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The best in Business Events!

03/07/2017

The best in Business Events!

Entries are now open for the new Best Business Event category at The Scottish Thistle Awards! Find out more about how to enter...

Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF)

22/05/2017

Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF)

2nd edition of Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) taking place in Edinburgh this September to convene leaders from Banking, SRI, ESG and Islamic finance, hailing from both developed and emerging markets....

Scottish MICE industry’s achievements!

02/05/2017

Scottish MICE industry’s achievements!

The Scottish MICE industry continues to grow from strength to strength, consolidating Scotland’s position as one of the top MICE destinations worldwide....

Venue Spotlight: Glenapp Castle Hotel

19/04/2017

Venue Spotlight: Glenapp Castle Hotel

Glenapp Castle Hotel is a Five ‘Red Star’ Relais & Châteaux hotel situated in Ayrshire, along the West Coast of Scotland.

Take part in the UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2017

28/02/2017

Take part in the UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2017

Calling all conference and meeting venues! Contribute to the annual UK Conference and Meeting Survey and receive a complimentary report, benchmarking your performance against other similar venues. ...

VisitScotland

22/11/2016

VisitScotland's Business Events promotional activity made to measure at IBTM WORLD

VisitScotland Business Events will showcase the best of Scottish design with a tweed pop-up experience on its stand at IBTM World this year as part of its promotion of Scottish business tourism at the Barcelona event......

Business Events Team News

01/10/2016

Business Events Team News

We are delighted to welcome three new colleagues to the VisitScotland Business Events team: Fiona Mackinnon (Assistant Manager - Associations & Sectors), Lucy McCaul (Marketing & Communications Manager) and Patrick Lamont (Associations & Sectors - Executive)....

Perthshire rises to the challenge

08/09/2016

Perthshire rises to the challenge

Some of Perthshire’s top venues and suppliers have put a group of UK buyers through their paces, in a series of challenges to encourage more business visitors to the area....

Innovating the Nation

30/08/2016

Innovating the Nation

Scotland’s only scientist to be selected for a unique all-female international expedition to Antarctica will help launch a new national ambassador programme celebrating Scotland’s global reputation as a knowledge economy....

Summit to shout about

21/07/2016

Summit to shout about

An international business events summit featuring key event organisers from North America could generate up to £15 million for the Scottish economy.

Take Away Your Own Piece of Scotland at The Meetings Show 2016

07/06/2016

Take Away Your Own Piece of Scotland at The Meetings Show 2016

VisitScotland will be pulling out all of the stops for The Meetings Show with its largest ever stand presence and a packed programme of on-stand activity. Showcasing Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016 – VisitScotland will have renowned Edinburgh Sketcher Mark Kirkham on stand.........

Spreading the Spirit of Scotland at IMEX Frankfurt!

27/04/2016

Spreading the Spirit of Scotland at IMEX Frankfurt!

VisitScotland’s Business Events team is back in the office after a very busy IMEX in Frankfurt (19 – 21 April), which saw them spreading their ScotSpirit whilst selling Scotland to the global event industry....

Scotland most innovative nation ‘baa’ none

25/04/2016

Scotland most innovative nation ‘baa’ none

Images of some of Scotland’s most famous world-changing innovations, including the television, telephone and Dolly the Sheep, are being used to inspire more business visitors to the country....

Strong foothold in German market.

17/03/2016

Strong foothold in German market.

VisitScotland is aiming to get an even stronger foothold in the German market, showcasing the world’s largest indoor climbing arena to a group of influential event organisers....

Scotland to celebrate Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016

07/01/2016

Scotland to celebrate Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016

With the New Year now in full swing, Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 is already under way.

Meet in Scotland

18/09/2015

Meet in Scotland

Leading businesses from all corners of Scotland showcase their venues to UK and Ireland event organisers.

Dumfries Launches Think Scotland, Think Conference

07/09/2015

Dumfries Launches Think Scotland, Think Conference

M&I Forum = Marvellous & Incredible

07/07/2015

M&I Forum = Marvellous & Incredible

Our Business Events team helped deliver the first ever M&I Forum to be hosted in Scotland...

UKinbound head to Aviemore

01/05/2015

UKinbound head to Aviemore

UKinbound has announced that it will be bringing its annual convention to Aviemore

Tasty opportunity for tourism

29/04/2015

Tasty opportunity for tourism

Dumfries and Galloway tourism businesses learn the recipe for success in the Year of Food and Drink

Fife in the driving seat of business

27/04/2015

Fife in the driving seat of business

Members of an award-winning events agency have enjoyed a high-octane tour of the Kingdom.

Dropping in on Dumfries

27/02/2015

Dropping in on Dumfries

Top event organisers set to sample Dumfries and Galloway’s venues

Business Tourism Leaders Urged to Think Scotland, Think Conference

26/01/2015

Business Tourism Leaders Urged to Think Scotland, Think Conference

The new initiative 'Think Scotland, Think Conference' has been launched. Read on for more information.

Edinburgh reaches finals Best UK Convention Bureau

15/01/2015

Edinburgh reaches finals Best UK Convention Bureau

Convention Edinburgh, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and others go head to head for the Best UK Convention Bureau award

£1 million for business tourism

03/12/2014

£1 million for business tourism

Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing has announced a £1 million investment from the Scottish Government to help attract major international conferences to Scotland....

Scotland Shows Business Class

01/12/2014

Scotland Shows Business Class

Business Tourism professionals gather in Edinburgh for the annual Business Tourism Scotland: Conference 2014

Catalonia is Calling

12/11/2014

Catalonia is Calling

The Business Tourism team attend EIBTM in Barcelona for a 7th consecutive year, hear about what's in store.

Edinburgh Premieres at IMEX America

17/10/2014

Edinburgh Premieres at IMEX America

Convention Edinburgh, the business tourism arm of Marketing Edinburgh, showcased the Scottish capital through its new film...

Gleneagles Unveils Ambitious Plans for New Arena

14/10/2014

Gleneagles Unveils Ambitious Plans for New Arena

Gleneagles Hotel welcome a new refurbishment expanding its events space.

Scotland set to steal the show in Las Vegas

13/10/2014

Scotland set to steal the show in Las Vegas

VisitScotland leads 15-strong delegation at IMEX America in Las Vegas

VisitScotland Business Tourism Hosts Inaugural

03/10/2014

VisitScotland Business Tourism Hosts Inaugural 'Meet in Scotland' Event

On 9-10 October, VisitScotland's Business Tourism team will host more than 30 buyers from across Europe during the first 'Meet in Scotland' event

Palace Summit Targets Deadly Diseases

02/10/2014

Palace Summit Targets Deadly Diseases

Pitlochry's Atholl Palace is to welcome medical experts from across Europe

Capital secures major MICE event

01/10/2014

Capital secures major MICE event

Scotland’s business tourism credentials are set to be showcased to the world next summer...

Glasgow plays starring role in business tourism

23/07/2014

Glasgow plays starring role in business tourism

Top VisitScotland award to SECC and The SSE Hydro is further testament to outstanding quality of city’s venues

Borders on track for mountain bike conference

18/07/2014

Borders on track for mountain bike conference

Commonwealth Games star among speakers in Peebles

Innovative Incentive Ideas

04/06/2014

Innovative Incentive Ideas

Glasgow's Drygate Brewery and The Famous Grouse Experience in Crieff bring you novel incentive experiences...

Hi-ya!

06/05/2014

Hi-ya!

Karate event returns to Scotland for first time in 30 years

Inverness the natural choice for £500k conference

11/04/2014

Inverness the natural choice for £500k conference

Hundreds of biotechnology experts are set to gather in the Highlands.

A Taste of Scotland

19/03/2014

A Taste of Scotland

Whisky, also known as the ‘Water of Life’, was the tipple of choice in London last week at International Confex...

Hamburgers get a taste of Scotland

25/02/2014

Hamburgers get a taste of Scotland

Businesses in Hamburg get a unique taste of Scotland on Wednesday 25 February.

Jetting down to business…

22/01/2014

Jetting down to business…

NEARLY 200 members of Virgin Atlantic’s global team will be jetting into Edinburgh as the airline’s Sales and Marketing Conference comes to Scotland for the very first time....

Scotland Welcomes the World at PCMA Convening Leaders 14

13/01/2014

Scotland Welcomes the World at PCMA Convening Leaders 14

VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit marked the launch of its Homecoming 2014 campaign to the global business tourism market on 12 January at the Global Reception of PCMA’s Convening Leaders meeting....

2014 Starts with a Bang!

08/01/2014

2014 Starts with a Bang!

We are welcoming the world to Scotland in 2014 and, whatever your business, you’ll discover why it’s the place to be.

It

04/11/2013

It's Personality that Counts

Are you a Tommy Teamer, a Karen Conscientious, a Mary Maverick or a Dan Driven? Profiles expert gets best out of Scotland’s conference organisers

"Y" Business is Important

10/10/2013

"Y" Business is Important

Scottish Business Tourism event attracts top speakers to encourage the industry to evolve and engage with the future… and a demanding ‘Generation Y’

VisitScotland Wins Best UK Conference & Incentive Destination Award

30/09/2013

VisitScotland Wins Best UK Conference & Incentive Destination Award

VisitScotland announced as “Best UK Conference & Incentive Destination Marketing Team” at the C&IT Awards in London on 27th September.

Press Trip Explore the Wonders of Natural Scotland

17/09/2013

Press Trip Explore the Wonders of Natural Scotland

The Business Tourism Unit recently hosted a press trip showcasing the union of Scotland’s exceptional MICE product with dramatic landscapes.

30/07/2013

£70 million boost for Scotland’s conference industry

An influx of conferences from all over the world is set to boost the Scottish economy by more than £70 million.

Fit for a Prince: Regal Scottish Venues

24/07/2013

Fit for a Prince: Regal Scottish Venues

As people the world over celebrate the birth of the Prince of Cambridge, we look at some Scottish meeting and events venues with a Royal touch

Showcasing Scotland

15/07/2013

Showcasing Scotland's £1.9 billion meetings industry

Members of the Business Tourism Unit headed to London for the debut Meetings Show UK in July, a major new event for the UK meetings industry, where the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation unveiled its findings on the impact the industry has on the British economy...

Business tourism worth £1.9 billion to Scottish economy

10/07/2013

Business tourism worth £1.9 billion to Scottish economy

Scotland’s business tourism industry is worth more than £1.9 billion to the country’s economy, according to a report published on 10th July 2013.

Enticing American MICE Buyers across the Pond

10/06/2013

Enticing American MICE Buyers across the Pond

The Business Tourism Unit along with four Scottish partners recently participated in the annual USA Meeting and Incentive Forum, a trade event where suppliers and buyers in the MICE travel market meet to do business....

Flying the Flag in Frankfurt

06/06/2013

Flying the Flag in Frankfurt

As Scotland prepares to welcome the world in 2014 with the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there was no better time to showcase the dynamic destination than May’s IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt......

Scotland Means Business April 2013

26/04/2013

Scotland Means Business April 2013

Providing Scotland based partners with an opportunity to showcase their products and services to potential buyers from around the globe, Scotland Means Business (SMB) took place from 22-24 April in Inverness and the stunning Cairngorms National Park...

Bringing Business Tourism to Scotland Week

16/04/2013

Bringing Business Tourism to Scotland Week

Neil Brownlee and Richard Knight from the Business Tourism Unit (BTU) were part of Team Scotland during an incredible week of engagement with the North American market at Scotland Week....

Selling Scotland at the BNC Global Event Show

25/02/2013

Selling Scotland at the BNC Global Event Show

The Business Tourism Unit (BTU), joined by the Royal Yacht Britannia, headed to The Brewery, London in February to take part in the second edition of the BNC Global Event Show....

Members of the BTU join international meeting planners at PCMA

08/02/2013

Members of the BTU join international meeting planners at PCMA

Members of the VisitScotland Business Tourism Unit (BTU) staked Scotland’s claim to international meetings business at the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual Convening Leaders event held in Orlando...

The Business Tourism Unit

30/01/2013

The Business Tourism Unit's mission to Paris

The Business Tourism Unit (BTU) and its French PR agency, Interface, recently brought the latest Scottish developments to Paris on a French sales mission....

Best in Show - CNN Travel names Scotland as the World’s Top Travel Destination

21/01/2013

Best in Show - CNN Travel names Scotland as the World’s Top Travel Destination

Scotland has been named as the world’s top travel destination by CNN Travel. Leading the way with major events and technological advancements, Scotland stood apart from other leading business tourism destinations for its conference, event and hospitality product....

The BTU entices Associations to Stirling

11/01/2013

The BTU entices Associations to Stirling

The Business Tourism Unit (BTU) hosted an Ambassador Winter Networking event in December at Stirling University, showcasing the capabilities of the university’s campus to academic ambassadors, with an aim to encourage them to bring their Association Conferences to Scotland....

Scotland Means Business November 2012

13/11/2012

Scotland Means Business November 2012

Scotland Means Business is Scotland’s flagship business to business event for MICE agents. Our 2012 edition of Scotland Means Business (SMB) took place on 7 and 8 November in an enlightening Edinburgh setting. ...

Highlands Tourism is the Business

20/10/2012

Highlands Tourism is the Business

The strength of the north’s meeting and incentive facilities has been showcased to a group of influential conference and incentive organisers from London. The two day ‘Highland Agency Challenge’ event saw the group visit Inverness-shire and the Cairngorms to take part in a host of creative challenges.......

Henderson Takes Lead on Meetings and Incentives at VisitScotland

11/09/2012

Henderson Takes Lead on Meetings and Incentives at VisitScotland

VisitScotland has promoted Amanda Henderson to the role of Meetings and Incentives Marketing Manager, UK and Europe, within its Business Tourism Unit. ...

Fringe Benefits

23/08/2012

Fringe Benefits

The world famous Edinburgh Fringe may be coming to an end for 2012, but many of the festival’s top venues are available for hire throughout the year. ...

Selling Scotland as the Ultimate Reward

27/07/2012

Selling Scotland as the Ultimate Reward

Forget London, Monaco, New York and Paris, VisitScotland is preparing to welcome leading incentive buyers to Scotland to showcase the crème de la crème of Scottish hospitality. ...

Scotland House to Fly the Saltire in London

24/07/2012

Scotland House to Fly the Saltire in London

The Business Tourism Unit is among the partners joining the Scottish Government to host a ‘Scotland House’ facility in London during the Olympic Games....

Castle Stuart the ‘tee’ to Highlands Conference Success

12/07/2012

Castle Stuart the ‘tee’ to Highlands Conference Success

The conference market in the Highlands could benefit to the tune of almost £1million on the back of the Business Tourism Unit’s Ambassador Programme.

New national conference bid fund reaps early success

22/06/2012

New national conference bid fund reaps early success

VisitScotland’s newly launched £2 million national bid fund aimed at attracting more business tourism to Scotland over the next three years has already begun reaping benefits for the Scottish economy. ...

Scottish Venues Fit for a Queen

31/05/2012

Scottish Venues Fit for a Queen

As the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee approaches, we round up Scotland’s top venues with a Royal connection.

Business is Brisk for Business Tourism

23/05/2012

Business is Brisk for Business Tourism

Capitalising on an increase in enquiries from US and European buyers considering Scotland as a destination for conferences and events, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit (BTU) is stepping up its presence at international trade shows....

Fife Tourism is the Business

19/04/2012

Fife Tourism is the Business

The strength of Fife’s tourism businesses and meeting facilities has been showcased to a group of Scotland’s leading conference organisers.

Get Active: Power Boats on Loch Ness

19/03/2012

Get Active: Power Boats on Loch Ness

At 23 miles long, a mile wide and more than 750 feet deep, a cruise on Loch Ness is really the only way to fully appreciate its mystery and take in the stunning scenery of the Highlands. ...

Tourism Minister Unveils £2m Conference Fund

08/03/2012

Tourism Minister Unveils £2m Conference Fund

Scotland is set to boost its reputation as a host of major international conferences, following the announcement of a new bid fund. VisitScotland is offering £2 million over the next three years, with the aim of making Scotland more competitive within the international conference market. ...

Scottish Venues with Great Gardens

23/02/2012

Scottish Venues with Great Gardens

Away from the stress of the office, the fresh air and dramatic landscapes of the Scottish countryside can help delegates to think differently and get creative. ...

Burns Night

25/01/2012

Burns Night

On 25 January people around the world toast Scotland’s bard with a traditional Burns Supper, here are some whisky and Burns related venues that are worth writing about......

Heading north for the summer

20/01/2012

Heading north for the summer

With London 2012 fast approaching, many organisations are looking for venues outside the south east for this summer’s meetings and events.

Year of Creative Scotland 2012

16/01/2012

Year of Creative Scotland 2012

Think outside the box when planning your events in 2012. Why not consider a creative or unconventional venue, and include exciting and imaginative programmes incorporating the special events that will take place throughout the year...

Year of Active Scotland - Northern Isles

16/12/2011

Year of Active Scotland - Northern Isles

The Shetland Isles and the Orkney Isles are remarkable landscapes that offer myriad possibilities for adventurous business tourism groups looking for something different and truly special...

Year of Active Scotland - Southern Scotland

16/12/2011

Year of Active Scotland - Southern Scotland

Many business tourists and MICE event planners are so fixated on Edinburgh and Glasgow that they don’t seem to notice Southern Scotland when they fly over it. That is a real shame as I found out when I headed to the Scottish Borders and then Dumfries and Galloway and discovered a wealth of opportunities for MICE groups looking to get active amon...

Year of Active - West Coast Islands

24/11/2011

Year of Active - West Coast Islands

The problem when picking a Scottish island is not so much the lack of choice, but rather too much choice. As I discovered, traversing the country this year, there are over 800 islands......

Year of Active Scotland - The Highlands

24/11/2011

Year of Active Scotland - The Highlands

An epic land of towering mountain peaks, rich native Caledonian forests, brooding glens and tumbling rivers, the Highlands are Scotland’s gigantic adventure playground. There are more sheep than people and often you don’t even see many of those in one of Europe’s last great wildernesses, an oasis that is ideal for organising a wide array of top...

Scotland Means Business, Part 2 by Robin McKelvie

11/11/2011

Scotland Means Business, Part 2 by Robin McKelvie

The latest edition of Scotland Means Business is at an end and it’s clear to see that Scotland really does mean business.

Scotland Means Business, Part 1 by Robin McKelvie

04/11/2011

Scotland Means Business, Part 1 by Robin McKelvie

Robin McKelvie, travel writer and broadcaster, gives his thoughts on Scotland as a destination for MICE events and on VisitScotland's BTU flagship event, Scotland Means Business...

Best in class in Scotland - Academic venues

17/10/2011

Best in class in Scotland - Academic venues

Be inspired in seats of learning, both contemporary and historic, in some of Scotland’s finest academic venues.

VisitScotland BTU nominated for a host of industry awards

28/09/2011

VisitScotland BTU nominated for a host of industry awards

The Business Tourism Unit has recently been nominated for a number of awards across the meetings and events industry. Read on to find out more...

Year of Active Scotland, Argyll and Ayrshire

16/09/2011

Year of Active Scotland, Argyll and Ayrshire

The world famous charms of the West Highlands and the Hebrides are well known, but what about the rest of Scotland’s western fringes? Argyll and Ayrshire are packed...

Year of Active Scotland, Fife and Perthshire

09/09/2011

Year of Active Scotland, Fife and Perthshire

So incentive and teambuilding trips to Fife and Perthshire are always about swinging clubs around some of the world’s most famous golf courses? Not so. What about hurling off a 40m high bungee jump? Or maybe attaching a sail to a go-kart and land yachting along a beach that starred in a Hollywood movie?...

Marine Biodiversity Conference for Aberdeen

23/08/2011

Marine Biodiversity Conference for Aberdeen

A major international conference on marine biodiversity will attract around 1,000 delegates to the city of Aberdeen next month.

Boost for Perthshire Business Tourism

15/08/2011

Boost for Perthshire Business Tourism

A consortium of Perthshire businesses, including Scone Palace, St Johnstone FC and Perth Racecourse, has been awarded £18,500 by VisitScotland

Meetings in the Festival City

12/08/2011

Meetings in the Festival City

World-renowned as a festival city and the place to be in August, Edinburgh is also a truly inspiring destination for meetings and incentives

Business Tourism and the Year of Active Scotland

11/08/2011

Business Tourism and the Year of Active Scotland

On the Year of Active Scotland, Robin will be travelling around Scotland participating in activities which can be organised for your next incentive or teambuilding activity....

Glasgow high on the agenda for meetings

08/08/2011

Glasgow high on the agenda for meetings

As Glasgow gears up for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and with the city’s Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre celebrating 25 successful years, the city is buzzing as never before....

National Museum Attracts 100,000 visitors

04/08/2011

National Museum Attracts 100,000 visitors

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland has undergone a £46.4 million major redevelopment, which has transformed it into a world class 21st century experience. ...

Gold award for conference customer satisfaction

03/08/2011

Gold award for conference customer satisfaction

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is celebrating this week after being one of only two venues in Scotland to be awarded the highly acclaimed ‘VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation’ ...

Unique Venues in Lanarkshire

25/07/2011

Unique Venues in Lanarkshire

Situated in the heart of Scotland, within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Lanarkshire has a great variety of historic venues and modern conference facilities to add something unique to your next event. ...

Aberdeen Convention Bureau win generates £1million

21/07/2011

Aberdeen Convention Bureau win generates £1million

The Global Business Travel Association is to hold its Oil, Gas and Marine Travel Conference at the Thistle Aberdeen Altens Hotel in October this year, attracting 110 delegates over two days. ...

Golf is the name of the game for Scottish Venues

06/07/2011

Golf is the name of the game for Scottish Venues

Golf is set to put Inverness firmly on the map this month, as the world’s top golfers arrive in the Highlands for the Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links, 7-10 July 2011. ...

Scottish venues with a military past

27/06/2011

Scottish venues with a military past

In honour of Armed Forces Day on 25 June, here are some Scottish venues with a military connection, offering a truly unique setting for any event...

Stirling Castle unveils "new look" fit for a Queen

09/06/2011

Stirling Castle unveils "new look" fit for a Queen

After three years and £12 million investment, Stirling Castle is set to unveil the newly refurbished James V Palace, an ideal venue for gala dinners.

Sail on the crest of a wave with The Queen

09/06/2011

Sail on the crest of a wave with The Queen's racing yacht

The magnificent racing yacht once owned by Her Majesty The Queen is now available for hire for small corporate groups or VIPs.

Get active in the Highlands!

20/05/2011

Get active in the Highlands!

Scotland’s Highlands are famous for their stunning scenery, breathtaking views, rolling hills and excellence in food and drink.

Strathearn - meetings fit for royalty

06/05/2011

Strathearn - meetings fit for royalty

As HM the Queen conferred the title of Earl and Countess of Strathearn on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for when they are in Scotland, the area will attract attention for tourists keen to meet in the Earldom with such romantic links. ...

Scotland is the business in St Andrews

14/04/2011

Scotland is the business in St Andrews

They came from around the UK and Ireland and as far away as Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United States, Canada and Russia to experience the best of Scotland.........

Scotland Means Business April 2011

11/04/2011

Scotland Means Business April 2011

Our spring Scotland Means Business (SMB) event will take place on April 12th and 13th 2011 at The Fairmont hotel in beautiful St Andrews, Fife.

Meetings With a Maternal Connection

30/03/2011

Meetings With a Maternal Connection

As it’s the season when mothers are front of mind, we thought we would give you a round up of venues around Scotland with a maternal connection, however tenuous. ...

Fife Tourism Providers Serve up Business

18/03/2011

Fife Tourism Providers Serve up Business

A group of Fife tourism businesses are attracting lucrative business to the Kingdom. Using Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink as a hook to attract event organisers from all over Scotland,...

CONFEX 2011 - A view from Scotland

25/02/2011

CONFEX 2011 - A view from Scotland

VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit is set to showcase exciting new developments at Confex 2011. This year will see many venues including Stirling Castle and National Museums Scotland unveil extensive redevelopments and Confex is the place to find out how Scotland can offer unrivalled conference venues and facilities....

Hollywood - Made in Scotland

17/02/2011

Hollywood - Made in Scotland

Not only is Scotland home to some of the best hotels, exclusive use venues and purpose-built conference centres, it has also provided some of the most memorable locations for award-winning films and Hollywood stars. ...

What

04/02/2011

What's Hot for 2011

As 2011 gets underway, Scotland is set for an exciting year ahead with a host of new developments in the pipeline. VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit reports on just some of the hottest new additions to the country’s ever- expanding conferencing portfolio. ...

Celebrate Burns

25/01/2011

Celebrate Burns' Night

To celebrate Burns’ night and the official opening of the new £21 million Burns Birthplace Museum, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit shares some lesser known facts on the nation’s Bard...

Scottish Open 2011 Comes to Castle Stuart

24/01/2011

Scottish Open 2011 Comes to Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness has been confirmed as the venue for the Barclays Scottish Open for 2011, taking place from July 7-10.

Scottish tourism gets set for Active Scotland

11/01/2011

Scottish tourism gets set for Active Scotland

As 2011 arrives we enter our Active Scotland year. During this year, and beyond it, we will celebrate and promote the benefits of an Active Scotland for all the people of Scotland and its visitors. ...

New Year - New You!

05/01/2011

New Year - New You!

Welcome in 2011 as you mean to go on – in shape for your business! For those delegates who want to keep fit, lose weight or detox as part of their New Year’s resolutions, Scotland offers an inspirational setting with a host of activities to help shed the excesses of the festive season....

Scotland’s Steps Towards Sustainability

09/12/2010

Scotland’s Steps Towards Sustainability

With more and more businesses seeking assurance that they are visiting a sustainable destination, many of Scotland’s key conferencing venues are "greening" their operations to ensure they meet this demand....

A Holy Different Perspective on St Andrews!

25/11/2010

A Holy Different Perspective on St Andrews!

As Scots celebrate St Andrew’s Day on November 30th, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit honours the town named after the patron saint and highlights just some of its first-class corporate venues....

Scotland Means Business November 2010

09/11/2010

Scotland Means Business November 2010

Our Autumn Scotland Means Business took place on 3rd and 4th November 2010 at Turnberry. Read on to find out what happened and see some photos from the event! ...

Scotland

28/10/2010

Scotland's Most Haunted Venues

Have you ever held an event with delegates you had not bargained for? With Halloween around the corner, VisitScotland’s BTU lists the most haunted venues in Scotland which can bring a spooky theme to your next event!...

VisitScotland appoints new Chief Executive

23/09/2010

VisitScotland appoints new Chief Executive

VisitScotland has announced the appointment of Malcolm Roughead, OBE, as its new Chief Executive, along with a restructuring of senior staff to create annual savings of £335,000....

Brownlee Takes Business Tourism Helm

21/09/2010

Brownlee Takes Business Tourism Helm

Neil Brownlee is the new head of business tourism at VisitScotland. Neil, formerly meetings & incentives manager within the Business Tourism Unit (BTU) team, is tasked with increasing business tourism income to Scotland in the coming years....

Spain showcase boosts Scotland

06/09/2010

Spain showcase boosts Scotland's economy

Record income from Europe is boosting Scotland’s economy in the form of £8.5 million of potential economic impact in business tourism enquiries handled at a major international trade show last year....

Scotland Heads to Square Meal this September

10/08/2010

Scotland Heads to Square Meal this September

VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit is heading back to the Square Meal Venues and Events show at Old Billingsgate London after such a fantastic show last year.......

Scotland at Event UK 2010

04/08/2010

Scotland at Event UK 2010

VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit will be returning to Event UK after exhibiting successfully for the first time at the show last year. There's still time to join us!...

Scotland Means Business nominated for Event Award

02/07/2010

Scotland Means Business nominated for Event Award

The Business Tourism Unit is thrilled to hear that our flagship Scotland Means Business event has been nominated for 'Best In-house Event' at the Scottish Event Awards....

Scotland on Tour 22-24 June 2010

28/06/2010

Scotland on Tour 22-24 June 2010

Following the success of our previous ‘Scotland On Tour' events, the BTU took to the road again visiting some of the top conference and incentive agents in Manchester, Halifax, Harrogate and York from 22 - 24 June 2010....

Latest Scottish Industry News!

16/06/2010

Latest Scottish Industry News!

Our Spring newsletter brings you information on Scotland's Year of Food and Drink, as well as some fresh new ideas for your next event in Scotland!

Scotland Means Business November 2010

20/05/2010

Scotland Means Business November 2010

We are delighted to announce that Scotland Means Business will next take place on 3rd and 4th November 2010 at Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort.

BTU launches new stand at IMEX 2010

21/04/2010

BTU launches new stand at IMEX 2010

The contract to design and build the Scotland stand at MICE exhibitions for the next three years was recently awarded to Rocket Exhibitions & Events.

19/04/2010

Scotland Means Business Postponed

Due to disruption caused to air travel by the volcanic ash, Scotland Means Business, due to take place on April 20th and 21st has been postponed.

The BTU has today, released the latest edition of NewsScotland

15/03/2010

The BTU has today, released the latest edition of NewsScotland

The BTU has today, 15 March 2010, released the latest edition of NewsScotland. With a roundup of all that is new and happening in Scotland's conference sector, the e-newsletter offers the most up to date news on openings and refurbishments.

The BTU Makes It Even Easier

23/02/2010

The BTU Makes It Even Easier

VisitScotlands Business Tourism Unit has today unveiled a new website, conventionscotland.com...

BTU Takes Scotland To The World At Confex 2010

22/02/2010

BTU Takes Scotland To The World At Confex 2010

VisitScotlands Business Tourism Unit (BTU) will be unveiling something new at this years International Confex.

VisitScotland

05/02/2010

VisitScotland's Business Tourism Industry Seminar

VisitScotland's Business Tourism Unit hosted another successful Industry Seminar event on Tuesday 2nd February.

BTU collaboration with SDI reaches a musical high

05/02/2010

BTU collaboration with SDI reaches a musical high

In Munich the BTU and SDI will host a similar post-concert reception with key members of the RSNO and their Music Director.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

05/02/2010

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Scotlands annual customer satisfaction tracking survey revealed excellent results for satisfaction as a meeting and conference destination

A Knight to Remember with VisitScotlands Business Tourism Team

28/12/2009

A Knight to Remember with VisitScotlands Business Tourism Team

VisitScotlands Business Tourism Unit has recently appointed Richard Knight as Marketing Manager for North America & Emerging Markets.

Meet Scotland at Confex

27/12/2009

Meet Scotland at Confex

Scotland is delighted to be returning to International Confex 2010 in February for what promises to be one of our busiest shows yet....

16/12/2009

Scotland triumphs with Adventure Travel Trade Association conference win

Scotland is set to host the worlds largest gathering of adventure tourism specialists at the seventh Adventure Travel World Summit.