Scotland’s £130 million sailing tourism economy is set to grow by as much as 28% in the next seven years

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Scotland’s £130 million sailing tourism economy is set to grow by as much as 28% in the next seven years

Postby Telo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:07 pm

It could be getting busy out there - Scotland’s £130 million sailing tourism economy is set to grow by as much as 28% in the next seven years, according to a new study - http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=158054.

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Re: Scotland’s £130 million sailing tourism economy is set to grow by as much as 28% in the next seven years

Postby claymore » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:29 am

We've just had a letter from the Craignish Lagoon Mooring Association seeking a response to a consultation paper that has been circulated.
I've got concerns that the Scottish Office see financial opportunities by raising the costs of enterprises such as those managed successfully over the years by the Crown Estates.
More expensive sailing just around the corner perhaps? After all, lets face it, we are all wealthy yotties are we not? :shake:
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Re: Scotland’s £130 million sailing tourism economy is set to grow by as much as 28% in the next seven years

Postby cpedw » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:20 pm

claymore wrote:We've just had a letter from the Craignish Lagoon Mooring Association seeking a response to a consultation paper that has been circulated.
I've got concerns that the Scottish Office see financial opportunities by raising the costs of enterprises such as those managed successfully over the years by the Crown Estates.
More expensive sailing just around the corner perhaps? After all, lets face it, we are all wealthy yotties are we not? :shake:

Have you tried reading it? SWMBO (secretary of West Connel Moorings) has been trying to distil the salient points for MA members. Much hair has been torn trying to get to grips with it.

It's very wide-ranging, as is the Crown Estate, and not much focused on marine matters, let alone moorings. Before this consultation, WHAM was keen to retain a single authority across Scotland to administer moorings, much as they do now. The nightmare scenario is that Argyll council takes over around their coast. They would aim to maximise revenue without much return investment. Other local authoriities may not be the same.

I haven't yet heard WHAM's view on this consultation.

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Re: Scotland’s £130 million sailing tourism economy is set to grow by as much as 28% in the next seven years

Postby claymore » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:38 pm

It is difficult to digest so I'm glad its not just me being dim!
I think I became mildly alarmed when reading of profit and capitalising on opportunities - very much my paraphrasing -
Perhaps its too soon to get stressed - when the SO finds that there is feck all opportunity to make any money out of a handful of mooring associations - they'll piss off and look somewhere else.
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