Hyslop Highlights Party at the Palace as Event contributing to Local Economy
Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has highlighted Linlithgow based music festival, Party at the Palace as an example of an event contributing to the local economy after speaking in a Scottish Parliament debate on securing Scotland’s place as a perfect stage for events.
“Party at the Palace draws in visitors as local as Linlithgow and as far flung as the USA and Australia. Tourists who come to Party at the Palace are lingering longer in Linlithgow as a result, staying in our hotels, visiting our shops and eating in our cafes and restaurants.
“The value of events such as Party at the Palace cannot be under estimated for the contribution it gives to our local economy and with 2017 marking a year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, it is the perfect time for first time festival goers to visit the Historic town of Linlithgow and see what we have to offer.”
Speaking after the debate at the Scottish Parliament, Fiona added;
“Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for events is recognised nationally and internationally.
“Our industries, including tourism and events, are facing uncertainty following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the Scottish Government is working hard to support and promote economic stability, whilst retaining our position as a leader in sport, art, culture and music events.”
Notes for editor::
Fiona spoke in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, 22nd September as the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs on securing Scotland’s place as a perfect stage for events.
Scotland is already widely recognised as a world-leading events destination.
In 2015, our visitor spend reached almost £9 billion, with £4.9 billion of that total spend coming from our overnight visitors.
The Scottish Government aim to grow that to at least £5.5 billion by 2020 by continuing to offer a strong portfolio of events that attract visitors from outside Scotland.