21st April 2017

MP Welcomes Boom In Tourism Numbers

The Wallace Monument
The Wallace Monument

Sites like the National Wallace Monument are a big draw to the Stirling area

Stirling MP Steven Paterson has welcomed the latest figures showing visitor attractions in Scotland booming, up nearly 16% on last year.

The figures, published by ALVA (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions), include Stirling Castle as the top attraction outside of Glasgow and Edinburgh, attracting over 480,000 visitors in the year.

The Stirling MP has previously run a consultation on the effect of a VAT reduction on Tourism with hundreds of businesses in the Stirling Constituency.

Commenting, Steven Paterson said:

“These latest figures show Scotland’s tourism sector has had a record year, with many attractions in my constituency enjoying increased footfall.

 The Stirling constituency offers a unique experience for tourists and the sector plays a huge part in the economy of the area.


I hope that the tourism sector in the constituency can continue to grow, welcoming even greater numbers to our many wonderful attractions as the season kicks off this year.