Politicians celebrate Scottish tourism at Fife park


Two Fife politicians flew the flag for Scotland’s visito Tayport Links Caravan Park on the Fife coast as part of Scottish Tourism Week.

They were North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins, and MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Willie Rennie

The event, which runs from 15-20 March, is designed to the country’s economy.

The two men visited Tayport Links, between Dundee and St Andrews, to the region.

The nine-acre park, on the edge of the histown of Tayport, has just over 100 caravan holiday homes and lodges owned by mainly Scottish families.

It has been owned by the Baillie family for the past 17 years, and the MP and MSP were shown around the grounds by Douglas Baillie who manages the park with his wife Sonia.

Earlier this year, Tayport Links was presented with the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Award at the top gold level for its outstanding care of the environment.

MP Stephen Gethins (left) with Douglas Baillie during the Tourism Week visit
MP Stephen Gethins (left) with Douglas Baillie during the Tourism Week visit

During their to attract honey bees and butterflies.

Douglas Baillie tor spending each year in Scotland.

This figure, he said, accounts for 8% of all the revenue produced by Scotland’s to support more than 5,600 full-time equivalent jobs.

Mr Gethins commented: “Tourism is vitally important to offer.”

Speaking after his visit, Mr Rennie said: “It was great to the environment that surrounds it.

“Tourism is a major economic driver for Scotland and with businesses like this it will contribute even more in the future,” he added

Mr Baillie said he was delighted that both the MP and MSP were able to help raise the profile of Scottish Tourism Week.

He added that this area of Fife has a special appeal to create a park which was a match for the magnificent surroundings.

There is more information about Tayport Links at www.tayportlinkscaravanpark.co.uk