Accompanied by Ian Hudghton MEP, P&K C’llr Mike Williamson (third from left) hosted a series of meetings and visits in the Aberfeldy area on18 November.
The pair met with local representatives of the RSPB, Scottish NaturL Heritage, the Forestry Commission, Perth & Kinross Council, Highland Safaris and Highland Perthshire Ltd to discuss and explore ways of boosting the local tourist trade, with particular emphasis on the many attractions of Highland Perthshire’s natural environment.
After the contacts, held at the headquarters of Highland Wildlife Safaris at Dull, C’llr Williamson commented: “My intention in organising this summit of local experts was to look at ways we successfully use our fantastic countryside for visitors and locals alike.
“This was with a view to expanding, improving and advertising the attractions Highland Perthshire has to offer. I was taken aback by the projects discussed and the work being done by the various agencies and groups.
“Another meeting is planned for the new year when we will have carried out an informal review of just what the wildlife offer is in Highland Perthshire for visitors and residents alike.”

Increasing Awareness
Euro MP Ian Hudghton added: “Scotland has a well deserved international reputation for the quality and variety of the landscapes and wildlife species which can be enjoyed here, and which enterprises such as Highland Wildlife Safaris are attracting visitors to experience.
“I learned a great deal from listening to the experts at our meeting, and look forward to working with Mike Williamson on developing ideas to increase awareness of the attractions of Highland Perthshire, and to boost visitor numbers of visitors.”

 

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