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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09316: Andy Wightman (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 18 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the economic impact is of (a) marine tourism, (b) scallop dredging and (c) creeling and scallop diving on (i) Plockton, (ii) Torridon and (iii) the Applecross peninsula.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 14 June 2017

The Scottish Government is unable to provide more detailed information on economic impacts at the sectoral and geographic levels requested by the parliamentary question (PQ).

The Scottish Government estimates that in 2015 marine fishing employed five people and tourism businesses employed 200 people in the Ross and Cromarty South West area, which includes Plockton, Torridon and the Applecross peninsula.