An Introduction to #ScotlandHour

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Are you visiting our fine shores of bonnie Scotland soon? Are you looking for advice on where to visit and what to see once you’re here? Is Twitter your social media channel of choice? Then #ScotlandHour might be the ideal platform for you.

What is #ScotlandHour?

#ScotlandHour is a scheduled Twitter discussion (commonly known as a Tweet-up) that takes places on a regular basis to provide travel recommendations for potential tourists. The discussion follows a Q&A style format and involves a topical theme with questions prepared in advance. A wealth of handy tips are on offer from a variety of tourism operators and travel experts, who can provide insights on the best places to stay, where to eat and what to do when you’re in Scotland. For more information, visit the official website for #ScotlandHour today.

Themes for #ScotlandHour are diverse – discussions can focus on topics such as Scottish festivals, outdoor activities such as walking or sailing, Scottish food and drink, or recurring annual events such as St. Andrew’s Day and Hogmanay to name just a few. See below for the schedule (with links to the respective Storify summaries) of the last #ScotlandHour chat which took place on the 26th of June and focused on the many water based activities Scotland has to offer:

Q1 – 9.00pm – What’s your idea of a great day out on the water and where?

Q2 –  9.10pm – Recommend good (family-friendly) water-based activities in Scotland

Q3 – 9.20pm – Scotland’s Canals & Waterways– where to go and what to see?

Q4 – 9.30pm – Leisure sailing & marinas in Scotland – where would you recommend?

Q5 – 9.40pm – Share a memorable water-based journey in Scotland

Q6 – 9.50pm – Share a favourite spot for wild swimming on Scotland’s shores

How do I get involved?

It’s super easy. To participate in the conversation, just log in to your Twitter account at the scheduled #ScotlandHour time, follow activity under the hashtag #ScotlandHour and ensure you use #ScotlandHour when tweeting.

When is the next #Scotlandhour?

If you’re interested, the next discussion is taking place on Wednesday the 31st of July (9-10pm BST) and will be focusing on the celebration of Scotland’s National and Regional Parks, which is quite timely as it coincides with National Parks Week.

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James Boyle

James is the Assistant Search & Social Media Manager at VisitScotland. Originally from Australia, he now lives in Edinburgh and enjoys travel, rugby and perfecting the art of making pancakes.

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