Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen, Scotland, retained a Gold accreditation from the Green Tourism Programme following an extensive audit of the venue’s sustainability practices, announced VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourism organization. AECC is the first event venue in Aberdeen to hold this prestigious Gold Award.
The tourism organization’s Business Tourism Unit also announced new venues and developments in Perthshire, Inverness, Glasgow and Ediburgh to drive meeting and incentive business in Scotland.
Gleaneagles Hotel in Perthshire is preparing to open the Gleneagles Arena in spring 2015. Once open, the 2,500 square-meter event spaces will accommodate groups of 500-2,000, and will even house four indoor tennis courts. For more information, visit www.gleneagles.com/meetings-events/business-events/function-rooms/gleneagles-arena
Kingsmills Hotel, located in Inverness, is in the midst of a £5 million investment to add new bedrooms, gardens rooms and event spaces. The new 410 square meters of meetings and event space is to open Easter 2015 and can accommodate up to 500 delegates with flexibility to split into four separate rooms. The suite also offers a large reception area ideal for registration, networking breaks and exhibition space. For more information, visit www.kingsmillshotel.com
Event planning and hospitality company, Andrew Burnet & Company have added two exclusive spaces for private events in Glasgow and Edinburgh, including one within the Scottish Parliament. Opened in August 2014, the Member’s Room is set within the heart of the Parliament building and is available for events up to 150 guests. The group has also partnered with The Open Championship in July 2015 to offer a private hospitality suite adjacent to the course. For more information, visit www.andrewburnet.co.uk