Tourism & Leisure

Tourism is the biggest industry in many countries, in terms of both contribution to GDP and employment. Tourism is the world’s largest export earner and the fastest growing economic sector for foreign exchange earnings and the creation of employment. Tourism and leisure can be a driver of both economic growth and regeneration. The sector can stimulate significant infrastructure investment that benefits local residents as well as visitors.

  • economic impact assessment for National Museums Scotland of the National Museum in Edinburgh and its other museums in East Kilbride (Museum of Rural Life), Dumfriesshire (Museum of Costume) and East Lothian (Museum of Flight);
  • study on behalf of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) to investigate the feasibility of creating a Scottish Centre of Excellence at the Royal Highland Showground near Edinburgh;
  • economic impact study of Edinburgh Castle, covering both the internal economy of the Castle and its wider impact on the Edinburgh and Scottish economies;
  • economic impact assessment of Scottish Coal’s proposals to create the Land Art project, a large scale land sculpture on the site of the St Ninians Surface Coal Mine in Fife;
  • research conducted with Scottish tourism businesses for VisitScotland and the Scottish Tourism Forum on the nature and value of business advice received currently, and on business support needs and gaps;
  • economic impact analysis of proposals to expand the facilities available at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena to attract international competitions to Scotland;
  • research into the impact of wind farms on tourism markets, based on research in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand;
  • review for Heriot Watt University; of the preferred business model for the future of the Edinburgh Conference Centre;
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