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Scotland’s Attractions Have a Record-Breaking Summer for Tourism

Excerpt from BBC News

Sep 08, 2013 2:00 pm

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Better weather and the absence of the Olympics to the south meant that Scotland’s sights got more attention this summer than they’ve seen in a very long time.

— Jason Clampet

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Scotland’s visitor attractions enjoyed a “record-breaking” summer, it has been revealed.

Historic Scotland reported 1,692,611 visitors, an increase of 14.8% on the same period last year.

Among the visitor attraction operator’s 78 ticketed venues, records were broken at “flagship” site Edinburgh Castle – up 26% on 2012 for the period June to August.

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