Tourism

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 26th August 2010.

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Photo of John Farquhar Munro John Farquhar Munro Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-35488

To ask the Scottish Executive how much VisitScotland spent on (a) administration and (b) marketing in 2009-10.

Photo of Jim Mather Jim Mather Scottish National Party

VisitScotland’s audited accounts for 2009-10 are not yet available. They will be published later in the year, normally in November, when they are laid in Parliament.

According to the 2008-09 accounts which were prepared under UKGAP accounting standards:

(a) VisitScotland’s "other operating costs" for 2008-09 were £10.7million.

(b) VisitScotland’s "commercial marketing activities" costs for 2008-09 were £28.8million.

The published accounts for 2008-09 give more detail and are available at:

http://www.visitscotland.org/about_us/our_focus/annual_report.aspx.

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