Indicators of a booming Scottish tourism industry keep coming in.
From Insider yesterday:
‘A ‘significant milestone’ will be reached when the passenger total since 2010, passes the four million mark.
A total of 761 vessels visited Scotland last year, bringing with them more than 680,000 passengers. There are currently 815 vessels with approximately 821,000 passengers expected in the season that gets underway this month and continues through into the autumn. “A significant milestone will be achieved this year when the passenger total since 2010 will pass the four million mark,” said Andrew Hemphill, chair of Cruise Scotland.’
See these earlier reports on increasing cruise passenger numbers:
As Scottish Tourism soars, Outer Hebrides to become major centre of marine tourism with funds mostly from SNP-led Scottish government
Lerwick harbour to see record business in 2017
‘Oban set to become marine tourism hub’
As always, there’s much more if you search the blog for ‘tourism’ or ‘economy’.
With the size of that floating hotel in the photie you have provided, I can see the BBC having a ‘Scotland swamped’ series, where all these places where these tourists go will overwhelmed by the bow waves of those maritime leviathans. They have form in this: a rise in tourism to Skye was presented as a disaster for local services.
You’re in a foul mood the day Alasdair. Stop watching Jackie.
It’s this Calvinist pessimism. It keeps bubbling up from time to time.
I’ve got it too. Reading Calvin & Hobbes cartoons helps.
I did not think there were many who knew about Calvin and Hobbes – pure magic.