MSP fears Brexit could hit tourism
ARGYLL and the Isles has had a bumper year for tourism, but Argyll and Bute’s MSP is concerned about the affects Brexit could have on the industry.
Attractions in the region saw a substantial increase in footfall during in July and August.
Michael Russell MSP, who is also the Scottish Brexit minister, said: ‘It’s been a good summer throughout the region. Areas that had the first summer on RET (Road Equivalent Tariff), like Mull and Bute, have found it very positive and have seen the benefits of RET. But, generally, people have had a good and profitable summer. And that’s always good for the tourist trade, but we can do better, we can always take more people.
‘I have my worries about the affect of Brexit on tourism, but of course we haven’t had Brexit yet – we’ve just had a referendum.’