Tay Cities Deal

Regional Culture and Tourism Investment Programme


Tourism is one of the major industries in the Tay Cities Region. There are an estimated 1,580 businesses in the tourism industry here (12% of Scotland’s total). The industry employs 22,000 people (approximately 11% of all jobs in the area).

The Scottish Government will invest up to £37m to support a Regional Culture and Tourism Investment Programme that will invest in key economic assets in culture and tourism. This investment will help to build on world-class locations such as St Andrews, Gleneagles and the new V&A in Dundee.

The Regional Culture and Tourism Investment Programme will invest in a wide range of assets to ensure that the entire region can continue to develop its national and international visitor offering.

Projects that have been selected will:

  • ensure the region can deliver an uplift in the number of staying visitors
  • help increase the average length of stay
  • increase the amount spent per visitor

The projects receiving funding were put forward as part of the Programme development.

Approved Angus projects

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