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MSP STEPS IN TO PUT RUTHERGLEN AND CAMBUSLANG ON THE MAP
VisitLanarkshire – a joint venture between North and South Lanarkshire to promote local tourism – has ‘belatedly’ added Rutherglen and Cambuslang to their map after pressure from MSP Clare Haughey.
A map on VisitLanarkshire’s website previously had no mention of Rutherglen or Cambuslang, whilst promoting places like Biggar and Leadhills, until the MSP’s intervention after meeting with representatives of the organisation. Clare Haughey MSP has pointed to attractions like ScotKart and Rutherglen Town Hall and is urging authorities to do more to draw people to local tourist spots.
As we previously reported, the SNP MSP is liaising with stakeholders like local businesses, community councils, Visit Scotland, and South Lanarkshire Council to see how they can work together to bring more people to the area.
Commenting, Clare Haughey MSP said:
“Although it may seem a small step, I’m grateful VisitLanarkshire have belatedly added Rutherglen and Cambuslang to their online map. Whilst there are great venues and attractions to visit throughout the whole of South Lanarkshire, I feel we could be doing more to attract people to Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
“Whether it’s a concert in Rutherglen Town Hall, a quiet walk through the scenic Holmhills Wood Park, a trip to ScotKart with the kids, or having a meal at one of a number of award winning restaurants, there is plenty to do throughout Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
“VisitLanarkshire may have literally put Rutherglen and Cambuslang on the map, however I’ll continue to push them to do more.”
Map can be found on the VisitLanarkshire homepage:
VisitLanarkshire confirmed to Clare Haughey MSP that they added Rutherglen and Cambuslang to their online map in correspondence dated 20th July.
Date published: 1st August 2018