HC Deb 13 February 1951 vol 484 c188
32. Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many fishings are owned by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Miss Herbison)

The only fishings of any consequence owned by the Board are the Brahan and Scatwell fishings on the River Conon and the fishings at Invergarry. The Board also own fishing rights in Loch Faskally, the new reservoir at Pitlochry, and six minor fishings.

Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

Will not the Board be owning many more fishings as new schemes develop, and are not these very valuable assets so far as the tourist industry is concerned? Does the hon. Lady know what the Board intends to do about them?

Miss Herbison

I could not say at this moment how many more the Board will be owning, but from the policy carried out by the Board it is very evident that they realise the importance of these fishings.

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