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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-01273: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

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.