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Castle of Thousands

Castle of Thousands

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 09:19 GMT

New research reveals almost half of Brits have never visited a Scottish Castle

Pole position

Pole position

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 11:53 GMT

Lord Thurso continues his tour of the Scottish Borders in Peebles

Castle has (Five) Star Quality

Castle has (Five) Star Quality

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 11:30 GMT

Eilean Donan Castle receives top Quality Assurance award

Getting the VIP treatment in the Outer Hebrides

Getting the VIP treatment in the Outer Hebrides

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2017 11:38 GMT

Museum joins VisitScotland's VIP scheme

Fort William has all the Mòd cons

Fort William has all the Mòd cons

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 14:25 BST

Event being held in Fort William iCentre to celebrate Royal National Mòd

Outlander is new ‘Braveheart’ of tourism

Outlander is new ‘Braveheart’ of tourism

News   •   Sep 08, 2017 12:29 BST

VisitScotland hails significant impact of Jamie and Claire’s adventures on visitor numbers as Season 3 launches

Dumfries & Galloway is a ‘Hook’ for visitors

Dumfries & Galloway is a ‘Hook’ for visitors

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 12:57 BST

VisitScotland welcomes Cabinet Secretary’s tour of region

September Gets Set to Go Down in History

September Gets Set to Go Down in History

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 11:46 BST

From the Iron Age to the Roman Empire, from Vikings to Jacobites, from epic battles to great escapes, September will be a month of historic proportions with a jam packed calendar of events celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Aberdeen iCentre is battle ready

Aberdeen iCentre is battle ready

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 10:26 BST

Partnership event between VisitScotland and the Gordon Highlanders Museum at iCentre

Shining a new light on New Lanark World Heritage Site

Shining a new light on New Lanark World Heritage Site

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2017 10:15 BST

​Spotlight shines on New Lanark’s outstanding universal value with the opening of their first Shining Lives exhibition - a large-scale light installation exhibition projecting images onto its building facades.

Festival to shine a light on region’s history and heritage

Festival to shine a light on region’s history and heritage

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 12:06 BST

A unique event linking more than 25 historic sites across the Scottish Borders will open this year’s Scottish Borders Heritage Festival.

Six Stunning Sites Unearthed in Search for Scotland’s Hidden Gems

Six Stunning Sites Unearthed in Search for Scotland’s Hidden Gems

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 13:22 BST

Winners chosen by popular vote include Viking-era monuments, a “castle on the hill” and a medieval burial ground.

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).

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

An event-full summer

An event-full summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 11:41 BST

VisitScotland highlights exciting opportunities to embrace the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with exciting events planned across the country this summer

Top names at Paisley's first Weave festival

Top names at Paisley's first Weave festival

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2017 15:54 BST

​Renowned names in Scotland’s literary scene are getting ready to make an appearance at Paisley’s first Weave festival this weekend.

Opening of Queensferry Crossing will be “once-in-a-generation spectacular”
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

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.

Stornoway-bound for Board meeting

Stornoway-bound for Board meeting

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2017 13:43 BST

VisitScotland Board meeting held in the Outer Hebrides