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Industry News from Mar 2015

US Outlander viewers flock to Scotland’s tourist sites

23/03/2015
US Outlander viewers flock to Scotland’s tourist sites Scottish tour companies have seen a surge in American visitors since TV series Outlander became a hit in the United States, tourist officials have said. The £50 million hit show is set to be pr...

Golden eagle numbers to be revealed by fourth national survey

16/03/2015
Golden eagle numbers to be revealed by fourth national survey   One of Scotland’s most iconic birds will be the subject of a fourth national survey to see how its population is faring. The six-month survey of golden eagles is co-funded by Scottish ...

Rewilding creates jobs and training at Loch Ness conservation estate

13/03/2015
Rewilding creates jobs and training at Loch Ness conservation estate An acclaimed forest restoration project near Loch Ness is demonstrating how conservation can create employment opportunities in the Highlands, says award-winning charity Trees for Life. ...

Tourists spending almost £300million a year on Scottish wildlife

09/03/2015
Wild Scotland highlighted in Press and Journal Tourists spending almost £300million a year on Scottish wildlife The North of Scotland is blessed with some of the most spectacular wildlife in Europe, from bottlenose dolphins swimming in the Moray Firth to...

250 Basking Sharks sighted in 2014.

09/03/2015
Sightings 2014 – Hebrides still the worldwide hotspot! 2014 was an interesting year for basking sharks in Scottish waters, with many places round the UK recording their worst sightings numbers in many years. However with 250 individuals sharks bein...

Research plans for John Muir Way

03/03/2015
Research plans for John Muir Way Learning what visitors want from the John Muir Way A new survey aimed at capturing visitor experiences and exploring opportunities for businesses along one of Scotland’s newest long-distance routes has been commissioned ...

Geo-what? – An event for local tourism businesses

02/03/2015
Geo-what? – An event for local tourism businesses Thursday 19th March – North West Highlands Geopark The North West Highlands Geopark contains geology of world-class quality and significance.  Explore the North West Highland Geopark via mini-bus and ...

Wild Scotland’s Annual Survey- How Was Your Season

01/03/2015
Wild Scotland’s Annual Survey- How Was Your Season Each year as part of our activities to raise the profile of wildlife and adventure tourism in Scotland, we ask Wild Scotland members for their thoughts on the season. The results help build a pic...