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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.

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Regional eUpdate - November 2015


Tourism is at the heart of the economy, creating jobs and sustaining communities. This month, we are celebrating those who have gone the extra mile to ensure that a visit to Scotland is an unforgettable experience.

Businesses and individuals the length and breadth of the country are being recognised at the regional Scottish Thistle Awards and associated ceremonies. And these aren’t the only accolades our industry has to shout about, with Glasgow being named as one of National Geographic’s top 20 destinations to visit in 2016.

This global recognition and a plethora of newly announced events are just some of what will help us put Scotland on the map in a new and exciting way in the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

With an enhanced global website and innovative new partnerships on the horizon, we have a lot to look forward to in 2016.

Enjoy this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead, OBE,
Chief Executive, VisitScotland

Regional eUpdate - October 2015

This month, I was encouraged to see that Scottish tourism continues to perform well, and visitor spend is on the rise despite increased competition from other markets.

Both this year and last have given us a taste of what is possible when the Scottish tourism industry harnesses its skills, enthusiasm and dedication.

As we move towards the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, we must continue to work together and use all our strengths - our scenery, world-famous attractions, enthralling events and our warm and welcoming people, in fact, the true spirit of Scotland - to keep Scotland at the forefront of visitors’ minds.

The industry launch for the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design held earlier this month highlighted how we can keep that momentum going in 2016 and beyond. If you missed it, you can find out more about the opportunities ahead in this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead, OBE,
Chief Executive, VisitScotland