Tourism “vital” says MSP on Edinburgh park visit


MSP Gordon MacDonald helped raise the banner for Scotland’s tourism industry recently when he visited a popular family-run caravan park near Edinburgh.

Mr MacDonald, who is the member for Edinburgh Pentlands, visited Linwater Caravan Park in Newbridge in the wake of last month’s Scottish Tourism Week.

The event is designed to the country’s economy.

The MSP met with business directook on the tranquil 40-acre park almost 20 years ago.

Recently, Katie left her job with distillers Diageo in Edinburgh to take over the full-time management of the park – and says it has tremendous scope for development.

During his visit, Gordon MacDonald torhomes, plus glamping pods for hire.

Katie tor spending each year in Scotland.

Glamping pods, timber built and fully equipped, are a popular choice at the park
Glamping pods, timber built and fully equipped, are a popular choice

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

This year, says Katie, the park will remain open for 12 months of the year in response tomer demand, and a new children’s play area has recently been created.

She and Alistair also plan other improvements such as a new reception building, an indoor cooking area, a larger laundry, upgraded toilets and showers, and a new cafe facility.

Gordon MacDonald commented during his visit: “Tourism is an import part of the Edinburgh economy with close to visit.

“Many of those tour of Scotland. It is important for the city that the facilities provided for those who enjoy the outdoor life are well maintained, clean and are operated by friendly staff.

“From my experience this morning, Linwater Caravan Park ticks all those boxes,” added Mr MacDonald.

Katie said she believed the future for tors.

One major step the authority could take, she said, would be to improve the condition of the road on which per park is situated, and which is pitted by potholes.

Another positive step, she suggested, would be ton community.

“We are very grateful that Mr MacDonald tor numbers even more in the future,” she said.

“This is such a wonderful area to Edinburgh itself.

“The potential is huge, and our visitoo!” she added.

There is more information about Linwater Caravan Park at