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Whisky's 'spiritual home' to provide tourism boost

Whisky's 'spiritual home' to provide tourism boost

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2017 15:12 BST

Lindores Abbey in Fife is set to restore its position as a significant whisky landmark this year, and with it offer a unique new experience for visitors to Scotland.

Scotland a fitting place to hold business events

Scotland a fitting place to hold business events

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2017 12:36 BST

​Scotland’s oldest bespoke tailor, which counts Sir Walter Scott among its list of illustrious former clients, will this week be showing why Scotland is the best fit for business events.

Quality boost on Orkney!

Quality boost on Orkney!

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2017 10:18 BST

Quality on Orkney is continuing to rise as three accommodation providers on the mainland have recently received high-end Quality Assurance awards from the national tourism organisation.

A French Connection

A French Connection

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 14:30 BST

VisitScotland and Moray Speyside Tourism work on project with local high school

'Outstanding' VisitScotland PR team best in the UK

'Outstanding' VisitScotland PR team best in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 13:29 BST

The public relations team at VisitScotland is celebrating this morning after being named the best in the UK.

Powerboat championships gear up for return to Greenock

Powerboat championships gear up for return to Greenock

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 13:21 BST

Funding support for high-profile marine motorsport event in Inverclyde

Ballantrae food festival tempts more visitors to Ayrshire
'Golden age' of Scottish cinema

'Golden age' of Scottish cinema

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:08 BST

​Scotland’s screen industry could be “at the dawn of a golden age”, according to the Chair of Independent Producers Scotland.

Edinburgh and East Lothian set for victory with Churchill

Edinburgh and East Lothian set for victory with Churchill

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2017 13:55 BST

The Edinburgh region is ready for its latest starring role this month when it will appear in Lionsgate’s latest production, Churchill, opening in UK cinemas on 16 June.

An Eques-train summer

An Eques-train summer

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2017 10:02 BST

Visitors urged to travel on Borders Railway to experience unique riding festivals

Visitor information in Melrose

Visitor information in Melrose

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2017 13:59 BST

Melrose Abbey, the most popular paid-for visitor attraction in the Scottish Borders, which attracted more than 52,000 visitors in 2016, is to join the VisitScotland Information Partner (VIP) programme, an exclusive network committed to actively promoting the local area and services on offer.

On your mountain bike

On your mountain bike

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2017 11:39 BST

VisitScotland research reveals mountain biking worth £43m to economy ahead of World Cup in Fort William

Just the tonic!

Just the tonic!

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2017 08:53 BST

Enjoy some gin-spiration ahead of World Gin Day

Scottish Clan Event Fund opens for new applications

Scottish Clan Event Fund opens for new applications

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2017 14:00 BST

More clans than ever before are set to benefit as EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, opens the latest round of the Scottish Clan Event Fund today (Tuesday 30 May).

Edinburgh dreamin’

Edinburgh dreamin’

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2017 09:47 BST

New survey reveals top reasons to visit Capital.

Sun shines on Scotland's beach standards

Sun shines on Scotland's beach standards

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2017 09:11 BST

​Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that 60 beaches from across Scotland have been recognised for the high standards provided to users - from keeping sand litter free to providing excellent information and accessible amenities.

Old Course Inauguration

Old Course Inauguration

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2017 16:58 BST

​The Home of Golf welcomed another star admirer today (Friday 26 May) in the form of former US President Barack Obama. Within hours of touching down in Edinburgh, the former president was teeing off on the iconic Old Course during his first ever visit to Scotland.

Borders Railway gathers steam

Borders Railway gathers steam

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2017 15:01 BST

Unique steam experience returns to line

Glasgow gets slice of the Big Apple

Glasgow gets slice of the Big Apple

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2017 14:00 BST

​Scottish tourism is set for an American boost this summer with the launch of Delta Air Lines’ non-stop service between New York-JFK and Glasgow.

Calling all muggles!

Calling all muggles!

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 00:10 BST

Scarf from Harry Potter film becomes bestselling success in VisitScotland iCentres Local makers celebrated as national tourism organisation launches new retail initiative – Shop Local