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Welcome to the industry newsletter section of our website.

All current editions of the VisitScotland Industry Newsletter - eUpdate - can be accessed on this page . You can also click on a specific news topic to browse through articles we have published in the past. If you are not receiving our newsletter directly into your mailbox please subscribe now.

We'll make sure we keep you up to date with what's happening in Scottish tourism.

Regional eUpdate - August 2016

We know the way in which visitors access information about Scotland has changed dramatically over the years and we need to ensure that we respond quickly to those changes. With this in mind, our iKnow Scotland initiative has been designed to galvanise the nation and build on the spirit, pride and passion people have for this country to reach more potential visitors. 
As part of this, our coo-campervans have travelled the length and breadth of Scotland this summer, proving a hit with visitors and residents alike. They are among the many innovative ways that we hope will create advocates, ambassadors and pride-builders for Scotland.
We’ve also launched the VisitScotland Information Partnership (VIP) programme with over 200 businesses signed up thus far. This new accredited service will help further strengthen and enhance the overall visitor experience.
It’s ultimately about reaching more people with more information so they stay longer, spend more and grow the visitor economy and create jobs.  Tourism is the most competitive industry in the world and we need to think differently, pooling our collective knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to attract visitors.
Enjoy this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead, OBE
Chief Executive, VisitScotland

Regional eUpdate - July 2016


These last few months have seen the past, present and future of innovation explored at the Glasgow Science Festival,  the official launch of Scotland’s oldest new building, the Botanic Cottage and multi-coloured Oor Wullies donning the streets of Dundee; all in the name of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.

The Themed Years were created to deliver impact for Scotland, and they are certainly doing just that.  They encourage us all to collaborate in order to attract new customers and generate benefits for the visitor economy.

It’s not too late to get involved, take a look at our toolkit and download the logo to use across your marketing.


It's also time to start looking ahead to the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology 2017, when we celebrate Scotland’s tangible and intangible heritage; from our buildings, visitor attractions and archaeological sites to our diverse stories, traditions and culture.  There is funding available and support to help your marketing.  Read more in this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead, OBE
Chief Executive, VisitScotland