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OPENING OF THE NEW PITLOCHRY VISITOR CENTRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 950: tabled on 20 February 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the opening of the new Pitlochry Visitor Centre in Perthshire, a purpose-built facility perched on the banks of the River Tummel which houses an exhibition documenting the unique history of hydro electricity and which showcases the social, environmental and engineering impacts of bringing power to the Highlands; welcomes SSE's £4 million investment in the local community to increase awareness of an important aspect of Scotland's heritage; notes that the centre will be a major tourist and economic boost for Pitlochry and the surrounding area, with the centre, hoping to employ up to 17 members of staff during peak season and draw in more than 88,000 visitors each year; further notes that the centre also boasts a multi-purpose room which will be used as an education centre for organised school visits and will host meetings and small conferences for up to 70 delegates; and encourages the public to visit the centre, which is free to enter, and to enjoy the 60-seat café that will serve fresh local produce with stunning views over the dam and the River Tummel.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.