VisitScotland team up with Angus Council to promote Angus in Autumn

Pictured is Councillor Mairi Evans

Pictured is Councillor Mairi Evans

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VisitScotland is to team up with Angus Council to encourage visitors to explore the area in Autumn by promoting the best of the county.

The partnership is part of VisitScotland’s £5.3million ‘Brilliant Moments’ campaign and will run until mid-October.

The campaign will feature opportunities for active adventures and great walking routes in Angus as well as the region’s world-class food and drink, attractions and events taking place during the autumn.

Golf will also feature heavily, as the county prepares for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the Carnoustie Country Festival of Golf and the World Hickory Open Golf Championships.

Jim Clarkson, VisitScotland Regional partnerships director, said: “This year has provided a fantastic opportunity to promote tourism in Scotland. Angus is just one of the regions that has benefited from this unique year with businesses and attractions welcoming people from across the globe.

“However, we need to keep that momentum going and show visitors, and potential visitors, that the area is a treasure trove of ‘Brilliant Moments’ regardless of the season.

“Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it creates jobs and sustains communities and we’ll continue to work hard to promote Angus as we move into the Year of Food and Drink 2015.”

Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s tourism spokesperson, said: “Autumn is a great time to visit Angus – there are a wide range of events and activities taking place for wildlife lovers, and walking in the Angus Glens provides spectacular views of the changing colours of the countryside.

“We are delighted to be working with VisitScotland as part of the ‘Brilliant Moments’ campaign.

“And of course we have already started planning our activity for Year of Food and Drink 2015, so that we can attract even greater numbers of visitors to the area next year.”