Angus MacDonald MSP Supports Scottish Tourism Week in Parliament
Sunday, 03 February 2013 18:38
SNP MSP for Falkirk East, Angus MacDonald, has given his full support to Scottish Tourism week in the Scottish Parliament.
The week, which runs from 4-13 March in 2013, is led by the Scottish Tourism Alliance and promotes the tourist industry in Scotland annually.
Encouraging participation in Scottish Tourism Week, Angus said:
“Here in Falkirk district we have many tourism attractions and I am keen for this year to see an increase in the numbers of people coming to the area to enjoy everything we have to offer.
“Being a tourist in Falkirk district doesn’t just mean people from elsewhere visiting the region, there is just as much for locals to do as well and in doing so we can support local businesses in our towns, villages and visitor attractions across the area.
Falkirk district It is an area steeped in history with a wealth of attractions, including the world's only rotating boat-lift, a steam railway line, a baronial mansion, a castle, museums and galleries and in this Year of Natural Scotland, superb parks and gardens.
Right in the heart of central Scotland and only half an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Falkirk area is easy to reach by either road or rail.
There is an excellent choice of accommodation in Falkirk district, from large hotels with spa facilities to national hotel chains, cosy cottages, B&Bs and canal barges. In addition, throughout the area, an excellent selection of quality bars and restaurants provide the ideal setting to relax and unwind.
“So, why not encourage your friends and family from far flung places to come and visit Falkirk district? I’ll certainly be encouraging my friends from far and wide to visit Falkirk district this year in this Year of Natural Scotland. It would be a shame to keep it to ourselves.”