Tourism should now build on KI’s boost to Kirkintilloch – Jo


Jo has spoken in Parliament to highlight how Kirkintilloch’s regeneration programme has benefited the local area.

Speaking in a debate on ‘Economic Regeneration in Glasgow’ in Parliament yesterday, Jo Swinson MP praised the Kirkintilloch Initiative regeneration project that has delivered £56 million of investment into the local area, including the recently opened £30million link road, and the Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre.

In pointing out that the wider West of Scotland region is frequently overlooked in terms of tourism, Jo Swinson noted that further regeneration should focus on the area’s tourism potential.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I was pleased to have this opportunity to highlight the success of KI projects in Parliament. The Kirkintilloch Initiative has proved a huge boost to the area, and in the town’s 800th year as a Burgh, we should praise this sustainable regeneration that will encourage business and investment in it for years to come.

“With rich Roman heritage and the scenic Forth & Clyde Canal running through it, Kirkintilloch is undoubtedly a historically and culturally significant town. We must encourage tourism and its potential economic benefits in order to build on the fantastic work that KI has already achieved.”


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