2014 will be an amazing year for Scotland! 2014 will mark the second Homecoming Scotland, Gleneagles will host the Ryder Cup, Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games, and it will be the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
The first Homecoming Scotland in 2009 was a huge success, it;
- generated £53.7 million in additional tourism revenue for Scotland, exceeding the £44 million target by 22 percent
- attracted 95,000 additional visitors to Scotland
- generated £154 million of positive global media coverage
Mr Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, said: “In 2014 the eyes of the world will be on Scotland as the Commonwealth Games comes to Glasgow and the Gleneagles hosts the Ryder Cup and Scots at home and abroad mark the anniversary of Bannockburn.
“In this year of celebration, repeating the remarkable success and benefits of Homecoming 2009 is an excellent opportunity to attract tourism and investment and showcase the very best of Scotland.”