Tourism (Scottish Borders and Midlothian Councils)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10th March 2021.

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Photo of Colin Smyth Colin Smyth Labour

The largest market for tourism businesses in the Borders and Midlothian is the rest of the United Kingdom, especially the north of England. In the past year, there have been more stringent travel restrictions between Scotland and England than between the different parts of Scotland. If the Government continues that approach as we ease out of lockdown, what additional support will it provide to businesses in the south of Scotland that, by definition, are more adversely affected by those restrictions?