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Aug 12, 2014, 14:39 ET

Outlander puts Scotland on the map

 To coincide with the STARZ network premiere of Outlander in the US, which took place this past Saturday, August 9, generating over 3.7 million...

Apr 08, 2014, 15:42 ET
Saor Patrol crosses Brooklyn Bridge.  (PRNewsFoto/VisitScotland)

Bannockburn Live! Descends on Brooklyn Bridge

 Scottish warriors from the year 1314 took New Yorkers by surprise today as they stormed Brooklyn Bridge.  The group from Clanranald joins...

Mar 28, 2014, 08:30 ET

It's Six Months Until The Ryder Cup Tees-off and Scotland is Getting Ready!

 Wednesday 26 March 2014, marked exactly six months until the start of one of the world's largest and most iconic sporting events....

Mar 28, 2014, 03:30 ET

L'Écosse se prépare : plus que six mois avant le coup d'envoi de la Ryder Cup !

 Le mercredi 26 mars 2014, il restait exactement six mois avant le début de l'un des plus grands et prestigieux...

Mar 28, 2014, 03:30 ET

Noch sechs Monate bis zum ersten Abschlag beim Ryder Cup, und Schottland macht sich bereit!

 Am Mittwoch, dem 26. März 2014, waren es auf den Tag sechs Monate bis zum Start eines der größten und...

Mar 28, 2014, 03:30 ET

Faltan seis meses para que comience la Ryder Cup y Escocia ya está preparada

 El miércoles 26 de marzo de 2014 es la fecha exacta en la que faltan seis meses para el comienzo de uno de los eventos deportivos...

Oct 17, 2013, 18:43 ET
Isle of Skye ‘virtually’ twins with Skylands, home of Skylanders SWAP Force Artist’s Image of a Twinning sign by Skye Bridge

Jumelage « virtuel » en première mondiale entre l'Île de Skye en Écosse et Skylanders Swap Force™

Partenariat entre VisitScotland, le Conseil des Highlands et Activision Publishing pour le tout premier jumelage « virtuel »...

Oct 17, 2013, 08:23 ET
Isle of Skye ‘virtually’ twins with Skylands, home of Skylanders SWAP Force Artist’s Image of a Twinning sign by Skye Bridge

Insel Skye trifft auf ‚virtuellen Zwilling' - als Weltneuheit verbündet sich schottische Insel mit Skylanders Swap Force™

VisitScotland, der Highland Council und Activision Publishing sind Partner beim allerersten ‚virtuellen' Zusammentreffen einer echten...

Oct 17, 2013, 07:16 ET
Isle of Skye ‘virtually’ twins with Skylands, home of Skylanders SWAP Force Artist’s Image of a Twinning sign by Skye Bridge

La Isle of Skye se reúne con su gemelo 'virtual'

- La Isle of Skye se reúne con su gemelo 'virtual' - Primicia mundial al tiempo que la isla de Escocia se asocia con Skylanders...

Oct 17, 2013, 02:00 ET
Isle of Skye ‘virtually’ twins with Skylands, home of Skylanders SWAP Force Artist’s Image of a Twinning sign by Skye Bridge

Isle of Skye Meets its 'Virtual' Twin - World First as Scottish Island Teams up with Skylanders Swap Force™

  VisitScotland, the Highland Council and Activision Publishing Partner on the First Ever 'Virtual' Twinning of a Real World Destination...

Apr 04, 2013, 17:29 ET

Scotland Welcomes The World In 2014

An all-star concert to herald the opening of the Ryder Cup, a huge flotilla to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge, Europe's...

Nov 21, 2012, 10:00 ET
Rebecca Morris, Outdoor Guide and Highland Ambassador of the Year enjoying her favourite natural playground, Uath Lochans, also known locally as the Bear’s Paws, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Top Scottish Landscape Photographer Colin Prior Showcases Natural Scotland

In the run up to the Year of Natural Scotland 2013, world-acclaimed landscape photographer Colin Prior aimed to capture outdoor expert Rebecca...

Nov 21, 2012, 04:00 ET
Rebecca Morris, Outdoor Guide and Highland Ambassador of the Year enjoying her favourite natural playground, Uath Lochans, also known locally as the Bear’s Paws, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Der schottische Top-Landschaftsfotograf Colin Prior präsentiert die Natur Schottlands

Zum "Jahr der Natur Schottlands 2013" hat der weltweit gefeierte Landschaftsfotograf Colin Prior es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Outdoor-Expertin...

Nov 21, 2012, 04:00 ET
Rebecca Morris, Outdoor Guide and Highland Ambassador of the Year enjoying her favourite natural playground, Uath Lochans, also known locally as the Bear’s Paws, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

L'Ecosse Nature mise en valeur par le prestigieux photographe paysagiste écossais Colin Prior

A l'approche de l'année de l'Ecosse Nature 2013, Colin Prior, le célèbre photographe paysagiste, a voulu photographier Rebecca...

Nov 21, 2012, 04:00 ET
Rebecca Morris, Outdoor Guide and Highland Ambassador of the Year enjoying her favourite natural playground, Uath Lochans, also known locally as the Bear’s Paws, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Colin Prior, fotografo d'eccellenza dei paesaggi scozzesi, ritrae la Scozia naturale

In preparazione all'Anno della Natura in Scozia 2013, il fotografo Colin Prior, conosciuto in tutto il mondo, ha catturato l'immagine...

Nov 21, 2012, 04:00 ET
Rebecca Morris, Outdoor Guide and Highland Ambassador of the Year enjoying her favourite natural playground, Uath Lochans, also known locally as the Bear’s Paws, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

El prestigioso fotógrafo de paisajes escocés Colin Prior nos muestra la Escocia Natural

En la antesala del Año de la Escocia Natural 2013, el aclamado fotógrafo de paisajes Colin Prior se propuso plasmar en imágenes a...

Sep 28, 2012, 15:27 ET

On the Road to Ryder Cup 2014: Tournament Returns to Scotland

The Ryder Cup is top of mind for many this week as it is competed in Medinah, Illinois, but thoughts are already turning to the next host...

Jul 18, 2012, 05:34 ET
Glasgow welcomes the London 2012 Olympic Games! American piper Megan Canning and French Drummer Iona Sicard-Cras from Piping Live!, Glasgow International Piping Festival and The World Pipe Band Championships (part of the Year of Creative Scotland), pictured outside Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, show support for their respective countries who play in the first Olympic football game at Hampden Park on 25 July.

Glasgow accueille les Jeux Olympiques de Londres 2012

- Jeux Olympiques riment avec football et cornemuse en Écosse Glasgow, la plus grande ville d'Écosse, sera l'hôte de huit matchs...

Jul 18, 2012, 03:00 ET
Glasgow welcomes the London 2012 Olympic Games! American piper Megan Canning and French Drummer Iona Sicard-Cras from Piping Live!, Glasgow International Piping Festival and The World Pipe Band Championships (part of the Year of Creative Scotland), pictured outside Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, show support for their respective countries who play in the first Olympic football game at Hampden Park on 25 July.

Glasgow Welcomes London 2012 Olympic Games

Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, will play host to eight Olympic football matches this...

Jun 19, 2012, 10:51 ET
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, and Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, in Los Angeles to launch VisitScotland's biggest-ever global marketing campaign, working alongside Disney-Pixar and their much-anticipated epic action adventure "Brave" to reach millions of potential visitors across the world.  (PRNewsFoto/VisitScotland)

VisitScotland launches biggest-ever worldwide campaign

VisitScotland has today launched its biggest ever global marketing campaign, working alongside Disney-Pixar and their much-anticipated epic...