Sail holidays tourism boost

• Tourism chiefs at Inverness Marina.
• Tourism chiefs at Inverness Marina.
A NEW marketing campaign to encourage more people to enjoy a sailing holiday in Scotland could boost the tourism economy by more than £1 million, the Scottish Government has claimed.
Tourism minister Fergus Ewing launched the new campaign, Sailing to Success, at Inverness Marina. The scheme is backed by a £22,500 grant from the VisitScotland Growth Fund.
It is estimated that Scotland’s sailing industry is worth £101m a year and supports 2700 Scottish jobs.
Ewing claimed the campaign could attract £1,089,660 of additional expenditure into the Scottish economy.