According to recent statistics, Scotland enjoyed four million more visitors in 2011 than the previous year. VisitScotland’s chief executive Malcolm Roughead commented that the rise was helped by ‘daycations’ – people on day trips, plus the Scottish trend of holidaying at home.
The rise was also helped by the unveiling of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, which attracted 1.5 million visitors in 2011. Plus, in June the RiversideMuseum in Glasgow was re-opened, attracting more then one million visitors. This is extremely significant, as 47million visited Scotland in 2011.
Other Scottish sites also saw a rise in visitors, for example St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh saw a 20% rise in visits. Furthermore, EdinburghCastle welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors in 2011, and was the biggest paid entry attraction.
This developing trend added more than 6.2 billion to the Scottish economy in 2011.
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