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Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing has been visiting Loch Ken Holiday Park near Castle Douglas, to find out how tourism has been this summer.
He says that south-west Scotland has a lot to offer visitors from both north and south of the border:
Scottish Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing is visiting a holiday park in the south-west of Scotland to find out how busy the region has been this summer.
Loch Ken Holiday Park, near Castle Douglas, has seen an increase in visitor numbers with the help of recent investment.
The area has enjoyed a busier year than usual with visitors coming from both sides of the Border as well as mainland Europe.
A national tourism report has shown a 21% rise in visitors to outdoor attractions across south-west Scotland.
The Scottish Tourism Minister will be in Galloway later (27th August) to hear about initiatives to attract visitors to the area.
Fergus Ewing will visit the Loch Ken Holiday Park near Castle Douglas to discover how it has fared this summer and about plans for the 2014 season.