The River Tay may be the key to boosting tourism in the local area, according to one of Scotland’s most senior politicians.
Lord Duncan, under secretary of state for Scotland, visited the country’s longest river on a fact-finding mission on how to use the Tay to attract tourists.
During the trip, Lord Duncan visited the Willowgate Activity Centre with Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser and Councillor Angus Forbes.
The owners of Willowgate have built a thriving business on outdoor activities around the River Tay and it is hoped more will follow.
Mr Fraser said: “It was great to meet the management at the Willowgate Activity Centre to learn more about what they do and their plans for the future.
“Developing and diversifying the Perthshire economy is a huge priority and it was good to showcase Willowgate to Lord Duncan while discussing new economic opportunities and how the UK Government can support these.
“The staff at Willowgate have worked hard to provide a unique leisure business and I hope they continue to grow in the coming years.
“Ultimately, we need to think creatively when it comes to the economy and the River Tay is good starting point when it comes to increasing the value of leisure tourism in the area.”