1. speech / ministerial statement

    14 Mar 2019

    STA signature sessions: Tourism Secretary speech

    Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop's address at the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) Signature Sessions 2019 conference.

  2. Publication

    07 Mar 2019

    Tourism tax: evidence from the national discussion

    Written evidence provided by stakeholders to our national discussion on tourist taxes, which took place between November 2018 and January 2019.

  3. Publication

    07 Mar 2019

    Tourism tax: messages from the national discussion

    High-level summary of the messages that emerged from our national discussion on tourist taxes, and summaries from roundtable discussions.

  4. Statistics

    22 Jan 2019

    Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands IndexSM: 2018 report for Scotland

    2018 findings of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands IndexSM (NBI) on Scotland’s international reputation.

  5. NEWS

    17 Jan 2019 12:18

    Rise in European visitors

    Number of visitors and tourism spend continue to increase.

  6. NEWS

    23 Dec 2018 00:01

    Economic benefits of hosting The Open revealed

    Prestigious golf tournament worth £120 million to Scottish economy. 

  7. Consultation paper

    23 Nov 2018

    Tourism tax: discussion document

    This document has been prepared to support our national discussion on transient visitor (tourist) taxes in Scotland. Comments can be sent to tourismdiscussion@gov.scot.

  8. NEWS

    05 Oct 2018 10:30

    Rural tourism investment

    Projects to benefit from £3 million funding.

  9. NEWS

    01 Oct 2018 00:01

    Support for new tourist resort

    Funding for south of Scotland development

  10. NEWS

    20 Jul 2018 13:15

    Record year for overseas visitors

    Increase in tourism spending. 

  11. Research and analysis

    02 Jul 2018

    Small Business Survey Scotland: 2017

    Sets out the findings for Scotland of the Small Business Survey 2017.

  12. NEWS

    12 May 2018 00:01

    Promoting Scotland's cultural heritage

    Support for Highlands & Islands natural and cultural assets.

  13. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2018

    Tourism in Scotland: the economic contribution of the sector

    A report commissioned by the Tourism Leadership Group setting out economic data and trends on tourism across Scotland.

  14. NEWS

    01 Mar 2018 10:06

    Rural tourism support

    Island projects first to be backed under new £6m fund.

  15. NEWS

    24 Jan 2018 10:30

    New Burns documents

    Records shed light on the Bard’s politics and character.

  16. NEWS

    18 Jan 2018 16:35

    International visitors on the rise

    20% more visitors from Europe choosing to come to Scotland.

  17. NEWS

    04 Jan 2018 00:01

    Bumper year for major events

    European Championships among 2018 highlights.

  18. NEWS

    14 Nov 2017 12:30

    The spirit of St Andrew

    Call to perform an act of kindness.

  19. NEWS

    13 Nov 2017 11:00

    Mountain biking on track

    Support to ensure forest tourism continues to thrive.

  20. NEWS

    13 Nov 2017 00:01

    Scotland's youth take the lead in 2018

    Year of Young People launched.

  21. NEWS

    12 Oct 2017 11:38

    International spend up

    Rise in overseas visitors coming to Scotland.

  22. NEWS

    10 Oct 2017 15:58

    Rural tourism infrastructure fund

    £6m to support popular sites around the country to grow and thrive.

  23. NEWS

    31 Aug 2017 11:42

    Rise in visitor numbers to historic sites

    Historic Environment Scotland properties in Dumfries and Galloway see 41% rise

  24. NEWS

    23 Aug 2017 09:00

    Science funding

    Funding for science festivals and interactive exhibition.

  25. NEWS

    16 Jun 2017 10:58

    The lure of ancient history

    Rise in island visitor numbers.

  26. NEWS

    14 Jun 2017 11:00

    Tickets for 2018 European Championships go on sale

    Champion swimmer Ross Murdoch named as ambassador.

  27. NEWS

    18 May 2017 09:48

    Surge in overseas visitors

    Tourism boost strongly supported by visitors from North America.

  28. NEWS

    08 Apr 2017 00:01

    VisitScotland and TripAdvisor team up to put Scotland on world stage

  29. NEWS

    06 Apr 2017 09:07

    Investing in Scotland's tourism sector

    FM welcomes announcement that Marriott International plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland.

  30. NEWS

    15 Mar 2017 09:30

    Scotland's special themed years unveiled

    Tourism programme extended until 2022.

  31. NEWS

    12 Mar 2017 00:01

    Help for carers

    Rise in inclusive tourism short breaks.

  32. NEWS

    09 Mar 2017 09:30

    Edinburgh icon set for makeover

    Historic concert venue to be renovated.

  33. NEWS

    31 Jan 2017 11:30

    History sparks tourism rise

    International visitors drawn by Scottish heritage.

  34. NEWS

    27 Jan 2017 09:39

    Economic benefit of The Open

    £110 million benefit to Scotland from last year’s event at Royal Troon.

  35. NEWS

    25 Jan 2017 11:35

    European links under threat

    Brexit impedes cultural and tourism opportunities.

  36. NEWS

    19 Jan 2017 09:31

    Tourist spend soars

    Sharp rise in North American visitors.

  37. NEWS

    14 Jan 2017 10:48

    Pupils Scotland-wide to visit Arras

    Battle of Arras and Dr Elsie Inglis confirmed as Scottish commemorations for 2017.

  38. NEWS

    09 Jan 2017 10:24

    £6.6 million for conservation of historic sites

    Report sets out work required to restore and protect iconic buildings and monuments.

  39. NEWS

    03 Jan 2017 00:01

    Enhanced funding for Edinburgh's festivals

    Extra £300k to commemorate 70th anniversary of capital’s founding festivals.

  40. NEWS

    29 Nov 2016 00:01

    Brexit funding threat

    Tourism industry facing “damaging consequences”.

  41. NEWS

    16 Nov 2016 11:34

    Tourism industry body launched

    Aim to grow bed and breakfast sector.

  42. NEWS

    16 Nov 2016 11:15

    Impact of brexit on cruise tourism

    Summit discusses brexit impact on Scotland’s thriving cruise industry.

  43. NEWS

    16 Nov 2016 11:15

    Impact of brexit on cruise tourism

    Summit discusses brexit impact on Scotland’s thriving cruise industry.

  44. Impact assessment

    31 Oct 2016

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) - results - Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

    A full Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) was undertaken to help boost the celebration of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.