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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.

An Introduction to #ScotlandHour

by July 25, 2013

Are you visiting our fine shores of bonnie Scotland soon? Are you looking for advice on where to visit and...

60 Seconds with Phil Mickelson

by July 22, 2013

It’s been a productive few weeks in Scotland for the player known affectionately as ‘Lefty’. Barely a week after he...

More photos from Heilan’ Coo Week!

by June 17, 2013

Feeling a little down because it’s a Monday? Not to worry, we’re here to cheer you up with some more...

Breathing through Scotland

by May 28, 2013

Time for a midweek treat! Christophe Hamon from France recently sent us this awe-inspiring video that perfectly sums up his recent...

The Hebrides Surf Trip

by May 20, 2013

Enjoying the extended daylight hours and the warmer weather? Although summer may not be here just yet, there’s no excuse...

Ticket process launched for The 2014 Ryder Cup

by May 10, 2013

The public ticket sales process for The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles begins today [10th May] after Ryder Cup Europe...

Shetland among the world’s best for sunrises – Lonely Planet

by April 29, 2013

Our very own Shetland has been named by travel bible Lonely Planet as offering one of the seven best sunrises in...

Hebrides: Islands on the Edge

by April 26, 2013

Originally broadcast on BBC One Scotland during May, now audiences across the UK can enjoy the popular TV series Hebrides:...

Ski Scotland Shred: Episode 2

by April 24, 2013

The boys are back for another episode of Ski Scotland Shred! Continuing their road trip around Scotland’s ski centres, this...

Instagram Week on Facebook

by April 22, 2013

Any Instagram users out there? Hopefully you’ll enjoy this – this week on our Facebook page we’ll be sharing some...

Photos from the 2013 Melrose Sevens

by April 16, 2013

Over the weekend one of the world’s premier rugby sevens tournaments took place amidst a stunning backdrop in the Scottish Borders. Yes we’re...

Ski Scotland Shred: Episode 1

by April 11, 2013

There’s certainly one major positive about the extended cold weather we’ve been experiencing – the abundance of snow means we...

Hello Little Red! Virgin Atlantic launch their new Scottish routes

by April 10, 2013

He certainly knows how to make an entrance! Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Atlantic team, donning Harris Tweed kilts,...

Highland Fling – Touring the Speyside Whisky Region

by March 25, 2013

Fancy a break from the busy city lifestyle? Then why not head to Scotland’s Speyside region for some dram sampling,...

Red Bull Hill Chasers coming to Edinburgh

by March 14, 2013

Any rider, any bike, one hill! The UK’s only multi-discipline, uphill sprint race is coming to Edinburgh later this month...

‘Shetland’ debuts on BBC One

by March 11, 2013

What an action-packed past few months it’s been for Shetland! In January, the world was captivated by a collection of photos...

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