Motherwell Concert Hall

Lanarkshire attractions receive multi-million investment

Three Lanarkshire attractions are investing more than £4 million following a series of funding grants. The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve, Drumpellier Country Park and Motherwell Concert Hall are putting the money…

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V&A Dundee opens to the world on Saturday 15 September 2018

[embed]https://vimeo.com/289055329/fe446d7127[/embed] Credit: Rapid Visual Media [embed]https://vimeo.com/284710327[/embed] Credit: Rapid Visual Media V&A Dundee opens its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. Today its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese…

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia Trust secures £5m funding for Fingal hotel transformation

The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, the Edinburgh-based registered charity behind one of the UK’s most successful tourist attractions, The Royal Yacht Britannia, has secured support from Santander Corporate & Commercial for its high-profile redevelopment of…

Expedia Group partners with VisitScotland to boost demand in Scotland

Expedia Group, the world’s largest online travel company, and Scotland’s national tourist board, VisitScotland, are joining forces to help drive travel demand through supporting the country’s hoteliers. Through the new agreement, Expedia Group will work…

Fiona Hyslop

Overseas tourists numbers rises by almost a quarter

The number of overseas tourists visiting Scotland rose by almost a quarter in the 12 months to the end of March 2018, compared to the same period in 2016/17. Figures released by the Office of…

Cressida Sergeant

Traveltek appoints senior travel professional to develop EMEA

East Kilbride-based Traveltek Group Ltd has appointed well-known industry identity Cressida Sergeant to spearhead its ambitious expansion campaign across the UK, Europe and Middle East. The high-profile travel professional, who has held senior positions with leading…

Gordon Dewar

1.5 million passenger barrier broken at Edinburgh Airport

The 1.5 million passenger barrier has been broken for the first time ever at a Scottish airport as Edinburgh Airport recorded its busiest ever month on record. A total of 1,501,988 people passed through the airport…

One million tourist boost plan for Glasgow City Region

Eight Scottish councils have pledged to work together to boost tourist numbers to the west of Scotland by an additional 1 million over the next five years, enhancing overall visitor experience and growing spend. The…

Amanda Ferguson

Edinburgh secures prestigious ‘6th WORLD ONE HEALTH CONGRESS’ for 2020

Scotland’s capital will host the esteemed 6th WORLD ONE HEALTH CONGRESS in 2020, following a successful competitive bid process against other European cities. The event, which will deliver £3.3m into the local economy, reinforces Edinburgh’s position as one…

John Harrison-Church

Edinburgh e-bike company takes off as Festival gets off to a flying start

As the festival gets off to a flying start, Edinburgh e-bike company, Ezeepedal, is celebrating a major increase in demand from visitors around the world, following support from Business Gateway Edinburgh to help grow and…

Glenmorangie Distillery

Scotch Whisky tourism enjoys best year ever 1.9 million visits

Scotch Whisky tourism saw record numbers of visitors in 2017, with 1.9million visits to Scotch Whisky distilleries from tourists from all over the world as well as from across the UK. The 2017 annual survey compiled by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) also revealed spending…

Glasgow visitors - Merchant City

Record year for international visitors to Glasgow sees visitor numbers rise by 19%

Visits and spending by international tourists in Glasgow rose to its highest level on record in 2017. The Travel Trends 2017 data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the number of international visitors…

Sharon Munro, President of Barrhead Travel

Barrhead Travel honoured for major US tourism boost

Barrhead Travel has been awarded a prestigious accolade for outstanding growth in passenger numbers to the USA. Glasgow-based Barrhead Travel was recognised in the 2018 Chairman’s Circle of Honors, awarded by the US Travel Association at…

The Celebrity Eclipse in Newhaven this weekend (credit: Peter Devlin)

Edinburgh named top Cruise Destination 2018 for first time

Edinburgh has been named Western Europe’s Top Cruise Destination 2018 for the first time. The award, managed by Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise resource, is based solely on consumer ratings and reviews posted…

Fiona Hyslop

3.2m tourists visit Scotland with spend rising 23% to £2.3 billion

Visits and spending by overseas tourists in Scotland rose to its highest level on record in 2017. The ONS Travel Trends 2017 statistics showed the number of overseas tourists visiting Scotland rose by 16.9% to…

Robin Worsnop

Founders Series – Robin Worsnop, Chief Executive and founder of Rabbie’s

SBNN Founders series is sponsored by SureVoIP - A SaaS provider of business grade VoIP and business phone services Robin Worsnop left university in 1990 with a degree in history and a desire not be another graduate…

Fiona Campbell

New report shows benefits of short-term rentals in Scotland

Scotland’s traditional short-term rental sector continues to make a positive impact on the Scottish economy, a new report has found. The findings, compiled by data research organisation Frontline on behalf of the Association of Scotland’s…

Artists’ impression of the new visitor centre.

Demolition kickstarts regeneration of Galashiels

The start of the regeneration of Galashiels is underway with the removal of a derelict town centre building. The former Poundstretcher building has been demolished, signalling the start of a major transformation of this area…

83agency scoop three gongs at the 2018 IPM Awards

The Institute of Promotional Marketing has named “On the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites” by 83agency the best campaign in the Most Effective Partnership category at its annual awards ceremony in London.…

(l-r) Angela Dineen, Operations Director, Susan Morrison, CEO and Julie Trevisan Hunter, Marketing Director

Three senior promotions at The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh has announced three senior promotions. A triumvirate of whisky women is now running the business as executive directors, with Susan Morrison appointed as CEO alongside two others who now…

Gary Voy

Gary Voy: New Chinese carrier is a huge shot in the arm for Scottish Tourism

News story: [insert page='first-direct-China-flight-to-Scotland-arrives-in-Edinburgh-today' display='link'] Fantastic news of the new route touching down! We were delighted to see the Hainan Airlines’ flight – the first direct flight coming into Edinburgh Airport from Beijing - emerge…

First direct China flight to Scotland arrives in Edinburgh today

Edinburgh is today [12 June] celebrating the vast economic potential of a new air-link with one of the world’s fastest growing emerging markets, as the first Hainan Airlines flight from Beijing lands in the Capital…

Glasgow celebrates busiest May on record for business tourism

More than 22,000 conference delegates came to Glasgow over the last month, making it the city’s busiest May on record for business tourism and boosting the local economy by £25.5 million. Conferences in May started…

Edinburgh tourism

New research strengthens case for Edinburgh Transient Visitor Levy

A Transient Visitor Levy would not deter tourists from visiting the Capital, according to research published today by the City of Edinburgh Council. The findings point to a strongly performing hospitality sector with some of the highest…

Francois Bourienne and Mr Ruijun Jia, Vice President of Shanghai Airport Authority

Glasgow Airport and Shanghai Airport Authority form alliance to grow visitor numbers between China and Scotland

Glasgow Airport and Shanghai Airport Authority have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two cities work together to jointly petition China's main airlines to establish a direct air link in the future between…