New Electric Tourism Trail – Become a Scottish Power EV Charge Point, and continue the trail!

Posted on 28 July 2023

Scottish Power has announced plans to work with tourist attractions across the country to create a new electric tourist trail of public EV charge points.  This project is part of ScottishPower’s sustainability goal to provide two million electric vehicle charging points needed to meet the needs of Scotland’s future electric vehicle charging network. Glasgow Science Centre […]

New resource to support businesses create their Climate Action Plan

Posted on 24 March 2023

In partnership with Green Tourism and The Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, VisitScotland have created a new resource to help businesses create and manage their own Climate Action Plan that’s aligned with the Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism. The guide covers: • Identifying, measuring your carbon emissions • How to adapt to unavoidable climate change • Support nature-based solutions • Communicating […]

NEW REPORT: Accelerating the transition to net-zero travel

Posted on 14 October 2022

A new report by McKinsey and Skift Research explores four high-priority areas for travel companies to focus their decarbonisation efforts for the most meaningful outcomes for the environment, their customers, and themselves. These four priorities are: 1. Identify and sequence decarbonisation initiatives2. Partner to accelerate decarbonisation of business travel3. Close the “say-do” gap among leisure travellers4. Build new […]

* Going “green” – discounted membership offers available *

Posted on 6 September 2022

1. VisitScotland Destination Net Zero Green Tourism Discounted Membership Offers As part of the VisitScotland Destination NetZero Recovery funding, tourism businesses can apply for a Sustainable Tourism Certification Scheme discount of up to £500. The funding is made available through three certification programs:1. Green Tourism2. Green Key3. Earth Check Find out more 2. UNESCO National Trail of […]

SCOTO – a newly established Community Tourism organisation in Scotland

Posted on 20 May 2022

SCOTO was set up to be a forum for networking, collaboration and learning about the work of others, and to represent and provide leadership specifically for Community Tourism organisations and enterprises across Scotland. One of their aims is to help visitors understand that the choices they make can have a positive impact on social, environmental, […]