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Record breaking Scotch tourism as distilleries raise bar for future growth

Scotch whisky tourism has enjoyed another boom year with more visitors than ever before making the pilgrimage to Diageo distilleries across Scotland, according to new visitor figures released today (Thursday 6 July). Over the past 12 months (July 2016 - June 2017), the number of tourists visiting Diageo’s 12 distillery visitor ...

Distillery Manager joins The Clydeside Distillery team

Alistair brings with him over 30 years of whisky knowledge and expertise having previously worked for Beam Suntory as Distillery Manager at Auchentoshan. At The Clydeside, Alistair will use his wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to oversee all aspects of whisky production, from raw materials to the creation of the ...

STV stars set to 'go off the Beatson track' for Beatson Cancer Charity

STV’s showbiz reporter Laura Boyd, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 2009, and Live at Five TV presenter David Farrell, are appealing to everyone who has been touched by the wonderful support provided by Beatson Cancer Charity to go ‘Off The Beatson Track’ in this fun-filled event ...

Scottish schools challenged to create healthiest lunchbox

Pupils from P4-P7 are being asked to design and draw a healthy and balanced packed lunch based on FSS’s healthy eating advice and the Eatwell Guide1 - helping them think about what constitutes a healthy balanced lunch. The lucky winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip – including VIP treatment with lunch, ...

Ideal Home Show Scotland celebrates 70th anniversary

Despite major design developments since the show first came to the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow in 1947, it still offers something for everyone and a great day out. Over the weekend some 45,000 visitors are expected through the doors from first-time buyers to home improvers, gardeners and upgraders.  To mark the ...

First flight to Bergen takes off from Kirkwall Airport

The flight from Orkney, operated by Loganair, means islanders can now reach the Norwegian city of Bergen – known as “the gateway to the fjords” – in less than 75 minutes. Enhancing the existing profile of destinations already on offer from Kirkwall, including the major Scottish cities - Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen ...

Top green tourism award for Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

The council-owned Assembly Rooms Edinburgh was awarded a Gold accreditation – the top standard – by following a robust sustainable framework set out by Green Tourism. The Georgian venue, which is celebrating its 230th anniversary throughout 2017, has been recognised for its exceptional efforts across a wide range of criteria, including ...

Pioneering career ready programme marks major milestone

Over 380 students from 83 schools in eight local authority areas across Scotland* celebrated completing the Career Ready programme during a special ceremony at Perth Concert Hall. Career Ready links employers with schools to open up the world of work to young people. Offering a structured programme for 15-18 year olds, ...
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