Braemar Highland Experience secures a five-star rating from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A tour operator which offers bespoke tours in the Cairngorms National Park is celebrating after achieving a prestigious Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland. Braemar Highland Experience, situated in Royal Deeside has secured a five-star rating from the national tourism organisation. The grading highlights businesses within the VisitScotland Quality… Read the full press release

Garleton Lodge awarded a four-star gold accolade from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A luxury hotel in East Lothian has achieved a prestigious Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland just one year after opening. Garleton Lodge nestled in a countryside setting between Haddington and Gullane, has been awarded a four-star gold accolade from the national tourism organisation. Having worked in the property… Read the full press release

VisitScotland to launch new campaign dedicated to attracting visitors to the South of Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Half a million pounds of funding has been announced to launch a new campaign dedicated to attracting visitors to the South of Scotland. VisitScotland has been granted the additional funding from the Scottish Government to launch an ambitious two-year campaign to promote the south of Scotland as… 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

Benromach Distillery earns Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A family-owned distillery in Moray Speyside which attracts more than 13,000 visitors per year has achieved its Five Star Visitor Attraction status from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme. BenromachDistillery in Forres makes whisky the traditional way by hand. Now exported around the world, Benromach single malt Scotch provides… Read the full press release

Arden House in Callander awarded a four-star gold accolade by VisitScotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A stunning bed and breakfast, made famous in TV drama Dr Finlay’s Casebook, has struck gold after achieving a prestigious Quality Assurance (QA) award from VisitScotland. Arden House in Callander, has been awarded a four-star gold accolade from the national tourism organisation. The Victorian home is surrounded… Read the full press release

VisitScotland highlights the importance of rural tourism economy at Aberdeenshire seminar

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Highlighting the importance of the rural tourism economy was the focus of a seminar organised by VisitScotland and attended by around 70 representatives from businesses in the east of Aberdeenshire. The imposing 800-year-old fortress of Fyvie Castle was the backdrop to the agri-tourism event, at which delegates… Read the full press release

Windlestraw achieves VisitScotland’s five star gold Quality Assurance Award

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A LUXURY restaurant with rooms situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders has achieved VisitScotland’s most prestigious Quality Assurance (QA) accolade. Windlestraw, an Edwardian manor overlooking the Tweed Valley in Walkerburn, is home to an intimate restaurant, gardens and six bedrooms. VisitScotland’s five star gold Quality… Read the full press release

Scottish foodie adventure: Food & Drink Fortnight, 1-16 September 2018

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Food & Drink Fortnight (1-16 September 2018) offers the ideal opportunity for a Scottish foodie adventure, with a variety of events taking place the length and breadth of the country for all, celebrating local produce and offering unique food and drink experiences. Scotland is home to many… 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

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