Other Resources and Support

 

As well as our range of marketing tools to help your business capitalise on the tourism opportunities created by the new Borders Railway the following resources, information and support may be useful to your business.

 

Ticketing and Timetables

 

Tickets and timetables for the Borders Railway are now available on www.scotrail.co.uk

The ScotRail Business Direct solution offers a great way to organise tickets on behalf of others, and can also arrange group travel options for 10 people or more:

 

PDF documentBusiness Direct Information Leaflet - size 435kb

 

For more information about ScotRail Business Direct solution go to www.scotrail.co.uk/businessdirect

 

Existing ScotRail tickets which offer savings to visitors travelling on the Borders Railway include Kids Go Free tickets and 2 for 1 attractions.

Find out about getting involved in these offer schemes, or how to engage with ScotRail's marketing activities, by contacting the ScotRail team directly.

 

Please note if you organise tickets for your visitors you may be subject to the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. Business Companion have created a Package tours & holidays guide to help you recognise what is meant by a package holiday so you can determine whether the legislation applies and, if so, what you are responsible for. 


 

Business Gateway

 

Business Gateway local offices can help support individuals and businesses with quality, practical advice, guidance and information. Whether you are starting or growing a business, Business Gateway offers publicly-funded business support services, events and workshops.

Download the Business Gateway PDF documentBorders Railway Business Guide size - 1.17mb


Find out more from your local Business Gateway:

 

Edinburgh: www.bgateway.com/local-offices/edinburgh

Midlothian: www.bgateway.com/local-offices/midlothian

Scottish Borders: www.bgateway.com/local-offices/scottish-borders

 


 

Tourism Destination Audit

 

Midlothian Council and Scottish Borders Council commissioned an audit of tourism products and services in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders to identify tourism business development opportunities arising from the opening of the Borders Railway in September 2015. The results of this report are now publicly available to download from the Scottish Borders Council website:

 

Borders Railway – Tourism destination audit

 


 

VisitScotland Contacts

 

To find out more about how your business can make the most of the new tourism opportunities created by the Borders Railway by contacting your VisitScotland Industry Relationship Manager.

VisitScotland are organising familiarisation trips for international travel trade and consumer journalists  to promote the launch of the Borders Railway. If you would like to register an interest in delivering accommodation, attractions or food and beverage then specify “Borders Railway” along with how would you like to get involved in our Consumer Promotions comment box. Our teams will work with local partners as relevant but not all businesses may be contacted. 

Make the most of the interest in the Borders Railway by using your free listing on visitscotland.com to reach national and global audiences. If you don't yet have a free listing, find out more about working with us.

 

Ensure we’re showcasing the very best of what your region has to offer. Submit your events to visitscotland.com and get in touch with details of any new products, events or investments to areamarketing@visitscotland.com, noting Borders Railway in the subject line.

 


 

 

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