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Scottish Government Working to Boost Renewables on Islands >> Offshore Wind

Scottish Government Working to Boost Renewables on Islands >> Offshore Wind | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Offshore Wind delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on wind farms, markets, projects, vessels, turbines, equipment, research, contractors and the authorities dominating these markets.
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2014 can be start of a Scottish boom

2014 can be start of a Scottish boom | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Major events in Scotland next year present our biggest tourism opportunity for decades, says Mike Cantlay
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Boris deputy tells rest of UK: spend tourism cash on London

Boris deputy tells rest of UK: spend tourism cash on London | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Deputy mayor Kit Malthouse says capital 'is main reason why visitors come here' and should be the focus of all marketing
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Drive to promote Scottish golf

Drive to promote Scottish golf | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland's magnificent scenery and golf courses will be showcased across the globe, thanks to a new £400,000 campaign to promote Scotland as the Home of Golf.


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'Much more could be done' to make most of £240m cycle tourism

'Much more could be done' to make most of £240m cycle tourism | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Recommendations for realising full potential of leisure cycling made in Transform Scotland report.
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Growing holiday company's boss has always had drive

Growing holiday company's boss has always had drive | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

LIKE many entrepreneurs, Steve Turbill has been through a dark period when he wondered if he had done the right thing.

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Expansion plan for city marina

Expansion plan for city marina | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Inverness Marina, which opened for business in 2008, is to be expanded in a bid to encourage more visitors.
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MSP leads debate recognising work of #Scotlandhour | Scottish National Party

MSP leads debate recognising work of #Scotlandhour | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has praised the work of #Scotlandhour – the first organisation in the world to use Twitter to promote tourism.

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Army of Scottish ‘tourism leaders’ to be created

Army of Scottish ‘tourism leaders’ to be created | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND is bidding to create an entire new generation of tourism leaders under plans to replicate a successful model from Australia.
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Caledonian Sleeper train will be ‘Scotland on wheels’

Caledonian Sleeper train will be ‘Scotland on wheels’ | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE Caledonian Sleeper is to be radically overhauled to create a luxury train service that is “emblematic of Scotland”.
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Wings Over Scotland | Surely some mistake

Wings Over Scotland | Surely some mistake | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

February 2012: “Don’t worry, Scotland – the Olympics might be costing you millions of pounds, but look at all the extra tourism you’ll be getting from it to compensate!”

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CNN names Scotland as world’s top travel destination for 2013

CNN names Scotland as world’s top travel destination for 2013 | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A NEW campaign to promote Scotland’s natural beauty has got off to a flying start after the country was named the world’s top travel destination in 2013.
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'Tourism village' given go-ahead

'Tourism village' given go-ahead | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Midlothian Council welcomes the decision by the Scottish government to back a planning proposal for a £13m 'tourism village' in the county.
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Glasgow named one of world’s top tourist spots

Glasgow named one of world’s top tourist spots | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
IT IS gearing up to host one of the world’s biggest sporting celebrations and one of the most high-profile events in the global music industry.
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Scots tourism cash for London a 'bizarre' idea

Scots tourism cash for London a 'bizarre' idea | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The deputy mayor of London, Kit Malthouse, has come under fire for saying the rest of the UK should concentrate its tourism budgets on promoting the English capital.
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MSPs welcome boost for highlands geo-tourism | Scottish National Party

MSPs welcome boost for highlands geo-tourism | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Highlands SNP MSPs have today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that is it supporting two Geoparks, in Shetland and the North West Highlands, with funding of £280,000.


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Stirling Castle and Mull named among top 40 attractions in Europe

Stirling Castle and Mull named among top 40 attractions in Europe | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The accolade was bestowed upon the two historic sites by the Lonely Planet travel guide.
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I can easily understand why the Island of Mull has been named.  Just off the coast is the Isle of Iona - amazing isle full of history

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Michael Kelly: Scottish tourism performing below par

Michael Kelly: Scottish tourism performing below par | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Despite some unique advantages, industry bosses fail consistently to capitalise on this country’s potential, writes Michael Kelly
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Nicola Sturgeon welcomes boost for tourism | Scottish Tourism Alliance

Nicola Sturgeon welcomes boost for tourism | Scottish Tourism Alliance | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The introduction of a new transport link will help boost tourism and trade opportunities for communities across Argyll, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today.

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Alex Salmond backing bid to attract Americans to Arbroath Abbey

Alex Salmond backing bid to attract Americans to Arbroath Abbey | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

A bid to cash in on Angus’s connection to more than 25 million US citizens who claim Scottish ancestry has received special praise from the First Minister.

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Scotch whisky, food and dancing venue plan for old United Presbyterian Church

Scotch whisky, food and dancing venue plan for old United Presbyterian Church | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
An abandoned church is set to be transformed into a five-star Scotch whisky, food and dancing complex.
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Blogmanay Scotland drive reaches 80m people

IT WAS a campaign planned at just a few months notice and only unveiled a matter of days before Christmas. But the £50,000 project to bring a group of international travel bloggers to Scotland at new year has proved to be an ­international success.
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Brian Ferguson: Bloggers help tourism start year with a bang

Brian Ferguson: Bloggers help tourism start year with a bang | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
TODAY is the first working day of the year for many in Scotland – not a bad result considering it is the seventh of January.
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Spain 'top choice' for UK tourists

Scottish tourists travelled the furthest on foreign holidays this year while Londoners took the longest time away, according to a report.
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