Scots and Scots at heart, both at home and abroad, are gearing up to celebrate all that is great about the nation during this year's Scotland's Winter Festivals.The season of celebrations to mark Scotland's distinct culture, unique heritage and creativity runs from St Andrew's Day on November 30 through Hogmanay to Burns Season at the end of January and will bring together lovers of all things Scottish from across the globe.
Opportunities for Scotland to shine 2012 to 2014
Ambitious plans for a three-year world-class celebration of Scottish culture and creativity have today been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.
"The record number of exhibitors showcasing their quality products at the world's largest food and drink trade show cements our place on the international stage"
The RICOH Women’s British Open tees off at Carnoustie Golf Links today (28 July) and the world’s best females are all out to get their hands on the trophy.
The number of visitors to Scotland from other parts of the UK has increased in the past year, according to VisitScotland.
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Scotland's tourism businesses have a golden opportunity to exploit the growing market for staycations, Fergus Ewing said today. The Tourism Minister was commenting on a new report that showed Scotland is continuing to feel the positive effects of those holidaying at home, with Scots making 6.4 million overnight visits and spending £1 billion in Scotland last year.
Hopetoun House rolls out new farm shop as part of five-year strategy supported by Scottish Enterprise.
Around £14.3 million of European funding is to be invested to support Scotland's tourism sector, sustainable public transport, develop SMEs, build links between research and business and provide training opportunities.
Record numbers of tourists have shown an interest in Scotland as a result of this year's Drive It Home campaign, the First Minister announced today.Now in its third year, the VisitScotland prize draw promotion saw the number of people showing interest in golfing offers and packages in Scotland quadruple to over 30,000 since the scheme began, and increase 63 percent from last year.
VisitScotland Chairman and V&A at Dundee Director hail £45 million project
The Chairman of VisitScotland, Mike Cantlay, was in Dundee today (Wednesday, 27 July) to meet Philip Long, the recently appointed Director of V&A at Dundee.
- Mountain biking project enters exciting new phase
- Highlands golf businesses club together to secure £50,000 VisitScotland award
- £2.2m Euro boost puts wind in Scotland's sails
- Financial backing requested fo South of Scotland
- Edinburgh Festivals Impact Study published
- Edinburgh International plan boasts £4.4 billion potential for Scottish economy