Making a remarkable footprint for the Scotland Hotels Industry, Scottish food and drink exports during 2010 reached a record increase. The food exports alone reached a £1 billion barrier for the first time ever. The largest share of food exports was in the fish and seafood sector, with international sales hitting £620 million.
The figures which were taken from the HMRC export statistics for 2010 show that food exports grew by almost 14% to £1.06 billion, with the combined total international sales for Scottish food and Scotch whisky increasing by 11 percent to £4.51 billion during last year. Continue reading
The highest standards of many luxurious hotels in Scotland being maintained, it is noticed that they are gradually becoming the hotspots out-riding Rome, Paris and Amsterdam. With higher occupancy rates recorded during the year, Scotland hotels are bringing in tourism money for the government.
The head of tourism at the Scottish Development International, Kenneth Clark is of the opinion that if investors fund growth for the numerous luxury hotels in Scotland is anything to go by then this business could turn out to be one of the most profitable in Europe. With the demand for hotels in Scotland increasing every other day, putting forth the right amount of investment in changing the selection of quality structure for each hotels can be an added benefit to the tourism industry.
It is also noted that in the month of May and June, the records showed the highest occupancy rates for Edinburgh hotels. With figures reaching 86% and 92% approximately, the hotels in Edinburgh were seen to be leading followed by Inverness and were also rated above Rome and Paris.
With Valentines Day round the corner, there will be a steady surge in the couples entering the wedlock in the coming days and as always Scotland will attract scores of couples who wish to tie their knots or yearn for romance and relaxation after a tough year. If you are planning to have a Scottish wedding in Glasgow and you fancy something extra ordinary then the Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour will be just right for you. This tastefully restored 19th century sailing ship berthed a Glasgow Harbour is hugely popular among the couples as one of the most sought after wedding venues. It has a seating capacity of over 350 guests for the wedding reception. The Trades Hall dating back to the 1790 one of the most important historical edifice in Glasgow makes a regal wedding setting and is especiallypopular among the rich and the famous.
Scotland will double up as a choicest honey moon destination as well for the couples. Choices galore and with the wet blanket of cold and snow is still lingering over Scotland, romance is in the air for sure! There is lot of leisure activities to choose from including fun, crazy and different in this destination and the best part is that no matter whatever you choose to do, romance is sure to follow.
Take a look at the many things and travel ideas that few even knew exists here. Scotland offers something for every style and budget. No matter whether the couples like to have the adrenalin rush of white water rafting or canyoning or wish to do something laid aback and enjoyable like nature trails, Scotland will not disappoint you. We at Travel Scotland have honeycombed the whole of this exotic destination to find the very best and exotic places for our readers to ensure comprehensive information on some of the best romantic travel options and hotels in Scotland to ensure a memorable trip that you will cherish all your life!
Huntly in Scotland is well-known for its Castles. The place has lots of interesting places to visit, relax and enjoy and the major attraction related to this place is its historic buildings. Besides the castles you have Brander Museum and Leith Hall. Most of the tourist visiting Huntly prefer to stay in this Castle and enjoy the contemporary food available here. Whisky lovers can look out for the Glendronach Distillery and the Duncan Taylor Whisky Shop.
Attractive parks for children like Bogie Dragon and the family can have equally better place to spend their time at Peregrine Wildwatch and Huntly Falconry Centre. Drive down to Kildrummy Castle Gardens for its tranquil atmosphere, there’s so much to do.
Amidst all this is tourism is the project by Huntly’s tourism – the construction of hostels. The project initiated in a way that will convert outbuildings into hostel. The need for this type of accommodation was long awaited and there isn’t much like this between Elgin and Aberdeen. This will also encourage other business in town and the project will be an added advantage for Huntly tourism in general. It is believed that the move will help tourism and will enhance the local economy.
There is no dearth of things to do in Huntly, the most popular activities can be fishing , cycling or pony trekking in the woods.
If you need to know more about Scotland travel and tourism, and whom to contact for your needs, please visit the our website on Scotland. The section of the website will give you all details you need to get when you visit Huntly.