Borders lags behind in post-referendum boom

Tourism figures published this week show that while Scotland as a whole has experienced a massive rise in tourism following last year’s independence referendum, the Borders has not benefitted as much as other areas.

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Holiday Lettings, a TripAdvisor company, ranked Scottish regions by the increase in bookings made since the referendum in September 2014.

A spokesperson said: “We’ve noticed a big increase in the number of rental bookings for Scotland since the referendum last year.”

Top of the table of areas wit the greatest increase in bookings are Orkney and Dundee, with a 354% and 247% increase respectively.

While there was an increase in the Borders area, it was only a 54% increase in bookings.

That was the twentieth highest increase among the Scottish regions.