Not everyone is in favour of foreign tourists messing about in the landscape and crowding into one’s favourite pub, but almost everyone can agree that Britain’s economy is sorely in need of a boost, and tourism has the capability to provide it. If, that is, a sufficient number of tourists spending their holiday funds can be . . . → Read More: Despite local reservations tourism is vital to the UK economy
Scotland was the venue for some of the events held in the London 2012 Olympic Games last summer and it is said that it unfavourably affected the area’s tourism. Many call it as an “Olympic effect” simply because a lot of holiday travellers was forced to linger in London because of the Olympics, thus, Scotland lost . . . → Read More: Scottish tourism adversely affected by London 2012
Kenneth Gibson, who is an SNP politician in Scotland, is delighted that CNN has decided to name the country as the Top Global Tourist Destination for the Year.CNN announced that it had made Scotland the Top Global Destination for travellers in the year 2013 and have their own criteria which includes checking on accessibility factors such . . . → Read More: CNN announces Scotland as global tourist destination of the year
The wild and glorious area of Scotland known as the Shetlands attracts visitors in their thousands thanks to its rugged beauty. The Shetlands are made up of an archipelago of over 100 islands, and are at the northernmost extremity of the UK. This is a place where the summer sun, which barely dips below the horizon, combines with . . . → Read More: Visiting the glorious Shetland Isles
If taking a holiday north or the border has never been a serious consideration then you certainly aren’t the first person to rule out the undiscovered gem that is Scotland. Indeed, the area is most well known where you catch to ferry from and to between Northern Ireland and Britain, and many a traveller has rushed . . . → Read More: Taking a trip north of the border
One of the best places to head to if you are looking for a relaxing holiday can be Scotland. Here you will find that you can take a holiday, and simply that the worries of everyday life drift away.
Many people, when they go on holiday, have a strict schedule of things they want to see and . . . → Read More: The most relaxing holidays can be had in Scotland
Generally people don’t get a lot of time off during the year, so when you do it is very important that you make this time off as relaxing as possible. Sometimes you’ll often find that you do so much planning for a holiday, and then so much rushing around and seeing sites, that it doesn’t really . . . → Read More: How to make sure your holiday means just that
The United Kingdom isn’t particularly known for its incredible food although if you were to ignore the food when visiting Scotland you would be making a mistake. There are some typical traditional Scottish dishes, but you should also realise that Scotland is particularly well known for its international cuisine, which is of an exceptional standard.
If you . . . → Read More: Ignore the great cuisine of Scotland at your peril
Greenock is one of the hidden gems in Scotland. Located alongside the Clyde River, and under 20 miles from Glasgow, the town is the home of James Watt, inventor of the steam engine. So revered was Watts, that there are two colleges in the region named after this iconic Scotsman and many more historic links can . . . → Read More: A hidden gem in Scotland is the town of Greenock