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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

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

Fine and Dandie!

Fine and Dandie!

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2017 12:23 BST

Dandie Dinmont enthusiasts set to have ‘terrier-ific’ time at breed’s ancestral home in the Scottish Borders

The Story of Edinburgh Unveiled in 101 Objects

The Story of Edinburgh Unveiled in 101 Objects

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2017 13:32 BST

New visitor experience set to draw tourists to explore the capital

Open season in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Open season in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2017 13:07 BST

Looking forward to a busy season ahead in the region

Looking ahead to the season

Looking ahead to the season

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2017 13:18 BST

Regional Director looks forward to the tourism season ahead in Moray Speyside

It's open season in the Highlands

It's open season in the Highlands

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 15:04 BST

VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director in the Highlands looks to the tourism season ahead

Season to celebrate

Season to celebrate

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 12:58 BST

Edinburgh and the Lothians set for start of tourism season

New Bucket List Challenge Launched on World Heritage Day

New Bucket List Challenge Launched on World Heritage Day

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 12:24 BST

Scotland’s six most iconic sites celebrated as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology