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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15478: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what meetings it has had with VisitScotland to discuss new signage on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road (AWPR); what plans it has to install tourist signage on the road to promote nearby points of interest and attractions, including the Cairngorms National Park, Highland and Deeside Tourist routes, and National Trust properties.

Answered by: Keith Brown 29 March 2018

It has not been necessary for the Scottish Government to hold any meetings with Visit Scotland to discuss new signage on the AWPR/B-T. The provision of tourist signage is dependent on eligibility criteria set out in Visit Scotland’s ‘Eligibility for Brown Tourist Signposting’ document published in January 2011.

Tourist facilities for the AWPR/B-T have been developed in line with the Scottish Office Development Department Circular 27/1995 and the “Trunk Road and Motorway Tourist Sign Posting Policy”. The tourist facilities which are to be represented by new Brown Signs are “The Den and the Glen”, “Wyndford Farm”, “Country Park and Beach”, and “Coastal Trail North”. Some of these locations will be signposted from more than one location.