Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Perthshire South & Kinross-shire constituency, is encouraging local groups to apply to the Scottish Government’s new £6m Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund that is now open for applications.
The Scottish Government announced the fund in response to increasing visitor numbers across rural Scotland and in order to help provide the services and facilities that are needed to improve visitor experiences.
The new fund will support a wide range of improvement projects – such as parking, camping facilities, recycling points and footpath access, in areas such as the North Coast 500 route as well as at Historic Environment Scotland sites.
Speaking this afternoon (Tuesday) Roseanna said:
“The tourist industry is a massively important sector of the economy across Perthshire and Kinross-shire, attracting visitors from all over the world each year.
“The new £6m Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund can help improve the visitor experience for the increasing number people visiting our local communities and will help alleviate pressure on transport, services and facilities across rural Scotland.
“This support for infrastructure will enable even more people to enjoy this most beautiful country in the world.
“Local groups in my constituency that would like to bid for this funding are encouraged to get their applications in now to avoid disappointment.”