East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has welcomed figures which show that tourist visits to Scotland increased by 10% last year and Jo wants the local tourist industry to benefit from the high number of visitors for the Commonwealth Games.
The Office of National Statistics have released figures which show more than 2.4million people visited Scotland last year, spending nearly £1.7billion in the process.
Commenting, Jo said:
“Scotland’s booming tourism industry is great to see, and I want our local economy to benefit from the number of visitors coming to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.
“I know visitors to East Dunbartonshire will enjoy what we have to offer. As well as attractive towns and villages, we also have stunning countryside around Milngavie reservoir at the gateway to Mugdock Country Park and out towards the magnificent Campsie Fells.
“Of course there is also the start of the West Highland Way and across East Dunbartonshire the path of the historic Antonine Wall. Keen historians will also appreciate Huntershill House in Bishopbriggs, once the home of Scotland’s famous political reformer Thomas Muir.
“With more and more people visiting Scotland, this summer, it is an ideal time to promote our local tourism industry and show visitors what we can offer on the doorstep of a thriving Glasgow.”