Highland Council Leader welcomes proposed Tourist Levy Bill

Leader of the Highland Council, Raymond Bremner welcomed the announcement today by the Scottish Government on their intention to introduce a bill to allow local authorities to introduce a local tourist levy.

He said: “The Highland Council has long supported the idea of a tourist levy to enable the local authority to invest in local infrastructure and is a commitment in our Council Programme. The introduction of the Bill is good news and means we can now plan for the introduction of this local levy following approval of the Bill by Parliament.”

On 9 December 2019, Highland Council approved the findings of a public consultation supporting the introduction of a Tourist Visitor Levy (TVL) and committed to further work to develop the best scheme for Highland. For further information:  https://www.highland.gov.uk/tvl

Council Programme – Our Future Highland: https://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/download/494/our_priorities

25 May 2023