Destination Guide: Scotland

C&IT's sponsored guide to Scotland will help you find the most exciting destinations, hotels, venues, restaurants and convention centres when planning your next event.

Discover Scotland


About Scotland

From purpose-built conference centres in the cities, to exclusive castles in the wilderness or Royal Yachts moored at local waters, Scotland is the perfect destination to host any event, small or large.  Its breathtaking landscapes, and innovative team building activities, both indoors and out, are stimulating and inspiring leaving delegates feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Scotland is famed for its gastronomy.  Indulge your delegates at one of the country’s Michelin star restaurants, cook schools or Scottish themed restaurants.

VisitScotland has a dedicated team of people, the Business Tourism Unit who can provide you with information on all aspects of planning your event.

For further inspiration and impartial advice please visit or contact VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit

Key Facts


Scotland covers an area of over 30,000 square miles.

Business Tourism

Scotland welcomed more than 2.5 million overseas visitors in 2009. Edinburgh and Glasgow rank only second to London in the UK in terms of the number of international association conferences.


Scotland has 5 International Airports with almost 20 million passengers using Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen each year.

Quality assured

Over 8,900 Scottish businesses, including exclusive use venues, castles, luxury hotels and visitor attractions, are part of VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme.


Over 700 Scottish businesses are taking part in VisitScotland’s Green Tourism Business Scheme with the aim of making tourism in Scotland more sustainable.

Dining with a view

At 1097m above sea-level the Ptarmigan Restaurant on Cairngorm Mountain is the UK’s highest restaurant.


Scotland is the true 'Home of Golf' with over 550 golf courses throughout the country.


There are over 100 malt whisky distilleries in Scotland.

Contact Scotland


Telephone: +44 (0)131 472 2355

Scotland News

Scotland Features

In pictures: 10 ideas for events in Scotland

In pictures: 10 ideas for events in Scotland

Luxurious castle hotels, modern event complexes and the real Hogwarts Express make Scotland a top MICE destination.

How to turn a historic hotel into a 'corporate playground'

How to turn a historic hotel into a 'corporate playground'

Gleneagles' joint managing director explains why venues must evolve for a changing MICE industry.

Expert reveals UK's top 7 steam railway journeys

Expert reveals UK's top 7 steam railway journeys

Vintage trains in Scotland, England and Wales all make the list, offering groups a quirky and luxurious way to travel.