Scotland Office written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of John Stevenson John Stevenson Conservative, Carlisle

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of visitors to Scotland and their contribution to the economy in Scotland.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Visitors to Scotland, both domestic and international, make a vital contribution to the Scottish economy. 2014 was a fantastic year for the sector as Scotland hosted a number of world class events such as the Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games, and this is reflected by strong figures for the first half of 2014.

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