Two Scottish attractions have been named on Time Magazine’s 2019 list of ‘The World’s Greatest Places’.
Dundee’s V&A Museum and the Macallan Distillery in Craigellachie, Moray, have been ranked alongside the likes of The Troy Museum in Turkey, Italy’s Teatro Galli and the Zakouma National Park in Chad.
The second annual list of places saw Time collect nominations of museums, parks, restaurants, hotels and more from their correspondents across the world and industry experts.
Each nomination was evaluated based on key factors, including quality, originality, sustainability, innovation and influence.
🙌🎉A massive well done to @VADundee & @The_Macallan Distillery – they have just been named as two of ‘The World’s Greatest Places 2019’ by @TIME magazine!!! Read more about this incredible achievement
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— VisitScotland News (@VisitScotNews) August 22, 2019
On the V&A, Samantha Cooney of Time Magazine writes: “The famed Victoria & Albert design museum has opened its first ever location outside of London in an unexpected place: Dundee, a quiet city on the coast of Scotland.
“It’s the cornerstone of a more than $1 billion plan to revitalize the city, a onetime industrial powerhouse now struggling with high unemployment.”
Thanks to @TIME magazine for including us in 'The World’s Greatest Places of 2019’ 🤩
Can't believe we're on a TIME magazine cover! #covergirl💁♀️
— V&A Dundee (@VADundee) August 22, 2019
Describing the Macallan Distillery, the magazine’s Benjamin Kemper says: “If The Lord of the Rings’ Hobbiton were colonized by aliens, it might look something like the new Macallan distillery and visitors’ center, which opened in June and put the Scottish Highlands on the architectural map.”