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Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 21st July 2014 – Picture by – Darren Kidd Press Eye.

Diving into a Sporting Summer in Scotland

21st July 2014: With less than a week to go until the 2014 Commonwealth Games kick off, Northern Ireland swimming competitors, Bethany Firth from Seaforde and Curtis Coulter from Newtownards are pictured as they prepare to dive into ScotlandÕs sporting summer. As anticipation builds, Northern Ireland sports enthusiasts are encouraged to follow in their wake and cross the Irish Sea not only to support our sporting heroes but to enjoy Glasgow, the perfect gateway to exploring the rest of Scotland during 2014. With key active Homecoming Scotland 2014 highlights including Tour oÕ the Borders for keen cyclists, The Return of the Ridings for horse lovers, An Feis Mor, Scotland’s festival of paddle sports and the picturesque Baxters Loch Ness Marathon. For more information visit www.homecomingscotland.com or to book go to www.stenaline.co.uk , alternatively for day trip information go to www.stenaline.co.uk/ferries-to-britain/day-trips .


For further information please contact:
Shona Jago-Curtis/Sarah Hamilton
Jago Communications
Tel: 028 909 18420
Email: shona@jagocommunications.com or sarah@jagocommunications.com Notes to Editors
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About Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014
Scotland will welcome the world during Homecoming Scotland 2014 providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games. Homecoming Scotland 2014 will run from 31 December 2013 to 31 December 2014 throughout the length and breadth of the country. Visitors from around the world are invited to join in a celebration of the nationÕs food and drink, active pursuits, cultural heritage, nature and ancestral heritage. Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative being led by EventScotland and VisitScotland, supported by numerous partners. To find out more visit www.homecomingscotland.com *The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be taking place from 23 July to 3 August 2014. For more information visit www.glasgow2014.com

About Stena Line
Stena Line is the market leading ferry company in Ireland giving customers unrivalled choice of 5 routes on the Irish Sea and offering 30 daily sailings between Ireland and Great Britain. Over 3m passengers choose to travel with Stena Line to Scotland, England, Wales, Holland and now France, every year.
Throughout Europe Stena Line is one of the largest carriers with approx. 15m m passengers being carried on 39 ships over 23 routes.

This copy was correct at the time of going to press. VisitScotland cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information and accepts no responsibility for any error or misrepresentation. All liability for loss, disappointment, negligence or other damage caused by the reliance on the information contained herewith, or in the event of any company, individual or firm ceasing to trade, is hereby excluded.

Kat Robinson
Account Executive
Jago Communications
Scottish Provident Building
7 Donegall Square West,
Belfast BT1 6JH
Telephone: + (44) 28 9091 8420

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