Tag: Scottish Borders Tourism
Tourist train operators in Scotland have backed proposals for an upgrade of the planned rail terminus in Tweedbank. They believed that the move to accommodate longer trains on the new line between Edinburgh and the Borders will attract more visitors to the Scottish Borders and could earn the local economy an extra £500,000 a year. Trains include the Harry Potter train Hogwarts Express.
Scotland is enjoying a staycation boom, in part due to an ongoing trend of tourists and travellers to stay home and holiday in the UK in order to save money. Figures show almost one million additional visitors came north of the Border last year compared to 2010.
Sandi Hellowell, who is the regional director of Scottish Borders tourism, is set to move on after more than 17 years in the tourism industry. Sandi was regional director for the Scottish Borders for three years and before that worked in many different roles in tourism. She is now retiring.