Rebalancing island tourism?

Earlier this year Professor Lorna Philip and I looked at concerns around the impact of tourism in rural and island Scotland, and how IsleHoliday aims to address this in a piece for the Geography Directions blog.

“Tourism is big business, generating revenue that supports local jobs, shops and other services. Yet, within fragile rural areas, the potential benefits of tourism are finely balanced against the needs of local communities. Amongst the many considerations is the impact of tourism on the local housing market. Visitors need somewhere to stay and demands for accommodation can create tensions between the industry and the wider community. “

Gow and Philip, 2022

Read the full article: ‘A new initiative for rural tourism: How IsleHoliday plans to help rebalance the sector‘.