Tourism on Arran (Ferry Services)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th April 2019.

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Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

The importance of physical and digital connectivity to support the visitor economy on all our islands, including Arran, together with on-going Scottish Government investment in new vessels and ferry infrastructure, is a frequent topic in my discussions with colleagues. Island connectivity and the crucial role that sustainable tourism plays in island economies were among the topics relating to the year of coasts and waters 2020 that I discussed with the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands at our recent meeting on Tuesday 23 April 2019.