Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th December 2020.

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Photo of Jamie Halcro Johnston Jamie Halcro Johnston Conservative

The First Minister will be well aware of the real pressure on Scotland’s important tourism sector and the frustration that the support that is available from the Scottish Government has, so far, been inadequate, with many operators struggling just to stay afloat. Even with the roll-out of the vaccine, there is real concern about the next few months and little confidence among some operators and others that the next summer season will be much better.

Can the First Minister offer any encouragement to our important tourism sector that her Government recognises that the sector will need support up to and possibly through next summer and that the sector’s concerns will be addressed in the finance secretary’s statement tomorrow?