VisitScotland is partnering with Walt Disney for a biggest campaign that the country have ever launched. This global marketing push is to promote Scottish tourism around the international release of Disney’s highlands-set animated film, Brave.
The £7m marketing tie-up marks the first time Disney has teamed up with a country’s tourism board, for launching one of its movies. Released in the UK in August, Brave is set in the Scottish highlands (for information on holidays in scotland highlands) and features characters voiced by Billy Connolly and Kelly Macdonald among others. It has been produced by Disney’s animation studio, Pixar, who also created Toy Story, Up and Finding Nemo. Continue reading
Now in its seventh year, the Film Festival (15 Feb – 26 Feb,2012) compiles a varied programme, pairing the latest efforts from Scots directors with classics from bygone eras. This year’s Film Festival includes a tribute to tap-dancing legend Gene Kelly, and a number of Scottish films, including an innovative screening of ‘Glasgow: Symphony of a City’, which incorporates a “live improvisation of sound and image”. The film festival will give the Glasgow Hotels a huge boost in their business as many participants and guests flock-in to the city. Continue reading
The report was released after a chart produced by PRS for Music – an association of composers, songwriters and music publishers – looked at 30 towns and cities, excluding London. The city of Glasgow and Edinburgh are also the most sought after ones by visitors on Scottish Tours. Continue reading
This year, Scotland will witness the famous artists playing the rhythm of their music talents. Biffy Clyro, Mumford & Sons and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran are to appear at this summer’s RockNess music festival.
Others popular ones for the Highlands music event include electronic act Deadmau5 and dance music act Justice. RockNess will be held from 8 to 10 June 2012.
Sheeran is nominated for best male, breakthrough act, best single and best album at next month’s Brit Awards. Biffy Clyro were at RockNess in 2009 and the Scottish band will headline June’s festival at Dores, close to the shores of Loch Ness.
Band members Simon Neil, Ben Johnston and James Johnston were looking forward to perform again at the site near Inverness.
The festival’s organisers expect to make further announcements on other bands and singers to appear.
The Trip Advisor (the best review sight that most travellers prefer to put their reviews and looks for reference, before setting out for a trip) has ranked two of the Scottish B&Bs among the world’s best. The one is The Old Manse, at Invermoriston and the other is, Alloway Retreat from Alloway, Ayrshire.
Two guest houses, from the Highlands and Ayshire, were included in the ranks of the TripAdvisor annual survey. According to the survey, these two Scottish guest houses are among the best across the globe. Guest Houses in Scotland have always found a place in the heart of visitors. And the trip advisor ranking will only add more advantage to the accommodation business in the country. Continue reading