Securing the future through sustainable tourism

In a time of climate emergency it is vital that we all take a serious look at how we make our businesses more sustainable. VisitScotland, as the National Tourism Organisation for Scotland, focuses on promoting...

Landing in Scotland: Heathrow Business Summit 2019

Over 290 appointments were made by SME’s to meet with Heathrow’s key suppliers In October, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce were delighted to attend and support the Scottish leg of the Heathrow Business Summit. The annual...

Virgin Trains uniforms put to good use to help homeless people – and their...

The Train Operator donates blankets, scarves and dog coats which have been made from old staff uniforms to homeless charities. Garments which were originally coats, shell jackets, shirts, trousers and suits worn by Virgin Trains’...

Young people to reap benefit of CalMac’s new Community Fund

Ferry operator CalMac is launching a new Community Fund to help boost opportunities for young people in communities up and down the West Coast. The fund is open to non-profit organisations and applications must be...

ScotRail focuses on accessibility with new measures

ScotRail announced in May that it has taken further steps to improve journeys for passengers with two major improvements to make every day trips easier. The news that Scotland’s rail operator will provide frontline mental...

Strathclyde Business School takes exporting to the streets

The University of Strathclyde was able to play host to a drop-in Hub as part of the Department for International Trade’s exporting roadshow which took place in May. The venue for the Hub which proclaimed...

Skills for the future

As the skills landscape in Scotland has changed, so too has the careers service at the heart of it. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) delivers Scotland’s careers service. And the national skills agency is driving forward...

Customers on Virgin Trains can now bid for last-minute First Class upgrades with Seatfrog...

As if train travel wasn’t comfortable and convenient enough already, Virgin Trains are now providing travellers the opportunity to make their journeys truly luxurious. Customers on the West Coast line and across the UK can...

How to avoid the queues with Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains customers now have the chance to skip ticket office queues with the introduction of hand-held ticketing devices across the Virgin network. The new tablet technology is designed to improve the operator’s customer service,...

A global outlook and a local welcome

Malcolm Roughead OBE, (Chief Executive, VisitScotland) As we approach Brexit, the quality of Scotland’s welcome is more important than ever as we work to reassure our visitors – especially our European friends – that we are...