Domestic Tourism

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th September 2020.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

We have to be mindful of the position with regard to Covid, and all exert due vigilance. We are welcoming to people who come to Scotland, but we have to be extremely careful about the precise position that Scotland and the rest of the UK are in at the moment, and each make decisions with regard to our personal responsibilities.

I am happy to work with anyone and everyone in order to promote tourism across these islands, but if the Conservatives wish to do something positive, clear, decisive and influential to help us all, it would be to indicate now that they will review their refusal to extend the furlough scheme. Beyond doubt, that is the most important thing to do.