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Investing in our young people

Investing in our young people

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2017 16:21 GMT

In case you didn’t notice, Scottish Apprenticeship Week has whizzed past again for another year, writes Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland.

This week in tourism

This week in tourism

Blog posts   •   Mar 15, 2017 16:39 GMT

This week sees one of the most important points in the tourism industry calendar – Scottish Tourism Week, writes Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland.

Happy St Andrew, Andrea, Andre, Andreas, Andreea’s Day!

Happy St Andrew, Andrea, Andre, Andreas, Andreea’s Day!

Blog posts   •   Nov 30, 2016 14:43 GMT

Our Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead would like to wish you all a very happy St Andrew's Day! And invite you to view a special video we made to celebrate it.

Taking it a year at a time

Taking it a year at a time

Blog posts   •   Nov 03, 2016 16:26 GMT

Themed years have been pivotal in bringing together Scotland’s tourism and events industries as well as helping us to further raise Scotland’s reputation. Find out more about the themed years in our Chief Executive's latest blog.

Airlines reach new heights

Airlines reach new heights

Blog posts   •   Oct 05, 2016 17:10 BST

VisitScotland Chief Executive, Malcolm Roughead, discusses the importance of being a high-flyer.

Dream to dare: the tourism entrepreneur has landed

Dream to dare: the tourism entrepreneur has landed

Blog posts   •   Sep 07, 2016 16:43 BST

VisitScotland's Chief Executive, Malcolm Roughead, recently caught up with three innovative businesses, each making a unique impact on Scotland's visitor economy.

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.

Taking Scotland to the next level

Taking Scotland to the next level

Blog posts   •   Aug 11, 2016 12:47 BST

Lord Thurso says he feels confident that his previous leadership roles in international hospitality will help him take Scotland to the next level, in the first of a three-part interview with the new VisitScotland chairman by journalist Kenny Kemp.

Time to harness Community #ScotSpirit

Time to harness Community #ScotSpirit

Blog posts   •   Jul 07, 2016 10:00 BST

VisitScotland Director of Marketing, Charlie Smith, talks about the national tourism organisation's mission to plant a Scot in every location worldwide, to share what makes this country so special, through a new online community.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Finding innovation in everything

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Finding innovation in everything

Blog posts   •   Mar 31, 2016 15:13 BST

The word hinterland describes my ideal place to be. Those unexplored or untouched parts of a country where I can get a bit lost. I often do.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - The wild side of tourism

Haggis, neeps and chatty - The wild side of tourism

Blog posts   •   Jun 10, 2015 15:02 BST

Leo's back for another blog of musings from life in the tourism fast lane

Haggis, neeps and chatty - It is the journey that matters

Haggis, neeps and chatty - It is the journey that matters

Blog posts   •   Apr 28, 2015 16:08 BST

The ‘customer journey’ is the current industry buzz phrase – particularly the customer’s digital journey.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Looking to the skies for industry inspiration!

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Looking to the skies for industry inspiration!

Blog posts   •   Mar 18, 2015 10:45 GMT

Scotland certainly has an interesting past when it comes to our relationship with the universe!

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Sorry to bang on about the weather again, but…

Haggis, neeps and chatty - Sorry to bang on about the weather again, but…

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2015 09:45 GMT

Sorry to bang on about the weather again, but…

Selling Scotland to India

Selling Scotland to India

Blog posts   •   Feb 03, 2015 12:55 GMT

VisitScotland's Indian Sales Mission has got off to an excellent start with a jam-packed schedule of successful meetings, events and appointments.

Haggis, neeps and chatty - What will we do in winter?

Haggis, neeps and chatty - What will we do in winter?

Blog posts   •   Jan 26, 2015 15:26 GMT

Here's the January 2015 edition of our industry blog from Partnership Communications Executive, Leo Plaster.