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Get ready for the Solheim Cup 2019

Date of article: Thu 6 Jun 19

Getting involved couldn't be easier. The Solheim Cup 2019 toolkit contains everything you need to know about this major women's golf tournament taking place from 9 - 15 September ...

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Scottish Thistle Awards 2019/20 Entries now open

Date of article: Thu 30 May 19

Now in their 27th year, the awards are set to be another show stopper! Designed to celebrate excellence across the Scottish tourism industry, be proud of your achievements and tak ...

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UK’s First Pop In the City Heads to St Andrews in June 2019

Date of article: Thu 30 May 19

BID St Andrews, the University of St Andrews and Fife Council welcome Pop In the City After participating in many races, Marie Arbeille, Clémentine Charles and Sophie de l’Epin ...

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To the Mooooon and back

Date of article: Tue 28 May 19

The world’s first-ever Highland Coosmonaut is set to be launched into ‘near space’ as part of a new tourism campaign announced today (Tuesday, 28 May) by VisitScotland, to ce ...

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Students Shine as Charity Kitchen Project Picks Up National Award

Date of article: Fri 24 May 19

Five Community and Supported Learning students at Fife College have won a national award for their involvement in a local charity kitchen project. Fiona Knowles from Lower Largo, ...

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New Boston to Edinburgh Delta Service Takes Off

Date of article: Fri 24 May 19

Delta Air Lines’ newest service is departing Edinburgh Airport on its maiden flight to Boston Logan International Airport. The flight, which will operate daily during the summer, ...

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St Andrews strides ahead in making beaches accessible to all

Date of article: Fri 24 May 19

Local MP Stephen Gethins marks efforts to widen access to St Andrews’ landmarks The hard work of St Andrews’ Hamish Foundation and Tourism St Andrews has been marked by local ...

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Bowhouse seeing green for June Market Weekend

Date of article: Wed 22 May 19

Green is the theme at the next Bowhouse Market Weekend taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. Artisan food producers will be selling locally grown fruit and vegetables a ...

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China Welcome Workshops

Date of article: Wed 22 May 19

China Welcome 18th June 2019 - Lindores Abbey As more and more Chinese visitors come to Scotland and the Tayside region in particular, do you want to find out how to be ready to ...

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Tourism in full bloom

Date of article: Wed 22 May 19

"It's a beautiful time of year, spring has sprung, the Easter weekend set the standard for the weather and our busy tourism season begins."  Read the latest VisitScotland News ...

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Fife College Tourism Student Honoured to Present at 2019 Scottish Learning Disability Awards

Date of article: Wed 22 May 19

Fife College student Leeanne Clarke found herself in the spotlight on Friday as she attended Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards where she was invited to present an award. Lee ...

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Help make Kirkcaldy Town Centre a vibrant and thriving place.

Date of article: Tue 21 May 19

Town centres across the UK are evolving and Kirkcaldy is no different. To survive and thrive, Kirkcaldy -  like all town centres - needs to broaden its role from retail, and incre ...

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Anstruther Photo Competitions

Date of article: Mon 20 May 19

Snap-happy photographers have two East Neuk photography competitions they can submit their work for consideration at the Scottish Fisheries Museum and the Anstruther Harbour Festiv ...

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Linn heads to Iceland to pick up tourism tips

Date of article: Mon 20 May 19

A DUNFERMLINE businesswoman is heading to Iceland on a fact-finding mission. Linn Williamson, operations director at Dunfermline’s Grill 48, is heading to the Blue Lagoon to fin ...

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Greengate Gallery and Taffled Threads announce launch of official new tartan for the royal burgh of Culross

Date of article: Fri 17 May 19

For the first time, Culross village in the West of Fife is to have its own official tartan. Designed in collaboration with Greengate Gallery owner and jeweller, Lindsey Marchant a ...

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New campaign to make tourism splash

Date of article: Thu 16 May 19

A new digital campaign is aiming to generate £1m for Scotland’s economy by inspiring visitors to get on a boat in 2020 to enjoy some of Scotland’s amazing places, islands, and ...

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Scotland's swell(being)

Date of article: Wed 8 May 19

VisitScotland has launched its first itinerary dedicated to health and wellbeing. The online guide, which focuses on the themes of mind, body and spirit, aims to inspire visitors ...

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Fife Pilgrim Way MAC Bus

Date of article: Tue 30 Apr 19

A unique traveling exhibition on Medieval Pilgrimage called the ‘Pilgrim Express’ has been created on MAC, Fife’s mobile museum.   To book a FREE visit for schools, care h ...

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Under the Influence(r) of Fife

Date of article: Tue 30 Apr 19

A leading blogger is helping her virtual visitors learn more about Fife’s accessible tourism offering following a trip to the region last month. Sarah Alexander, also known to h ...

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Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce finds its final resting place at Dunfermline Abbey

Date of article: Mon 29 Apr 19

A 3D reconstruction of the tomb of Robert the Bruce is to go on display at Dunfermline Abbey Church.  Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland (HES), prese ...

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£1 Mllion Makeover of Event Space at Fairmont St Andrews Now Complete

Date of article: Fri 26 Apr 19

A £1 million refurbishment of the largest hotel event space in Scotland is now complete and open for business. Some 3000 sq metres of event space have been completely renovated a ...

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V&A Dundee shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019

Date of article: Fri 26 Apr 19

V&A Dundee has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, regarded as the most prestigious museum prize in the world. The annual award celebra ...

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Forth Bridges tourism strategy launched

Date of article: Thu 25 Apr 19

A plan to boost visitor numbers to the three bridges which span the Firth of Forth has been launched by Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop. The ten-year strategy highlights a number o ...

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Get outdoors and explore Fife’s woodlands this spring

Date of article: Thu 25 Apr 19

Forestry and Land Scotland is encouraging families to get outdoors this spring and use their local woodland as a space to keep kids active and entertained during the warmer months. ...

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Expo Excels

Date of article: Wed 17 Apr 19

VisitScotland Expo has hailed this year’s event as one of the biggest in its 40-year history and announced it is heading north in 2020 to the most sustainable event venue in the ...

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Young Women in Tourism Awards

Date of article: Tue 16 Apr 19

The Young Women in Tourism Awards is one of the first legacy projects announced for Scotland’s Year of Young People. Those aged 30 and under on January 1st 2019 will be eligible ...

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Over 20 million Europeans take Scotland into their hearts

Date of article: Fri 12 Apr 19

Over 20 million Europeans have shown their love for Scotland, two weeks after Scotland launched its latest marketing campaign with the message, “Europe, let’s continue our love ...

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Big year for VisitScotland Expo

Date of article: Fri 12 Apr 19

VisitScotland Expo hosted the highest number of tourism businesses in its history as it celebrates the 40th staging of the flagship travel trade event. The best and brightest of S ...

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Fife Tourism Industry Barometer for Q1 2019

Date of article: Mon 8 Apr 19

The Fife Tourism Industry Barometer for Q1 2019 is now available. You can take part at https://visitscotland.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=155439022515 The industry baromete ...

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Tourism Scotland 2020 Business Survey

Date of article: Fri 5 Apr 19

A review of the Scottish Tourism Strategy (TS2020) is currently being undertaken and it is so important t ...

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Rhododendrons blossom early in Fife

Date of article: Fri 5 Apr 19

This year’s Scottish Rhododendron Festival is geared up to be vibrant from day one, as many of these wonderful plants are already in full bloom because of the recent warmer tempe ...

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Financial support to prepare for Brexit

Date of article: Wed 3 Apr 19

What is the Brexit Support Grant? The Brexit Support Grant, funded by the Scottish Government, provides a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £4,000 to help small to medium-sized ...

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TV winner

Date of article: Wed 3 Apr 19

Stunning images of iconic landmarks such as Glenfinnan Viaduct, St Andrews, the Kelpies and Calanais Standing Stones are set to star alongside some of the UK’s most popular TV sh ...

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Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Events Programme Open Fund

Date of article: Wed 3 Apr 19

Scotland’s annual events portfolio offers a wide range of events and festivals that provide a variety of opportunities to engage with our coasts and waters. To add to this alrea ...

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Join Tourism St Andrews

Date of article: Wed 3 Apr 19

The benefits of becoming involved in Tourism St Andrews are numerous. Members can network with other people and organisations in a relaxed and informal manner, discuss existing cha ...

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St Andrews to stage Scottish Golf Tourism Week once again

Date of article: Wed 3 Apr 19

Organisers also announce delivery of £19.1m of additional tourism business to Scotland off back of 2018 event The organisers of the Scottish Golf Tourism Week have announced that ...

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New events app set to boost tourism in Fife

Date of article: Tue 2 Apr 19

Free app will be available for locals and visitors A new, free events app launched last week has been developed for Fife locals and visitors to showcase hundreds of exciting, up ...

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Ice Cream Parlour wins surprise Ambassador gong

Date of article: Mon 1 Apr 19

Owen Hazel, co-owner of Jannettas Gelateria in St Andrews has been honoured with the prestigious Judges’ Choice: Brand Ambassador award at The Menu Food and Drink Awards 2019, or ...

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Going ‘bananas’ for Scotland

Date of article: Mon 1 Apr 19

US television viewers are going ‘bananas’ for Scotland in the latest episode of a hit lifestyle programme as it shines a spotlight on a replica medieval fort, Scotland’s olde ...

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Our love never dies, Scotland tells Europe on ‘Brexit day’

Date of article: Mon 1 Apr 19

Scotland has declared its enduring relationship with Europe in a heartfelt message to demonstrate that Scotland is open on the original date that the UK had planned to leave the EU ...

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