From The Press Association
Leading members of the Scottish tourism industry will showcase their country's charms on a visit to Russia this week in a bid to attract high-spending visitors.
They hope Russians' taste for golf, whisky and Robert Burns will draw them to the country as it gears up for Homecoming Scotland 2009, a year-long celebration of Scottish culture.
During their trip the VisitScotland trade mission aim to show Russian travel agents and tour operators exactly what Scotland has to offer for leisure and business visitors.
The Daily Record covered it too with the following additional information;
"Eighteen businesses - including tour operators and top hotels such as Gleneagles and the Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire - will take part in the visit.
They will meet 70 Russian tour operators on the trip, which will take in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Homecoming Scotland 2009 will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth with a year-long programme of events.
VisitScotland hopes to tap into the high interest for Burns in Russia, where his works are on the school curriculum."