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Online surfers hit remote Scottish beach

Online surfers hit remote Scottish beach

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2016 10:29 BST

One of Scotland’s most spectacular but remote beaches is proving a big hit among online surfers.

Innovating the Nation

Innovating the Nation

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2016 12:20 BST

Scots marine scientist helps launch VisitScotland Business Events ambassador programme

Arbroath B&B best in their field

Arbroath B&B best in their field

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2016 12:10 BST

Angus accommodation lands top award

Five Star Fun at Dumfries Farm Park

Five Star Fun at Dumfries Farm Park

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2016 12:00 BST

A FARM PARK and play centre in Dumfries has been awarded the top Visitor Attraction award from VisitScotland.

Are you the 1?

Are you the 1?

Press Releases   •   Aug 26, 2016 14:46 BST

Appeal to people who love the Borders Railway in Scotland to mark the first birthday of the railway

Peebles chef puts Borders on the map in  Great British Menu

Peebles chef puts Borders on the map in Great British Menu

Press Releases   •   Aug 26, 2016 12:36 BST

A chef from Peebles in the Scottish Borders will represent his country on the popular Great British Menu TV Show next week.

What you ‘otter’ see

What you ‘otter’ see

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 17:00 BST

New additions to line-up of wildlife stars in VisitScotland e-book

Tourism is everyone's business

Tourism is everyone's business

Blog posts   •   Aug 25, 2016 13:46 BST

Lord Thurso looks to the future of tourism in Scotland, in the third of a three-part interview with the new VisitScotland chairman by journalist Kenny Kemp.

New tourism initiative gets on track at Edinburgh Waverley

New tourism initiative gets on track at Edinburgh Waverley

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 09:51 BST

Edinburgh students have been appointed as international tourism ambassadors at Edinburgh Waverley, Scotland’s second-busiest train station, in time for the bank holiday weekend.

Can Scottish Tourism Triumph?

Can Scottish Tourism Triumph?

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2016 17:12 BST

​There’s not long until the entries deadline for individuals, organisations and initiatives to enter the acclaimed Springboard Awards for Excellence 2016.

Scottish holiday homes to embrace the 'Hound Pound'

Scottish holiday homes to embrace the 'Hound Pound'

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2016 13:38 BST

ASSC Gives Holidaymakers Paws for Thought as VisitScotland Makes First Award from New-Look Growth Fund

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight Returns

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight Returns

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 15:20 BST

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight returns 3rd-18th September following a hiatus during Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015.

Five Star award is Ice-ing on the cake

Five Star award is Ice-ing on the cake

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2016 12:46 BST

Climbing centre receives its Five Stars

Five Stars for Galloway Music & Arts Venue

Five Stars for Galloway Music & Arts Venue

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2016 12:01 BST

A popular music and arts venue in New Galloway which was originally an 18th century school is top of the class again having scooped an award from VisitScotland.

To boldly Linlith-gow!

To boldly Linlith-gow!

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2016 10:50 BST

A legendary Hollywood writer has welcomed an historic Star Trek screening at Linlithgow Palace to celebrate the town’s links to Montgomery “Scotty” Scott on the 50th anniversary of the science fiction franchise.

Follow in the Footsteps of BBC Two's Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart

Follow in the Footsteps of BBC Two's Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart

News   •   Aug 19, 2016 11:11 BST

Visit the sites of the stunning programme, narrated by Ewan McGregor, airing 9pm every Friday from August 5 – 26 on BBC2

£20,000 funding boost for Aberdeen & Moray Speyside events

£20,000 funding boost for Aberdeen & Moray Speyside events

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2016 15:43 BST

A cycling sportive and a festival of music and song are among 21 events across the country to receive backing from the latest round of awards from the EventScotland National Funding Programme, as part of VisitScotland’s work to deliver the national events strategy Scotland the Perfect Stage.

For the love of hospitality

For the love of hospitality

Blog posts   •   Aug 18, 2016 15:39 BST

Lord Thurso talks of accidently getting into the hospitality industry to his leadership in building luxury hotel brands, in the second of a three-part interview with the new VisitScotland chairman by journalist Kenny Kemp.

Poetry in (loco) motion

Poetry in (loco) motion

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2016 11:46 BST

Rannoch Station Tearoom to host Scotland’s Makar

Cattle drive for tourism in Dumfries & Galloway

Cattle drive for tourism in Dumfries & Galloway

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2016 13:28 BST

Newton Stewart Visitor Centre achieves iKnow accreditation