Wed 8 Sep 21
Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities for children and young people are among the core priorities in this year’s Programme for Government (PfG), published today.
A Fairer, Greener Scotland centres on rebuild after COVID, challenging inequality, mitigating consequences of Brexit and tackling the climate crisis.
In relation to tourism, the PfG notes “Effective recovery will be vital in ensuring the [tourism] sector can be a force for good in the local and national economy – through fair work, sustainable jobs, and value for communities - and place Scotland as a world leader in responsible tourism.”
VisitScotland will be central to delivering, supporting and communicating many of the tourism and events related action points. These include:
The document also covers areas which will affect and benefit tourism and events, where VisitScotland may have a role to play. These include transport developments, culture, people and skills, disability and equality, business and digital and food and drink.
The Programme for Government is published every year at the beginning of September and sets out the actions we will take in the coming year and beyond. Read the full Programme for Government 2021-22.