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MBTAG Launches New Scotland Starts Here Campaign

The Midlothian Borders Tourism Action Group (MBTAG) have launched a new travel inspiration website, Scotland Starts Here, to raise the area’s profile as a year-round tourism destination and to encourage more visitors to the Scottish Borders and Midlothian. The website will be supported

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Abbeys in Scotland

Discover the Abbeys of Scotland

Scotland’s abbeys served as the main religious centres before their demise came with the Protestant Reformation of 1560. Most of Scotland’s abbeys that can be explored today were built around the 1100s – 1300s with many being rebuilt after being

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World Travel Market London 2019


World Travel Market (WTM) has been the leading global event for travel since 1980, and from 4 – 6 November, we’re joined at our stand by 18 different tourism companies to showcase all Scotland has to offer. This year marks

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Say Hello at World Travel Market (WTM) 2019

Described as the leading global meeting place for trade travel, we are delighted to attend World Travel Market in London from Monday 04, November to Wednesday 06 November. We will be joining Visit Scotland at stand UKI20. The goal of

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Vikings in Scotland

Scotland: Land of Legends

IN MISTY HOLLOWS and on desolate mountain slopes, from the cobblestoned streets of Edinburgh to pastel cottages on the Isle of Skye, Scotland’s ancient history imbues its landscape with layers of myth and meaning. On a trip to the Highlands and

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Wallace Monument Scotland

National Wallace Monument opens after refurbishment

The National Wallace Monument has reopened following a refurbishment of its exhibition galleries to celebrate the landmark’s 150th anniversary. Work to transform all three floors of the monument near Stirling has been going on since February. For the first time,

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Scotland has won ‘Best Travel Destination’ at Travel & Leisure’s annual Travel Awards Ceremony.   The ceremony was held yesterday (18 April) in Beijing with Martin McDermott, Head of Scottish Government Office in China, accepting the award on VisitScotland’s

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Melrose Abbey _ Roxburghshire

Scotland out-performs rest of UK for 7th year running

Edinburgh Castle has retained its status as the 12th most-visited attraction in the UK according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which today (Wednesday 27 March) released its members’ visitor figures for 2018. In addition to outperforming the

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Iona Abbey, Scotland

£60,000 upgrade for Iona Abbey

  Iona Abbey is to undergo a £60,000 upgrade as we announced details of work to conserve and maintain the iconic site. A new conservation heating system is to be installed in the Abbey Church, to help protect against increasing

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Coasteering in Wales

Why Wales?

Ten reasons to include Wales in your itineraries for the Travel Trade For a small country, Wales packs a lot in!  It’s a Celtic country located to the west of England and is about 250km (or 180 miles) long and

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shetland-isles Scotland

New plans to fire up Shetland tourism

Viking history, wildlife, the Northern Lights and Shetland’s unique geology form part of plans to increase tourism to the islands. Shetland Tourism Association (STA) figures show recent growth of 13%, from 65,000 in 2013 to 73,000 in 2017. But the

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Why are tourists flocking to Scotland?

For the sixth year running, Scotland has outperformed the rest of the UK in attracting visitors to its tourist attractions. Edinburgh is the top UK destination outside London – but the whole country is benefiting from a tourism renaissance. So

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