Your browser is out-of-date. For the best experience on this site, please download one of these up-to-date, and free, browsers:

Firefox Opera Chrome Internet Explorer


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 - September 2014


An action-packed week of 2014 Ryder Cup activity is underway, ensuring that Scottish tourism and the wider golf industry will be a big winner for years to come as we reinforce our position as the Home of Golf. 

Scotland is a world-leading events destination, attracting iconic global events which lead to significant economic growth for the country.  Hosting The Commonwealth Games and The Ryder Cup in 2014, is testament to Scotland’s reputation as a leading events destination, with both complemented by the Homecoming Scotland programme.

These events have left a lasting legacy on Scotland’s £1 billion events industry, with nine world-class sporting and cultural events coming to areas across Scotland in 2015 alone. On top of that, it was recently announced that Hampden Park has been selected as a host city for the European Championships’ 60th anniversary in 2020.

I cannot emphasise enough the massive benefits all of these events will bring to Scotland – not just now but for years to come.  We have proven our worth on the world stage as a deliverer of major events during 2014 but, as ever, there is no room for complacency so going forwards we must continue to exploit that reputation across the world.

Enjoy this month’s eUpdate.

Kind regards
Malcolm Roughead OBE,
Chief Executive, VisitScotland