Perthshire promotes ‘coaches welcome’ message at VisitScotland 2016

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Among the attractions on the stand will be The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery
Among the attractions on the stand will be The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery TFGE The famous Grouse Experience, Crieff.

Keen to promote the fact it welcomes coaches and groups, the City of Perth and Perthshire is to showcase nine of its renowned attractions at the VisitScotland expo show, which takes place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh on April 20 and 21.

Cllr John Kellas, Perth & Kinross Council’s Convener of Enterprise and Infrastructure, said: “Tourism is already a greatly important industry to the area, but there is potential to see a lot of growth in certain areas, such as with international coach parties – a key reason for taking this bold step to organise The City of Perth and Perthshire stand at the Expo in partnership with our top visitor attractions.

“It also comes hot on the heels of Perth becoming Scotland’s first CPT Coach Friendly location, illustrating that we are not only an attractive city for tourists, but that we provide the infrastructure and facilities to make the city an ideal destination for coach drivers and their passengers.”

Organisations which will feature and attend the show include: Scone Palace; The Black Watch Castle and Museum, The Library of Innerpeffray; The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery; Strathearn Distillery, Blair Castle, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Golf Perthshire; and VisitEastPerthshire.

For details of the show, visit www.visitscotlandexpo.com or call 0131 472 2378.