Copywriting project for Midlothian and Scottish Borders Tourism Action Group.
Thank you both ever so much –You have been fab. Delighted to say that everyone thinks it (the copy) is great. Really appreciate this – great great work!
Jemma Reid | Project Manager MBTAG (Midlothian & Borders Tourism Action Group) -Nov 2017
Planning a Chinese travel media trip of Scotland.
My great pleasure to work with you again too, thank you very much for get all these done in a short period of time! Hope to see you some time if I’m taking any trip to Scotland in the future.
Eva Shen, VisitBritain Shanghai - Sept 2017
New website for a Blue Badge Guide
Just looked at my new website on my phone....., fantastic. So chuffed!!! - Ann Stewart, Blue Badge Guide. September 2017 www.comeseescotland.com
South Korean travel media trip - May 2016
It was really great opportunity to have a chance to see Scotland where we didn’t know that much but all their experience in there that was exceed their expectation. Inspired and impressed (by the) deep and rich culture and history. Nature was one of the biggest surprised facts! All the journalists will cover the story “Scotland! Flying with BA” and Korean journalists will show that it was great experience to taste and experience UK’s versatile and richness. And all of them love to explore more Scotland again and it would be great if they can be around Johanna! Thanks to Johanna’s great hospitality again.
Sarah Song, Managing Director, Integra Communications, Seoul, South Korea.
Happy Brazilian travel writers - March 2015
I haven´t had the opportunity to say a big Thank You for the great job you have done organizing such a lovely trip toRafael and Tatiana, I had a quick chat with Rafael and they loved the trip. So again thank you very much for all your help on this project, it made all the difference to have your expertise!
Best regards, Mitsi Goulias, Press & PR Manager - VisitBritain Brazil
In November 2015, we wrote three tailor-made itineraries covering Inverness and Loch Ness. These are aimed at promoting the area to international travel media in 2016. Our client is VisitBritain (Destination PR)
Travel trade itineraries for the Scottish Borders
The travel trade itineraries you wrote for us are being met with great enthusiasm everyone loves them - so thanks again for your help with them.
Phil McCreadie, Tourism Business Adviser, Business Gateway, Scottish Borders. Feb 2013
Tourism PR for Love Loch Lomond
Thank you for all of your hard work.
Gill Robertson - Manager/Tourism Management to Love Loch Lomond
Thanks for writing the travel trade press release for us. You have taken the brief well -
We look forward to working with you again over the coming months for the benefit of
tourism in the LLL area. Welcome aboard again! James Fraser March 2013
Successful travel trade fam trip with Indian & GCC clients on a four day tour.
Thank you so much for looking after the group so well. I have heard nothing but praise for you and they seemed to have had a great time. And thank you for all your help leading up to the fam trip. It was a great help to me.Thank you again. Best wishes. Jenny Nathan, Conference & Event Manager at VisitBritain - March 2014
Siccar Point - personal guided tour for a Brazilian Geologist
Gilbert and Johanna... Wow! What a day! Unforgettable! I have no words to thank you for my geological tour. Without you it wouldn't be possible. My trip keeps amazing. Best vacation ever! Cheers!
Neilma Lima - September 2013
TCU Alumni Group Tour of Scotland - June 2013
I just wanted to let you know that Steve and I had an absolutely wonderful time on the trip to Scotland, largely due to your efforts in getting us around and teaching us so much. You were so knowledgeable, solicitous and good-natured – you made the trip so interesting and worthwhile. Thanks so much for all you did for us. Nancy Maples Madsen - Director, Donor Relations, Texas Christian University
It was such a great pleasure to make your acquaintance.The reviews from the alumni group have been in general very high.Your own contribution was greatly appreciated - some people even wanted to adopt you! Nowell Donovan, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
I would like to thank you for organising a fantastic itinerary with such a tight deadline.
The journalist is very happy with the itinerary and thanks you for organising it.
With kind regards
Myriam De Mulder, Market Representative Belgium VisitBritain, Brussels - October 2013
Must See Scotland - praise
I wanted to read about midges etc in Scotland, and your site Must See Scotland is absolutely brilliant, love the little quips, cheers, an absolute pleasure. Thanks Janet Shaw
Just a note to say I have just discovered your website via a link about North Ronaldsay Sheep (strange, I know.) I relocated from Oregon (as in America) to Scotland this year, in the Kingdom of Fife at the moment and hoping for a push north to the Highlands in the near future. I am finding your information, especially your humour, a breath of fresh air amongst the array of travel information on the web. Thank you, in advance, for the tips and laughs. Marianne from Oregon via Eire and now Scotland - June 2013
More testimonials about Must See Scotland.
Kind Words from Belgian National Televison
We planned (and guided) this TV recce and shoot for Belgian TV's main travel show called Vlaanderen Vakantieland
I’ve had a message from the camera man who has shot in Scotland. And he told me that everything went perfect and that he is convinced that it will be two nice documentaries which will give “The Best of Scotland”. I would like to thank you for the collaboration and effort for helping us.
Greetings, Sandra Naelaerts, Buitenlandcoördinator van Vlaanderen Vakantieland, May 2013
I would like to thank Johanna our guide and itinerary planner for her diligent and hard work.
Fiona Stewart MCIPR, (former) Consumer PR Manager – Europe, International Marketing VisitScotland, May 2013
SEO / copy writing for Fantastic Scottish Destinations
The work you have done looks fantastic! It already makes a great difference to the look of the homepage! The content you (Gilbert) are adding is fabulous, you and Johanna are the experts in this field which and we trust you both entirely with this!
Amanda Anderson, Operations Manager, FSD Transfers & Tours May 2013
Three Archaeological Trails for VisitScotland - copywriting
Wow, these look great. Thank you so much for such a terrific, thorough and painstaking execution of the brief. Liz Bourke - VisitScotland UK Consumer PR - 2010
We write great SEO copy!
I think Gilbert's articles are very good indeed; they are well written and are great from an SEO perspective as they provide the breadth and depth of content required, group topics and content together well and provide plenty of opportunities for new internal and external links to be created. Nick Craig of Mackerel Media
(My Twitter name used to be ScotTourismPR before I changed it to @ScotlandGuide)
Working on a VisitScotland travel video series
Our 2nd bite at Edinburgh went very well thanks to kinder skies and the great work of Johanna and Gilbert. Thank you for your support while we were in wonderful Scotland! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and I very much hope we can work together again soon. Wild Open Eye, 2012
USA Ladies Knitting Tour of Scotland - 2012
Thanks so much for a wonderful time. You made everything extra easy and helful to me to make such great knitting memories. Jane Anderson.
Thank you so much for our guided tour of Scotland. Your love of your country was ever so endearing to us as we share your appreciation of a wonderful country, Lynette.
Thanks for sharing the fruits of your wisdom with us. It was a great trip and I look forward to next time. Safe travels. Kate.
Thank you so much for a wonderful Scotland adventure. Best wishes. Wendy.
Thank you for your expertise and enthusiasm while showing us around your beautiful country. Debby and Denyse.
Guiding US Travel Writer
Hey Gilbert, Thank you very, very much for spending the day with me yesterday on our wide-ranging educational odyssey learning the ins and outs of everything from malting barley to castle curtain walls, herbacious border measurements and 19th beach retreats to the healing properties of native plants. Every moment was fun, whimsical, and above all, thoroughly enjoyable...though that might be because we started with the whisky tasting at Glenkinchie! I can't wait to write about our day and share all the wonderful sights with my readers.
Eric Rosen, US travel writer - erictheepicure.blogspot.co.uk/
Award winning copy
The VisitScotland publication Real Scotland, A Locals' Guide won Silver in the Scotland CIPR PRide Awards ' - Gilbert wrote 90% of the copy for this award-winning publication! Oct 2009