VisitScotland hit at over closures
VISITSCOTLAND has been accused of ‘relinquishing its responsibilities to rural areas’ following the announcement that tourist information offices in Lochmaddy and Castlebay are to close.
This follows on from last year’s closure of the Lochboisdale office and means that there is now no VisitScotland presence on Uist and Barra.
Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil said: ‘I am very disappointed at VisitScotland’s decision.
‘At a time when tourism is increasing and the season is extending, this seems a strange decision and suggests VisitScotland is relinquishing responsibility to rural areas.
‘I wrote to Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for tourism, and asked her to intervene following closure of the Lochboisdale office and I have again written to her following the latest closures.’