Tourism in Scotland – a Blessing or a Curse?
Thursday 29 April, 18:00 – 19:15
Tourism and its desirability is a challenge posed to countries the world over and Scotland is no exception. In 2019, tourism brought £11 billion to the Scottish economy, against a backdrop of increasing resentment amongst local residents in some rural and island communities as well as the main cities. As the industry tries to look beyond Covid, and the Scottish Government and local councils try to balance the demand for tourism with the needs of the residents, our four speakers give their perspectives on the industry and will take questions. There will be an opportunity to network afterwards.
Lynne Lister (MBA 91J) – has owned and managed self catering apartments in Edinburgh since 2010
Rob McKinnon (MBA 95J), Chief Executive Outer Hebrides Tourism – developing the tourism industry sustainably in the Scottish islands
Shirine Modad (MBA 07J) – Prestige Manager, Diageo plc, responsible for developing the prestige customer experience at some of Scotland’s newest visitor attractions
Gillian Watson (MBA 94D) – Non-executive Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo since 2013