Scotland's Economy

  • Supporting visitor management in rural areas

    10th June 2021 by

    Today I met with the Visitor Management Steering Group to discuss ongoing efforts to address some challenges that are arising due to a rise in visitors in rural areas. As someone who lives in a rural constituency with an abundance of natural beauty spots, I know only too well that an influx of visitors and...

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  • Support for larger self-catering properties and B&Bs

    21st January 2021 by

    Details of support for larger self-catering properties and B&Bs paying council tax have been confirmed by Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing. The £7 million Large Self-Catering Grant and the Exclusive Use Grant was announced as part of the £104 million tourism and hospitality package in December. Eligible self–catering businesses will be able to apply for one...

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  • Support for Islands

    14th November 2020 by

    Islands Minister Paul Wheelhouse discusses support for the Islands

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  • World Tourism Day 2020

    27th September 2020 by

    Rural Economy & Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing writes about recognising tourism as a positive force on World Tourism Day 2020

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  • Investment in Moray

    24th August 2020 by

    The signing of the Heads of Terms agreement for the Moray Growth Deal is an important milestone.

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  • Scottish Annual Business Statistics 2017

    12th June 2019 by

    The latest figures from the Scottish Annual Business Statistics show that tourism, food and drink and the creative industries are among the sectors to have grown over 2016-2017. The statistics show an improved performance for the majority of growth sectors within Scotland’s non-financial business economy. Increased approximate Gross Value Added (aGVA) was shown in the...

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  • An enduring friendship between Scotland & Canada

    16th October 2017 by

    Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown writes ahead of his visit this week to Canada and the US: Nearly 250 years ago, a group of Scots stood nervously on the shores of Loch Broom looking up at the ship that would carry them to their new lives across the Atlantic, in...

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  • Collaborate And Celebrate All Scotland Has To Offer

    7th July 2017 by

    Helen Goulden from Nesta, and Chair of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy, gives an update on progress made on bringing together “new economy” service providers to look at how they can improve the experience of Scotland’s tourists. On 21 June, the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy met in Glasgow to...

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  • Business tourism industry gathers in Edinburgh

    1st December 2015 by

    As a growing and vital contributor to the Scottish economy, hundreds of members of Scotland’s business tourism community will today gather in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms for a major industry event. Featuring workshops, networking opportunities and talks from industry experts, the Business Tourism Scotland Conference 2015 will provide motivation, inspiration and practical tips for delegates. Business...

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  • World Tourism Day

    27th September 2012 by

    Today is World Tourism Day and I am delighted to lend my support. Organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). 2012 is a year in which we are likely to see 1 billion global tourist arrivals and this is expected to rise to 1.8 billion by 2030.

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