Lochmaddy, Castlebay and Lochboisdale offices have all shut due to cost cutting meaning
Visit Scotland will have no presence in Uist or Barra.
MP Angus MacNeil accused Visit Scotland of “relinquishing its responsibilities to
Mr MacNeil said: “The closure of the Lochmaddy tourist information centre is another
blow for employment in Uist and it is particularly concerning given the current situation
surrounding the Hebrides Range.
“Similarly, in Castlebay, where RBS are proposing to close the branch this closure
is a blow to the workforce and the wider tourist sector.”
He added: “The tourist information centres in our islands are a valuable source of
information and at a time when tourism is booming, the decision by Visit Scotland
to close offices is simply wrong.
“My constituents have compared the actions of Visit Scotland to the Ministry of Defence
and the RBS in the way they are treating the communities of Uist and the community
“I am therefore asking the Scottish Government to step in and reverse the closure
of these tourist information centres.”
Tourism minister urged to reverse closures
20 December 2017
Tourism minister Fiona Hyslop has been urged to reverse Visit Scotland’s decision
to close tourist information centres offices in the Southern Isles.