VisitScotland attractions provide special days out


Local attraction Pictavia will be offering two for one entry to help the public purse and encourage more staycations and day trips this summer to October.

National tourism organisation VisitScotland has more than 100 attractions throughout Scotland that will be providing offers such as two for one and child goes free, including Brechin’s Pictavia.

Vouchers are required to redeem the offer and can be downloaded from and printed off to use at participating attractions.

Jim Clarkson, regional director for VisitScotland, said: “The summer holidays can be an expensive time for families and value for money is a major consideration for our visitors.

“We are working with businesses in the area as part of this extensive promotion to encourage more visits to Dundee and Angus.

“Our local industry is excellent at assessing their product offering and these offers demonstrate their commitment to remaining competitive in the staycation and day trip market.

“It’s great to see local visitor attractions, accommodation providers and event organisers working together to make their area stand out and produce the most compelling offer to entice even more visits in this Year of Natural Scotland.”

Other Angus attractions offering free child places or two for one offers include House of Dun and Glamis Castle.

In 2011, residents of Great Britain took 1.5 billion tourism day trips in the UK, and 134 million in Scotland.

Around £54 billion was spent on these trips in the UK by GB residents, of which £6.2 billion was in Scotland.

Spend per tourism day trip varied by country visited with an average of £35 across the UK and significantly higher in Scotland at £46.