Visitor Management in Rural Areas

Sophie Law

The Perth and Kinross Visitor Management Group is currently working on a Tourism Infrastructure Development Plan for 2022 – 2025 and are seeking the views of residents in the Perth and Kinross area.

The Coronavirus pandemic led to a vast increase in the number of visitors to Perth and Kinross throughout 2020-21 and the Group want to understand how the rise in staycations has affected residents and their communities so that they can continue to support them effectively.

In order to do this a survey was launched on 26 October seeking views from residents of the Perth and Kinross area. The survey closes on the 30 November so there is still time to make your views known.

The partnership was established to address the concerns of residents and includes Perth & Kinross Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Forestry and Land Scotland, National Trust, John Muir Trust, and others. It has implemented a range of measures including:

  • Establishing a Perth & Kinross Council funded seasonal visitor ranger service
  • Joint patrols with the other agencies
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Additional portaloos and bins
  • Parking clearways
  • New signage
  • Communication Plan

The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete and can be accessed at