Scottish Government announces £6m fund for rural tourism infrastructure

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 11 October 2017 in News

Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will provide £6m over two years to improve parking, camping facilities, recycling points and footpath access in rural tourism

The Scottish Government has announced £6m in funding to improve infrastructure in the rural tourism sector.

The Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will provide £6m over two years to improve parking, camping facilities, recycling points and footpath access in rural tourism.

The fund is expected to launch in early 2018 and be administered by public sector partners working alongside local authorities.


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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The tourist boom that our country is enjoying is great news. It means more jobs and investment but it can also mean pressure on transport, services and facilities – especially in rural areas. The Scottish Government is determined to help.

“Our new £6 million Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will take bids from communities and work with local councils to support projects that enable even more people to enjoy Scotland, the most beautiful country in the world.”

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