Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Local MSP welcomes Tour of Britain boost to Dumfries & Galloway Economy



Finlay Carson MSP has put down a motion in the Scottish Parliament in which he welcomes the results of a new study by EventScotland, which found that the Tour of Britain created an additional £241,277 for the economy of Dumfries and Galloway.


The major cycle race that was held in September last year drew a crowd of 10,000 to Castle Douglas, which is where the first stage of the race ended.


Commenting, Finlay Carson MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Galloway and West Dumfries said:

"The Tour of Britain is a wonderful sporting occasion that gives us opportunity to showcase our wonderful region to the world. Last year’s race drew big crowds to Castle Douglas, where the first stage of the race ended.

“This was the eighth time that Dumfries and Galloway has hosted a stage finish of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race and the third time that Castle Douglas provided the fantastic backdrop for a race finish. Outside of London no other region has hosted as many Tour of Britain finishes.

“The figures released show that not only are these events a great day out, they also bring a great boost to the local economy.”