Tourism fund backs Le­ven­grove Park

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

A to­tal of £3.7 mil­lion has been al­lo­cated to­wards the restora­tion of Le­ven­grove Park.

It is part of a larger in­vest­ment of more than £40 mil­lion for West Dun­bar­ton­shire as part of an ini­tia­tive in­volv­ing Visits­cot­land and the coun­cil.

The na­tional tourism de­vel­op­ment frame­work aims to high­light the im­por­tance of the vis­i­tor econ­omy.

It sup­ports projects due to start or be com­pleted over the next three years.

The West Dun­bar­ton­shire cash rep­re­sents over­all pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor in­vest­ment in ma­jor projects and in­cludes £38m for Queen’s Quay in Cly­de­bank.

Cab­i­net sec­re­tary for tourism Fiona Hys­lop said: “Tourism is one of Scot­land’s most im­por­tant in­dus­tries, with its ben­e­fits and im­pacts reach­ing many other sec­tors of the Scot­tish econ­omy.

“The tourism de­vel­op­ment frame­work has iden­ti­fied £16 bil­lion of ma­jor projects be­ing de­liv­ered across Scot­land that will have a pos­i­tive im­pact for our vis­i­tors, en­sur­ing they can be bet­ter con­nected and have the best pos­si­ble ex­pe­ri­ence while they’re here, with clear ben­e­fits for the vis­i­tor econ­omy.”

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