Date lodged: 13 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it takes to support the tourism sector in Fife.
Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 20 September 2017
The development of Fife's tourism sector is supported through the work of a range of our public bodies, for example, VisitScotland's marketing campaigns, including working with the industry to build on the success of film and TV shot there, such as Outlander; business and destination support from Scottish Enterprise; training and development through Skills Development Scotland; and promotion and protection of cultural heritage and historic properties through Historic Environment Scotland. In August I announced £500,000 Scottish Government funding for the 'Reaper' repair restoration at Anstruther which is another example of supporting tourism attractions and of course the opening of the Queensferry Crossing is putting a spotlight on Fife worldwide.