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Regional eUpdate - September 2015


From the Davis Cup to Wigtown Book Festival, Scotland’s events industry contributes significantly to the visitor economy, generating over £3.5 billion in economic activity and helping to grow tourism on a local and national level.

Last week saw the launch of the national events strategy ‘Scotland, the perfect stage’, which will help to galvanise our event industry and cement our reputation as a leading destination for international events.

2014 took Scotland from good to great, with a number of last year’s world class events being recognised and shortlisted for a Scottish Thistle Award. Investment from the public and private sectors, as well as an industry-wide collaborative approach, is critical if we are to create a lasting legacy into the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 and beyond. ‘Scotland, the perfect stage’ will help us to achieve this.

Enjoy this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead, OBE,
Chief Executive, VisitScotland