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Regional eUpdate - February 2015


Now only a week away, the six must-attend events that form the Scottish Tourism Week will demonstrate how Scotland’s visitor economy really does touch on every industry, business and community in the country and that we all ‘work for tourism’.

The Homecoming Scotland highlights report, which has just been published, shows how this momentous year for Scottish tourism engaged with our communities, education sector and many other industries. I was also delighted to hear that our visitor attractions welcomed a record number of visitors in 2014.

Of course, the Year of Food and Drink continues in this vein, with so many businesses having an impact on Scotland’s reputation for an amazing natural larder and local produce – from farmers and producers, suppliers and distributers, to hotels, restaurants and cafés.

Next week will not only recognise that tourism is at the heart of economic success, it will also celebrate excellence at the Scottish Thistle Awards and highlight the role our businesses play in growing the visitor economy. I want to wish all the finalists the very best of luck. 

And I hope to kick-off the weekend with another celebration of success at Saturday’s Six Nations rugby match – good luck Team Scotland! 

Enjoy this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead, OBE,
Chief Executive, VisitScotland