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    Re: Homecoming Scotland 2014

    This is an interesting find concerning Homecoming Scotland 2014: http://www.visitscotland.org/main/fo...x?g=posts&t=26
    Mike Cantlay, the new Chairman of VisitScotland asking for views and suggestions.

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    Re: Homecoming Scotland 2014

    VisitScotland chairman, Dr Mike Cantlay, wants to hear our views on Homecoming Scotland 2014 and has opened a forum at:
    http://www.visitscotland.org/main/fo...x?g=posts&t=26

    Please ask him any questions concerning tourism, especially about Homecoming Scotland II.

    I took a look at the Homecoming Blog mentioned above and was disappointed with the lack of interest. http://homecomingscotlandblog.blogspot.com/
    On 22 October 2010 Dame Anne said...
    Visit Scotland should be very busy targeting its key audience by working with the many Scottish Clan Associations, the many Scottish games and festivals that take place all over the world. Visit Scotland should also check out the Association of Scottish Games and Festivals in the U.S.. Brochures, posters and other promotional materials should be sent to all the games and festivals that take place in Australia, the U.S. Canada and other places such as Russia where the love of all things Scottish runs high. Use sites such as the R.T. Burns Club, the largest Burns club in the world to also get the word out. www.rtburnsclub.com

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    Re: Homecoming Scotland 2014

    I've been in there and have posted a few messages.

    Alastair

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    I am just the rebel. I will leave the business end up to the professionals.
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    Re: Homecoming Scotland 2014

    Active Scotland to launch
    Scotland's journey towards a second year of Homecoming will continue with a year-long focus on Active Scotland, to launch on January 1.
    Speaking at the 2010 International Events Conference in Perth, Tourism Minister Jim Mather said Active Scotland will build on the success of Homecoming 2009 and the Year of Food and Drink - which runs until May 2011, in rallying Scotland around a common theme.
    On January 1, 2011, visitors and Scots will come together to signal the start of Active Scotland with the one o'clock run - a fun run or walk from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Park, and part of Edinburgh's official Hogmanay celebrations. The focus year will run until Hogmanay 2011.
    Mr Mather said:
    "Our diverse and beautiful landscape makes Scotland a fantastic destination to be active, whether you are visiting or you live here - and spotlighting this incredible selling point makes perfect economic sense.
    "Through our focus in 2011 on Active Scotland, the tourism industry will work together to promote the vast range of activities Scotland has to offer. From gentle coastal walks to long-distance treks through challenging terrain; open canoeing on a tranquil loch to the thrill of white-water rafting down a fast flowing river; or the fun of a family bike ride to the rush of mountain biking through forests - Active Scotland has something to offer those of all ages and abilities.
    "This will be the second in a series of focus years uniting Scotland in a common drive to promote some of its greatest assets as we build towards another year of Homecoming in 2014 - the year Scotland will host both the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.
    "Through Active Scotland we are aiming to sustain the momentum of the Year of Food and Drink, through which the tourism industry has been working hard to promote Scotland's authentic produce. There are obvious links between eating delicious, healthy food and drink and being active - and we intend to exploit these opportunities as these two focus years overlap.
    "It is particularly appropriate to launch Active Scotland in Edinburgh on New Year's Day - one of the busiest times of the year for visitors, and a day when many are keen to develop a more active lifestyle."
    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Rele...10/12/14120027

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    Re: Homecoming Scotland 2014

    Homecoming Scotland II
    [How do I get involved?
    It is great that some events are already thinking how they may be able to support a second year of Homecoming in 2014. With the First Minister only recently having designated 2014 as our next year of Homecoming, planning is at the very early stages and a team to deliver the year is not yet in place. If you would like to register your interest please email information@eventscotland.org and we will, with your agreement, retain your details so that when the team is established opportunities may be explored.] eventscotland

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    Re: Homecoming Scotland 2014

    Hi Lu,
    Just back after a very long absence.

    Mixed reports here concerning Homecoming Scotland II.

    On 26 October 2012: In an email to its 60,000 members, Cosca president Susan McIntosh said it would be "prudent to put plans for travelling to Scotland in 2014 on hold until we gain better clarity about what is and is not going to happen". http://news.stv.tv/scotland/196980-a...er-homecoming/

    2012: http://www.homecomingscotland.com/
    Updated 20 October 2012: http://www.highlandtrails.com/2014-y...omecoming.html

    http://www.eventscotland.org/scotlan...scotland-2014/

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