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
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
The coming year “2012″ is going to be a year for Scotland to display it’s creativity for the world. The government of Scotland has planned a- year-long programme of events, activities and festivals aimed at promoting the country’s creativity which will begin with the Hogmanay.
Scotland have always seeing various ways to promote its tourism to the world. As result, the country has witnessed a significant inflow of tourists during the past years. The number of people who are choosing for Scotland holidays are increasing. Continue reading
We have chronicled the end of St Kilda and the sad story of the end of that ancient, cashless economy in our Scotland Guide (The End of St Kilda). The necessary but somehow tragic tale of how that close-knit and wind-swept community was shipped to the mainland and truly blown to the winds is an iconic tale of change and its cost. A sense of how it was and how it felt first hand is captured by the log-books of the Hirta school in its daily log of activities which is now available online at the Hebridean Archives where the book has been scanned and placed online here. (Hebridean Archives)