Meet Michelle!

New Hampshire native Michelle is our very first Destination Edinburgh winner. Read on to find out more about Michelle including her favourite place in the world and where she's most looking forward to visiting in Scotland!


 Michelle's 90 second video answering the question 'why Edinburgh is a great tourism destination', won her a scholarship worth $16,000 to study MSc Tourism Management and live in her dream city of Edinburgh.

Over the next 12 months we'll be taking Michelle on adventures everywhere from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh right up to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, showing her the best sights the Scottish Isles have to offer!

Follow Michelle on instagram to stay up to date on her adventures, and keep checking back here for videos of Michelle's latest trips!

Check out Michelle's winning video!

Quick fire questions with Michelle

Age: 24

From: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Favourite destination in the world? Sydney, Australia

Song that sums you up? You've got a friend in me

How many times have you been to Scotland? Three times

Place you would most like to live? By the beach in North Berwick

Favourite Season? Autumn

Motto in life? Be good to others and they'll be good back to you

Destination you're most excited to visit in Scotland? Highlands and Isle of Skye

Study tourism in the world's festival city!

Edinburgh is the city of festivals. All year round you will live amongst the world's most sought after festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, Hogmanay and the Jazz & Blues festival. There's no better place to study Tourism.