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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

All aboard for weekend of fun at book festival

All aboard for weekend of fun at book festival

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2017 14:14 BST

Bestselling children’s author, Vivian French and the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival invite everyone to take the Borders Railway and enjoy a great day out with the family at the book festival this year.

Scots companies dominate tour awards

Scots companies dominate tour awards

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2017 09:55 BST

Scottish companies have dominated a prestigious tourism awards ceremony, with 31 businesses scooping gongs in Glasgow.

OPEN TOP TOUR SET TO SHOWCASE THE BORDERS

OPEN TOP TOUR SET TO SHOWCASE THE BORDERS

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2017 14:23 BST

This Saturday [27 May 2017], a new open top tour shall arrive in the Scottish Borders, City Sightseeing Scottish Borders.

From Swedes to Kiwis, we’re keeping a close eye on the competition

From Swedes to Kiwis, we’re keeping a close eye on the competition

Blog posts   •   May 19, 2017 16:18 BST

VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead talks about the importance of keeping abreast of international trends and how Scotland can learn from other destinations.

VisitScotland CEO hails latest visitor numbers

VisitScotland CEO hails latest visitor numbers

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2017 10:33 BST

VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead on the 2016 results of the International Passenger Survey.

Outland about in the Highlands

Outland about in the Highlands

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 12:00 BST

Outlander fans flock to Aviemore for annual Outlandish Gathering

Back to the floor

Back to the floor

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 10:46 BST

VisitScotland celebrates National Waiters’ Day

VisitScotland celebrates Emmy win

VisitScotland celebrates Emmy win

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 10:03 BST

​A documentary facilitated by VisitScotland and hosted by Alan Cumming has scooped one of the most prestigious prizes in American television.

All that glitters is gold!

All that glitters is gold!

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 10:17 BST

Festivals receive funding support to bring visitors to Dumfries & Galloway