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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  • 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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  • Glasgow economy

    9th September 2013 by

    Manish Chande, Senior Partner of Mountgrange Glasgow is and always has been one of Britain’s great cities. It makes a huge contribution to the Scottish economy with annual output around the £16 Billion mark providing jobs for almost 600,000 people. Many of those jobs are in the service sector in the areas of finance, tourism,…

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