Edinburgh needs to balance its increasing visitor popularity with quality of life

Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2019

Edinburgh needs to balance its increasing visitor popularity with “quality of life” for residents, said the SNP’s Ben Macpherson. The Minister for Europe, Migration & International Development said that tourism is an “extremely important part of the Scottish economy”.

 

Macpherson said that the Scottish Government is committed to a “transient visitor levy” to allow local authorities to raise revenue from tourism. This week, Edinburgh councilors agreed to investigate moving a controversial Christmas market out of the city’s Princes Street Gardens next year.

 

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