Edinburgh features in world’s first #UNESCOTrail

Posted on 30 October 2021

New digital assets and industry toolkit available now  Scotland’s UNESCO Trail is the first national UNESCO Trail anywhere in the world that brings together the full range of UNESCO place-based designations from across the country. Featuring Edinburgh’s World Heritage Sites including The Old & New Towns of Edinburgh and The Forth Bridge, as well as Edinburgh UNESCO City […]

St James Quarter Business Briefing

Posted on 25 November 2020

For the last few years we have all watched on as the east end of Princes Street begins to evolve… Now, as things start to take shape, join us to find out more about St James Quarter which is set to become a new lifestyle district within Scotland’s capital, transforming the City’s east end into […]

Chinese Student Guide (in Mandarin)

Posted on 6 November 2020

Welcome to Edinburgh! We are delighted and honoured that you have chosen to study here in our wonderful city and hope you enjoy your time with us. Our first-ever Chinese Student Guidebook is here to help. May Edinburgh become your home away from home and the place that makes your dreams come true. Edinburgh has […]

The Locale Edinburgh (webinar catchup)

Posted on 26 August 2020

“The Locale” is a new app that allows users to see what’s open near them, what features and services are on offer and how busy their favourite businesses are – helping them make safe and informed decisions about when and how to visit. As a venue, the service allows you to: Communicate your current services, […]

Get “Good to Go”

Posted on 25 June 2020

VisitScotland have worked with Tourism Northern Ireland, VisitEngland and VisitWales to develop a new UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide confidence for visitors, communities and tourism businesses alike – as the sector works towards reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark mean businesses across all sectors of the tourism industry in […]

Preparing to re-open

Posted on 19 June 2020

Following the publication on Scottish Government guidance on re-opening (issued 18th June) VisitScotland have created a resource to help your business get ready to re-open. A new dedicated section of the VisitScotland website has the latest guidance checklists for your business specific advice for your sub-sector Check out VisitScotland to keep up-to-date on the latest […]

Edinburgh Tourism Resilience, Reboot & Recovery Plan

Posted on 16 June 2020

Project Updates: April 2020: 8 April – Initial Tourism Recovery Plan Presentation to SIG 16 April – Overview of Covid-19 Impacts on Tourism in Edinburgh – presentation to SIG and ETAG May 2020: 7 May 2020 – Tourism Recovery Plan update presentation to SIG June 2020: 8 June – Tourism Recovery Plan update to SIG […]

Coming out of LockDown

Posted on 31 May 2020

On 28th May, the First Minister announced the Scottish Government’s 4 Phase plan for coming out of lockdown. This “route map” sets out the decision making path that will inform the timing of each phase being activated, guided by the scientific evidence and priority of protecting the health and safety of the people of Scotland. […]

Tourism industry advice during COVID-19

Posted on 6 March 2020

We know that the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus is a real concern for tourism businesses. Keep up-to-date with the most relevant industry information from trusted sources. The STA are issuing three updates per week, with all the most up-to-date information for the sector. Sign up here: https://scottishtourismalliance.co.uk/sta-update/ VisitScotland have created a dedicated advice page […]