A tourism tax could deliver more than £2 million a year for public services in Perth and Kinross, according to new analysis.
Green MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Mark Ruskell said a £1-a-night visitor levy would deliver at least £2.2m for the local authority, which is facing cuts of more than £20m in the next financial year.
The industry remains vehemently opposed to the idea with Scottish Tourism Alliance chairman and Crieff Hydro boss Stephen Leckie likening the tax to “killing the goose that laid the golden egg”.
Edinburgh City Council last week became the first local authority to agree to implement the tax. Mr Ruskell said Perth and Kinross Council should follow suit, saying: “This is much-needed funding.”