The Scottish Government sees tourism as a major growth area for the Scottish Economy in the coming years. Rural Scotland is well placed to take full advantage of this growth. Many landowners and farmers across Scotland have already diversified into tourism and provide first class attractions and accommodation.
Newer opportunities include the growing international reputation Scotland has as:
- a wildlife watching and activity holiday destination;
- culture and heritage tourism destination; and
- food and drink tourism destination.
Scottish Land & Estates engages with Government and relevant agencies such as VisitScotland to ensure members tourism interests are recognised and supported. In addition, we make representation to the treasury on issues relating to the taxation treatment of tourism businesses and lobby government to reduce red tape.
Scottish Land & Estates’ current work in this area includes: