Spending by the thousands of Scots and visitors when they, for example, walk and stop off along the West Highland Way or when they stay overnight before and/or after bagging Munroes has now reached an impressive £1.26 billion for the Scottish economy. See this from the Scottish Business News Network:
‘The research by VisitScotland found that in 2015, 4 million trips by visitors from the UK included walking as an activity, with figures broken down into short walks (up to 2 miles) and long walks (minimum of 2 miles). The latter increased by almost a fifth (18%) on the previous year.’
If you want more detail including how well Rouken Glen did and to see a fine video of our landscape go to the full report, below:
Footnote: See those ticks? There not mine. I’ve done precisely none of those walks. I’ve done a handful of Munroes but………….ALL of the Galloway hills and some of them repeatedly, so there.