Scotland… Where ideas become legend!

Scotland… Where ideas become legend!

Scotland… Where ideas become legend!

Our Scotland Sales Hub at Pitreavie Business Park, Fife, opened as a direct result of the high volume of business we conduct north of the border; did you know around 30% of our business is generated from our Scotland based clients?

However it is increasing in popularity as a destination for meetings and events for our clients outside of Scotland too; clients in the Retail, Association and Education sectors have all been looking to Scotland for their events due to the quality and scope of venues, as well as value for money.

VisitScotland’s first social medial campaign especially for Business Events, Legends, was designed to showcase Scotland’s knowledge economy and give organisations worldwide reasons why they should choose Scotland as their next events destination, so we thought we’d take a look at what’s new and share with you what’s so special about it.

With its unique geography, Scotland is like a global village – you don’t have to travel very far from the main cities to find unique venues and locations; castles, mountains or even ships are all within reach. Great transport links into the country by road, air and rail make the country really accessible and the recent investment into the trams in Edinburgh ensure travelling from Edinburgh International Airport into the city is fast and easy.

The country doesn’t just rely on its rich history to offer venues with a wow factor. New spaces such as The Cow Shed in Crail, which opened in 2016, provide original features and a truly unique setting to which clients can add their own personality for a range of events. On the other end of the spectrum The V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, is due to open on the 15th September this year and promises to offer a range of atmospheric settings for unforgettable events.

V&A Dundee

Glasgow, with its edgy urban culture, has had new office spaces popping up everywhere and venues are hot on their heels; the studio chose The Studio Glasgow for its first Scottish location back in the summer of 2016, and the new Radisson RED Glasgow, which is due to open in April this year, will be another stylish addition to the city and will have a fabulous large rooftop terrace and bar.

Edinburgh has seen a huge growth in new venues; The Ivy on the Square was the first Ivy to open outside of London in November 2017, the brand new five star Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square also opened at the end of last year and Brewhemia, the city’s largest restaurant and bar opened directly opposite Waverley train station boasting five separate areas across two floors to choose from.

There are more new venues and developments planned for Edinburgh too; the Edinburgh Grand, 50 luxury serviced apartments are due to open later this year and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts have announced plans for their fourth property in Europe to be built in the former Royal High School in 2020. The Edinburgh St James, from the luxurious W Hotels brand, is also to be part of a major redevelopment in 2020.

Scotland really is the land of the diverse, or indeed of legends – the venues we have mentioned only scratch the surface of what is available! If you would like more information about these or any others for your next event please do get in touch with the Scotland Team on scotland@conferencecare.com or call us on 02476 369729.

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