§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that tourist information centres in the Highlands are in financial difficulty; and if he will take steps to give them financial assistance.
§ Mr. Ross
I know that some voluntary local tourist associations in the Highlands find it difficult to raise adequate funds.
The Highlands and Islands Development Board has initiated discussions with local authorities, the Scottish Tourist Board and other voluntary bodies concerned in order to evolve satisfactory arrangements for tourist information in the Highlands.