Haughey happy with jobs

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The num­ber of peo­ple work­ing in tourism in South La­nark­shire in­creased by 10 per cent in one year ac­cord­ing to the lat­est fig­ures.

Statis­tics pro­duced by Visit Scot­land show that tourism sup­ports 8600 jobs in South La­nark­shire, seven per cent of to­tal jobs in the area.

The fig­ures have been high­lighted by Ruther­glen MSP Clare Haughey.

She wel­comed the news, say­ing: “Our tourism in­dus­try is go­ing from strength to strength and this in­crease in jobs shows the vi­tal role that tourism plays in Scot­land’s econ­omy and par­tic­u­larly in South La­nark­shire.

“Scot­land is famed for its warm wel­come, in­cred­i­ble scenery and top class attractions – and with 2017 the Year of His­tory, Her­itage and Ar­chae­ol­ogy we are cel­e­brat­ing our ex­cep­tional his­tor­i­cal attractions.

“With Scot­land ranked sec­ond in the Rough Guides list of the best coun­tries in the world to visit this year, tourism in South La­nark­shire has a very bright future.”

Ed­in­burgh and Glas­gow are the two big­gest tourism em­ploy­ers in Scot­land, with 34,600 (11 per cent of em­ploy­ment to­tal) and 30,800 (8 per cent) re­spec­tively.

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