Jo Swinson welcomes news that more tourists are coming to Scotland

West Highland Way
West Highland Way

The news that tourist visits to Scotland has increased by ten per cent has been welcomed by East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson.

Ms Swinson hopes that the local tourist industry will benefit from the high number of visitors for the Commonwealth Games.

The Office of National Statistics have released figures which show more than 2.4million people visited Scotland last year, spending nearly £1.7billion in the process.

Ms Swinson said: “Scotland’s booming tourism industry is great to see, and I want our local economy to benefit from the number of visitors coming to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

“I know visitors to East Dunbartonshire will enjoy what we have to offer. As well as attractive towns and villages, we also have stunning countryside around Milngavie reservoir at the gateway to Mugdock Country Park and out towards the magnificent Campsie Fells.

“Of course there is also the start of the West Highland Way and across East Dunbartonshire the path of the historic Antonine Wall. Keen historians will also appreciate Huntershill House in Bishopbriggs, once the home of Scotland’s famous political reformer Thomas Muir.

“With more and more people visiting Scotland, this summer, it is an ideal time to promote our local tourism industry and show visitors what we can offer on the doorstep of a thriving Glasgow.”