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Time to harness Community #ScotSpirit

Time to harness Community #ScotSpirit

Blog posts   •   Jul 07, 2016 10:00 BST

VisitScotland Director of Marketing, Charlie Smith, talks about the national tourism organisation's mission to plant a Scot in every location worldwide, to share what makes this country so special, through a new online community.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Have transport, will travel

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Have transport, will travel

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2016 10:01 BST

Recently, our CEO, Malcolm Roughead , wrote a piece on train travel to Scotland noting the increase in train journeys from London to Edinburgh and around the country.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Finding innovation in everything

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Finding innovation in everything

Blog posts   •   Mar 31, 2016 15:13 BST

The word hinterland describes my ideal place to be. Those unexplored or untouched parts of a country where I can get a bit lost. I often do.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Keeping my spirits high

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Keeping my spirits high

Blog posts   •   Feb 24, 2016 16:36 GMT

So, what do you think of our Seven Spirits of Scotland (Determination, Fun, Guts, Humour, Soul, Spark, and Warmth) – introduced to the world as part of our new global marketing campaign?

Haggis, neeps and chatty - 2016 is looking trendy

Haggis, neeps and chatty - 2016 is looking trendy

Blog posts   •   Dec 15, 2015 14:39 GMT

My folks used to own a hotel and restaurant in rural Perthshire and I remember this time of year as outright pandemonium.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Shoots to thrill

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Shoots to thrill

Blog posts   •   Oct 28, 2015 17:18 GMT

Last month was huge for Scotland, film and me. After quite a lot of build-up and fanfare I got to see one of Scottish history’s greatest characters on screen, marching through dramatic Highland scenery, engaged in high octane battle scenes and delivering powerful speeches.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - People, people!

Haggis, neeps and chatty - People, people!

Blog posts   •   Sep 21, 2015 14:26 BST

​Once again, I am going to make the claim that Scotland is better than every other country in the world at something; this month that it is - the perfect stage for events.

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Haggis, Neeps and Chatty - Scotland, the home of…cycling?!

Blog posts   •   Jul 20, 2015 10:13 BST

I’m going to try and prove to you in a 700 word blog post that Scotland is the Home of Cycling.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - The wild side of tourism

Haggis, neeps and chatty - The wild side of tourism

Blog posts   •   Jun 10, 2015 15:02 BST

Leo's back for another blog of musings from life in the tourism fast lane

Haggis, neeps and chatty - It is the journey that matters

Haggis, neeps and chatty - It is the journey that matters

Blog posts   •   Apr 28, 2015 16:08 BST

The ‘customer journey’ is the current industry buzz phrase – particularly the customer’s digital journey.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Looking to the skies for industry inspiration!

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Looking to the skies for industry inspiration!

Blog posts   •   Mar 18, 2015 10:45 GMT

Scotland certainly has an interesting past when it comes to our relationship with the universe!

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Sorry to bang on about the weather again, but…

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Sorry to bang on about the weather again, but…

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2015 09:45 GMT

Sorry to bang on about the weather again, but…

Selling Scotland to India

Selling Scotland to India

Blog posts   •   Feb 03, 2015 12:55 GMT

VisitScotland's Indian Sales Mission has got off to an excellent start with a jam-packed schedule of successful meetings, events and appointments.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - What will we do in winter?

Haggis, neeps and chatty - What will we do in winter?

Blog posts   •   Jan 26, 2015 15:26 GMT

Here's the January 2015 edition of our industry blog from Partnership Communications Executive, Leo Plaster.