Multi-million tourism boost

Projects include better access at the Old Man of Storr on Skye

TOURIST locations across Scotland are to benefit from a share of nearly £3 million in funding to help improve facilities and cater for increasing visitor numbers.

The second round of the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund – which is bankrolled by the Scottish Government and administered by VisitScotland – will see investment to improve the infrastructure at 13 sites.

Projects include new toilets and showers at the An Laimhrig pier on Eigg; upgraded parking facilities at Ulva Ferry on Mull; and better visitor access at the Old Man of Storr on Skye.

VisitScotland chief executive, Malcolm Roughead, said tourism “is vital to the Scottish economy, reaching every corner of the country, creating jobs and bringing economic change”. “It is vital we support businesses and communities experiencing pinch points as we see the continued success of tourism across Scotland,” he said.