International visitors to Edinburgh Airport were today treated to the best type of Scottish welcome when a team organised by Scotland's oldest distillery, The Famous Grouse Experience, descended on the Airport to greet them.

Headed up by former Red Hot Chilli Pipers frontman Stuart Cassells, and supported by current chilli piper “Dougie the Piper”, a random selection of visitors from across the globe were greeted at arrivals, piped to a waiting taxi and treated to a whisky and shortbread tasting experience before being dropped off at their final destination.

Julia & Nikolas from Sweden were the first couple to get the ultimate Scottish welcome, prompting staff at the airport to enquire if they were famous.

Stuart Cassells, General Manager of The Famous Grouse Experience commented: “We’re celebrating getting our five stars from VisitScotland again this week and we felt it was worth marking it with something a little different. Amazingly there’s nothing on the internet about the best Scottish welcome so we thought it was about time there was.

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Julia & Nikolas from Sweden in the taxi. Picture: Famous Grouse

“We were delighted that Julia & Nikolas were up for the experience, and our second couple was Wilfred & Helga from Germany who will be visiting the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo tonight as well. Hopefully we’ve helped make their visits to Scotland as memorable as a visit can be.”

“As one of the closest distilleries to Edinburgh, and the most visited distillery in Scotland, The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret in Crieff is a popular destination for travellers to the city and we hope that we have shown them today that Scotland loves them and they are most welcome.”

• For more information on The Famous Grouse Experience visit thefamousgrouseexperience.com

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