Edinburgh serviced apartments launch genealogy service for guests to trace Scottish roots

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UK: Princes Street Suites in Edinburgh has launched a partnership with a genealogical research society to offer guests the chance to trace their Scottish origins.

Princes Street Suites has launched the project with Scotia Roots, to help guests from around the world discover their Scottish ancestry while visiting Edinburgh.

The apartments, which are managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels, will run the package in conjunction with Homecoming Scotland.

Sandrine Contier-Lawrie, general manager of Princes Street Suites, said: "This unique partnership with Scotia Roots will allow us to cater for the fast growing number of visitors who are looking for a hassle-free and comprehensive experience of Scotland. We're seeing an increasing number of guests from the USA, Canada and elsewhere looking to personalise their stay in Scotland. By offering this unique new ancestry package we're able to add a wonderful new aspect to their stay. We see the project as the perfect way to celebrate Homecoming Scotland."

The Year of Homecoming 2014 is a tourist initiative which is set to draw record numbers of international visitors to Scotland to experience the country's history and culture.

Scotia Roots genealogist Steven McLeish said: "We're delighted to announce our partnership with Princes Street Suites in a brand new venture for the Year of Homecoming. Uncovering family trees can be a time-consuming and daunting undertaking, however, this package will provide guests with expert assistance to help sift through the paperwork and uncover the secrets of their ancestor's lives in Scotland."



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