Tourism is a key sector of the Scottish economy and employment market, and the SDA is committed to supporting and encouraging this vital industry in order to enable it to flourish within the highly competitive global tourist industry.

The tourist industry in Scotland has been inadequately managed for many years. Since it is such a vital contributor to our economy the SDA seeks radical reform of its management and expansion of its contribution to our national standing in the world.

Control of the tourist industry requires to be de-centralised with control and local issues managed at local level by local tourist boards made up of operatives from within the local tourist industry.

The SDA will work to project Scotland worldwide as a tourist destination. With its many scenic, historic and cultural attractions as well as its vast worldwide Diaspora of Scottish connections, Scotland has the potential to attract a far greater number of visiters and generate a significant increase in tourist revenues.


Tourism - Executive Summary