VisitScotland appoints Cheryl Chapman as new Development Manager for Orkney

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A desire to work with stakeholders and partners to grow sustainable tourism and the visitor economy is amongst the aims of VisitScotland’s new Development Manager for Orkney. Cheryl Chapman is based in the national tourism organisation’s Kirkwall local office. She first visited Orkney in 2011 with her… 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

VisitScotland aims to inspire young people to visit Ayrshire & Arran with brand new film

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A brand new film has been created by VisitScotland to inspire young people to visit Ayrshire & Arran. Take a Different Path, which is supported by a useful eBook, has been delivered by the national tourism organisation in partnership with North, South and East Ayrshire Councils, to… 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

Callendar House achieves five-star rating from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A stunning cornerstone of Falkirk’s history has scored a five-star rating from VisitScotland. Callendar House, which dates back to the 14th century, has achieved the national tourism organisation’s top-quality award. The historic house received an “exceptional” score in categories including core experience, hospitality, friendliness, staff efficiency, catering,… Read the full press release

The Gallery at Forth Valley College in Stirling earns a Taste Our Best accolade from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A trailblazing restaurant run by students has received a prestigious food and drink award from VisitScotland. The Gallery at Forth Valley College in Stirling was awarded a Taste Our Best accolade and became the first training restaurant in Scotland to achieve the award. Taste Our Best connects… Read the full press release

Dunstane House achieves the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A boutique hotel offering a breath of fresh Orkney air in the heart of Edinburgh has achieved the highest Quality Assurance (QA) grading from VisitScotland. Dunstane House, situated in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, recently received a 5-Star Quality Assurance award from the national tourism organisation in… 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

The Torridon achieves a 5 Star Gold award from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A Highland hotel set on the edge of a sea loch with beautiful views of the Torridon mountains has achieved VisitScotland’s most prestigious Quality Assurance (QA) accolade. The Torridon has achieved a 5 Star Gold award from the national tourism organisation. The beautiful property comprises 18 luxury… Read the full press release

Perth and Kinross, Angus, Dundee City, and Fife partnership to promote Scotland’s Tay Country awarded support from VisitScotland Growth Fund

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The River Tay is making a splash as the star of a new tourism campaign supported by VisitScotland Growth Fund. Ahead of the arrival of V&A Dundee, The Open at Carnoustie and with Scotland’s reputation as the Home of Golf – the four councils on the banks of… Read the full press release

Sleepy Sporran Tours earns VisitScotland’s five-star rating

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A local company has achieved VisitScotland’s top quality assurance award to become one of only two five-star tours operating in Perthshire. Sleepy Sporran Tours, which is run by Trish Simpson and Ian Bell, offers luxury small group tours around Scotland, showcasing some of the country’s most beautiful… Read the full press release

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