HC Deb 08 December 1936 vol 318 c1842W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps, if any, he is prepared to take forthwith to develop the tourist industry in Scotland?


The development of the tourist industry in Scotland is in the hands of the Scottish Travel Association which co-operates with and receives a grant from the Travel and Industrial Development Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as subscriptions from local authorities and other interests concerned. I fully appreciate the importance of the work which has been done by the Scottish Travel Association. In recent years the tourist traffic in Scotland has steadily increased and I hope it will be further stimulated by the Empire Exhibition to be held in Glasgow in 1938. One of the objects of that exhibition, in which His Majesty's Government has decided to participate, will be to focus attention on the tourist attractions of Scotland.