Transport Scotland (Support for Tourism)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2019.

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Photo of Jamie Halcro Johnston Jamie Halcro Johnston Conservative

Another area in which Transport Scotland has direct involvement is the use of brown tourist signs on roads.

VisitScotland research shows that those signs are valued and play a role in enabling visitors to reach tourist destinations safely by car. However, a small business in the Highlands and Islands region has recently been quoted almost £50,000 by Transport Scotland to erect just four signs for its business.

Does the cabinet secretary think that that valued scheme is sufficiently affordable and accessible for tourism-focused businesses? If not, what action will he take to support those businesses for which cost is a prohibitive factor?