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Funding boost to make festival ‘Electric’

Funding boost to make festival ‘Electric’

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2017 12:41 BST

Dumfries & Galloway event receives share of national funding

Funding support for Scottish return by  British Transplant Games

Funding support for Scottish return by British Transplant Games

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2017 17:01 BST

Award will help secure event’s success

A Viking Invasion

A Viking Invasion

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2017 10:44 BST

​Vibrant Glasgow got a taste of Scotland’s Norse history this week as a squad of Shetland Vikings descended on the city for an exciting and rambunctious visit. The ancient Scottish islanders were in Scotland’s largest city for some pampering and relaxation ahead of the Follow the Vikings events this September (2-3, and 9).

Aberdeen Mela awarded funding boost

Aberdeen Mela awarded funding boost

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2017 13:34 BST

Cash will help with marketing event

LPGA rookie golf star has #ScotSpirit

LPGA rookie golf star has #ScotSpirit

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2017 12:24 BST

There's something about Mary

There's something about Mary

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2017 08:38 BST

450th anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots’ abdication

That's the Spirit

That's the Spirit

Blog posts   •   Jul 21, 2017 09:52 BST

VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead reflects on the continuing success of the #ScotSpirit campaign.

Setting the standard in Speyside

Setting the standard in Speyside

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 14:40 BST

Moray Speyside Lodge achieves five stars.

‘Be Brilliant!’ - Dundee 2023 Bid Announcement

‘Be Brilliant!’ - Dundee 2023 Bid Announcement

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 09:22 BST

Public asked to contribute ideas to Dundee’s European Capital of Culture 2023 Bid.

Check. Mate.

Check. Mate.

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 00:05 BST

Lewis Chessmen become part of ‘25 objects that shaped Scotland’s history’ on International Chess Day

Edinburgh Announces Hogmanay Festival 2018

Edinburgh Announces Hogmanay Festival 2018

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 16:02 BST

The home of Hogmanay and the place to celebrate New Year, Edinburgh today announces the programme for its 25th Hogmanay festival.

VisitScotland welcomes UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist announcement for Paisley
Let off steam with the kids this summer

Let off steam with the kids this summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2017 10:32 BST

Family day out on the Borders Railway

Scottish tourism still punching above its weight

Scottish tourism still punching above its weight

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2017 12:53 BST

VisitScotland Chief Executive welcomes latest overseas visitor numbers

Cabinet Secretary launches flagship VisitScotland iCentre in Highland Capital

Cabinet Secretary launches flagship VisitScotland iCentre in Highland Capital

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2017 17:09 BST

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs,Fiona Hyslop has officially opened a new VisitScotland iCentre, which is set to inspire visitors to extend their stay in the Highlands.

No longer out on the fringes

No longer out on the fringes

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2017 14:32 BST

VisitScotland Chief Executive, Malcolm Roughead, shares his memories, and discusses the economic impact, of Edinburgh's Festivals.

East Ayrshire Uncovered

East Ayrshire Uncovered

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 15:37 BST

E-book highlights area's tourism assets and hidden gems

Growing places

Growing places

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 10:33 BST

​There is still time for Scottish tourism groups to express their interest in applying for a match-funded grant of up to £40,000.

Movie on course to inspire visitors

Movie on course to inspire visitors

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2017 11:21 BST

VisitScotland hopes a movie biopic of the ‘Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods’ of the 19th century could inspire more people to tee off in the Home of Golf.

Fife gears up for summer tourism boost with Fife Five tourism campaign

Fife gears up for summer tourism boost with Fife Five tourism campaign

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2017 10:22 BST

Local and international visitors continue to flock to the Kingdom of Fife as the Fife Five tourism video campaign goes live in partnership with VisitScotland and Fife Council.