Best of Scotland lands at airport
05 August 2011
This month marks the launch of the first ever Best of Scotland event at Glasgow Airport.
The Best of Scotland campaign, which officially got underway on 12 August and will run until mid-September, will help showcase the best of what Glasgow Airport and Scotland has to offer and will comprise a series of events such as musical and theatrical performances, celebrity book signings, bagpipe lessons and much, much more.
In January 2011 Glasgow Airport announced details of an extensive £11 million investment programme and the Best of Scotland campaign’s launch coincides with the on-going refurbishment of the airport’s retail space, which is located in the one of the oldest parts of the terminal building.
In addition to creating a much bigger shopping zone, Glasgow Airport has welcomed a number of new retailers including contemporary Scottish souvenir shop Discover Glasgow and specialist ladies fashion retailer A Bientot. A number of existing retailers such as Dixons, Tie-Rack and Rolling Luggage have relocated to better premises within the airport.
Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “The whole idea behind the Best of Scotland campaign is to create a bit of theatre in the terminal by providing passengers with varying forms of entertainment which will add to the excitement and buzz usually associated with the airport. We have a packed schedule of activity planned for August and September during which time tourists from across the world will be visiting the city.
“The campaign is also an opportunity to herald the arrival of our new retailers and to showcase our new shopping zone. We have invested millions of pounds in upgrading our facilities to deliver an improved service to our customers and although work is still on-going, passengers will notice a marked difference in our retail offering.”
Earlier this year, Glasgow Airport unveiled its new £1.5 million food hall which was designed and is now managed by Delaware North Companies (UK), the award winning company responsible for catering services at both the new Wembley and Emirates Stadiums.
Flash mob, with style....
To mark the start of our Best of Scotland campaign, check out the RSNO’s surprise performance at the airport HERE