13% increase in number of people working in Scotland’s tourism sector since introduction of National Tourism Strategy


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In Insider today:

There has been an increase in the number of people working in Scotland’s tourism sector since the introduction of the National Tourism Strategy in 2012, according to VisitScotland. The new report shows a 13 per cent hike in numbers between 2012-2017, from 181,500 to 206,000, in contrast with a decline of five percent from 2009-2012.’


Has tourism featured much in Talking-up Scotland much before this? Whit!? I’ve had to get up even earlier than my usual 05:30, at times, to cope. See these few recent ones:

Humungous 45% increase in Scotch Whisky tourism!

Glasgow and Edinburgh push London into third place in tourism hotspots survey

Scottish tourism growth outpaces that in UK

Whisky tourism boom expected to add to record year for Scottish tourism in 2018

‘BLOODY HELL Robert the Bruce movie Outlaw King will feature some of the bloodiest battle scenes in cinema history’, put Braveheart in the shade and boost tourism like Outlander.

Glasgow wins two first places in global tourism awards and comes 4th out of 50!

As Scottish Tourism soars, Outer Hebrides to become major centre of marine tourism with funds mostly from SNP-led Scottish government

Boom in Scottish Tourism and in Film and TV production to be enhanced by Edinburgh University and National Museums of Scotland’ MOOC

‘Scotland enjoys tourism boost thanks to interest in Gaelic’

Scotland’s surging tourism is sustaining many of Scotland’s rural communities



2 thoughts on “13% increase in number of people working in Scotland’s tourism sector since introduction of National Tourism Strategy

  1. Stuart McLean December 7, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    Hi John

    Finally a film about Scotland shot here which is guaranteed to draw the diaspora home. Good news about film studio which might even allow films to be made with some historical accuracy!

    Thanks for all your positive work it has kept me sane since 2014 and I always enjoy the wee monologue at the start. (Any chance of a post with them all or are they on the archived versions)

    Another amazing boost is the prominence in the international travel guide rough guides showing Scotland as a must go destination.

    Similarly Outer Hebrides in top ten places to see before you die that popped up on computer today! Worked up there for 8 months and will never forget it.

    More power to your pen and thanks again


    • johnrobertson834 December 8, 2018 / 3:02 pm

      I really appreciate comments like this
      Had one visit to Lewis and Harris a few years ago – quite a place.
      Monologues – not gathered I’m afraid – not everyone approves of them


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