel this year, and… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland announces exhibition featuring untold stories of people from Scotland’s history

Historic Environment Scotland announces exhibition of untold stories as part of Scotland’s themed year EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has today (Monday 10 January) announced a programme of activity to celebrate the Year of Stories which includes Unforgettable, an exhibition featuring the untold stories of 12 people from… Read the full press release

VisitScotland invites tourism businesses to join ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme to help tourism and hospitality sector recover

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland is encouraging businesses to sign up to a new voucher scheme to help low income families, unpaid carers and disadvantaged young people who have been adversely affected by the pandemic enjoy a subsidized two-night break in Scotland. Administered on behalf of The Scottish Government, The National… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s new tourism campaign reminds visitors to protect, respect and enjoy Scotland responsibly

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has launched a new national responsible tourism campaign with STV dubbed ‘I love it so I look after it’. Visitors to the area are being asked to consider their impact on Scotland’s landscapes and communities through a series of adverts. The national tourism organisation’s adverts feature… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes the appointment of Ivan McKee MSP as Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead has welcomed the appointment of Ivan McKee MSP as Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise. His appointment was confirmed today (May 19 2021) in the First Minister’s new ministerial team to support Kate Forbes MSP, who was confirmed as the Cabinet… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces 13 projects to be supported by the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF)

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — More than a dozen popular tourist sites across Scotland are to receive just over £3m in funding for projects to enhance the visitor experience. Thirteen projects across the country have been recommended for approval – subject to conditions – to receive cash from round three of the… Read the full press release

UK’s national tourism organisations launches ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign

Loch Ness is one of the Scottish locations to feature in the Escape the Everyday campaign film EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new UK-wide campaign to encourage people to take a domestic break during autumn and winter has been launched by the UK’s national tourism organisations. The £5 million ‘Escape the… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Growth Fund award supports new campaign showcasing Dunfermline and west Fife

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new campaign will bring more visitors to Dunfermline and west Fife by showcasing the town and area’s history and heritage with the help of VisitScotland. Led by Dunfermline Heritage Partnership (DHP) with the support of Fife Cultural Trust Dunfermline & West Fife Tourism Association and Fife… Read the full press release

VisitScotland’s Chief Executive visits David Livingstone Birthplace on-going restoration

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland’s Chief Executive was on site at the David Livingstone Birthplace Project to review its on-going restoration during a tour of the Lanarkshire area. Malcolm Roughead met with the Trust’s Chair Isabel Bruce to discuss the next steps for the historic landmark. Plans to revamp the attraction are… Read the full press release

VisitScotland celebrates its 50th anniversary at the 40th World Travel Market

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland is marking its 50th anniversary with a host of Scottish businesses at the 40th World Travel Market (WTM). The national tourism organisation has been attending the leading global event for the travel industry since it began in 1980 and almost 40 years later it is being joined at its… Read the full press release

VisitScotland offers top tips for vegan experiences with a Scottish flavour ahead of World Vegan Day on 1 November

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — It is estimated that a quarter of the British population will be vegan or vegetarian by 2025, with flexitarians* making up almost half of all UK consumers. Luckily Scotland has lots to offer those that want to embrace a sustainable lifestyle and eat more veggies. Ahead of… Read the full press release

VisitScotland partners with women’s health crusaders to provide free period products for its employees

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has joined forces with women’s health crusaders to provide free period products for its employees. The national tourism organisation is fighting period poverty alongside social enterprise, Hey Girls by making sure staff – across 37 sites – have access to plastic-free tampons and sanitary pads. To… Read the full press release

The Wellwood Burns Centre and Museum upgraded to Four Star grading by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The venue of a Robert Burns Club that dates back to 1826 has received a Four Star grading from VisitScotland. The Wellwood Burns Centre and Museum, home of the Irvine Burns Club, was upgraded from three stars by the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in… Read the full press release

VisitScotland announces the first ever major event in Scotland to feature an all-female police command structure — The 2019 Solheim Cup

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2019 Solheim Cup will become the first ever major event in Scotland to feature an all-female police command structure. Chief Superintendents Sharon Milton and Suzie Mertes, and Superintendent Maggie Pettigrew, will take control of safety proceedings when the biggest competition in women’s golf gets under way next… Read the full press release

The Orkney Distillery and Visitor Centre earns Five Star Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — An Orkney gin company which opened its premises to visitors just over a year ago is celebrating after having achieved its Five Star Quality Assurance award at its first grading visit. The Orkney Distillery and Visitor Centre, situated on Kirkwall’s harbour front, is the home of Kirkjuvagr Orcadian… Read the full press release

The Grant Arms Hotel achieved its Four Star Quality Assurance from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland hotel in which Queen Victoria once stayed has achieved its Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) award from the national tourism organisation. The Grant Arms Hotel, in Grantown-on-Spey, which specialises in bird watching and wildlife holidays, was given the accolade by VisitScotland. Built in 1765, during… Read the full press release

The Old Manse of Blair earns five stars from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A country house in the heart of Highland Perthshire received a special visit from a VisitScotland Coo Van as it became Perthshire’s first Five Star Restaurant with Rooms. The Old Manse of Blair, just outside the village of Blair Atholl, received five stars from the national tourism organisation’s… Read the full press release

VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has unveiled its new visitor information centre within the City Chambers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. VISITORS to Scotland will experience cutting edge information and inspiration as VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city on May 22nd 2019. The national tourism organisation today… Read the full press release

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

Action for Children and Perthshire Women’s Aid announced as the Official Charity Partners of The 2019 Solheim Cup

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Two charities have been unveiled as the Official Charity Partners of The 2019 Solheim Cup following a comprehensive process to identify organisations to benefit from Scotland’s staging of the world’s biggest women’s golf event. Action for Children and Perthshire Women’s Aid will benefit from in excess of… Read the full press release

VisitScotland Growth Fund supports EdinburghWows campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever collaborative marketing campaign between Edinburgh’s arts venues will showcase the city as a must-see cultural destination all year round with the help of VisitScotland. EdinburghWows, a campaign based on highlighting the emotional connections stirred by outstanding cultural experiences, has received a £25,000 Growth Fund award… Read the full press release

Highland Perthshire B&B Cuil-an-Duin Country House earns Five Star Gold Quality Assurance Award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As B&Bs up and down the country prepare to embark on a week-long celebration, dedicated to recognising the hard work of independent hosts, a Highland Perthshire B&B is also marking a special milestone after receiving VisitScotland’s highest Quality Assurance grading. Cuil-an-Duin Country House, near Pitlochry, achieved a Five Star… Read the full press release

Newton Steading, a luxurious self-catering accommodation in Angus secures a five-star rating from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — An early 19th century barn, which has been renovated to luxurious self-catering accommodation, is celebrating after achieving a prestigious Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland. Newton Steading, situated near Lintrathen in Angus, has secured a five-star rating from the national tourism organisation. The grading highlights businesses who offer exceptional… Read the full press release

Discover the Cairngorms National Park campaign receives £40,000 VisitScotland Growth Fund

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A new campaign will showcase the Cairngorms National Park to the world with the support of VisitScotland. Discover the Cairngorms National Park, a campaign to inspire the international travel trade to list the UK’s largest National Park as a must visit destination, has received a £40,000 Growth… 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

VisitScotland announces Lanarkshire’s first ever tourism industry conference to take place on 19 March

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Fresh from his adventures around some of Lanarkshire’s top heritage sites, digital consultant and travel blogger Neil Robertson, aka ‘Travels with a Kilt’, will be meeting local businesses at Lanarkshire’s first ever tourism industry conference next month to share his experiences and top tips for making the… Read the full press release