Discover Blairgowrie support from MSPs

26th March

Local MSP Press Releases about this website and advert

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has called on fellow parliamentarians to give their backing to the new “Discover Blairgowrie” marketing campaign.

A motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament has attracted cross-party support and has been signed by a 20 MSPs thus far.

The Discover Blairgowrie advert will air tonight on STV (Wednesday 25th March) at 7:28pm and has been funded by the Blairgowrie & Rattray Community (businesses, organisations and individuals) who have pledged over £4,000 for the advert. The aim of the website and marketing campaign is to promote the area to domestic day trippers and tourists.

Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said: “As convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Tourism Committee I know only too well the importance of easily accessible information in attracting tourists to a particular area.
“The ‘Discover Blairgowrie’ website will help provide a one-stop information shop for tourists and also help residents’ access details about the latest community news and events.
“Blairgowrie has a huge amount to offer and its staging of the Junior Ryder Cup last year showed how capable the area is of hosting big events.
“I would encourage other Perthshire communities to look at the example set by Blairgowrie businesses and organisations who have worked together to market the town to the rest of Scotland and the UK.”

Here is the Press Release from John Swinney MSP and Pete Wishart MP:


John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, and Pete Wishart, MP for Perth & North Perthshire, have together welcomed the launch of, a new website that combines information for tourists together with local news and events for residents.

The launch of the website will coincide with a TV commercial on STV aimed at promoting the town as the perfect day trip location for a considerable portion of Scotland’s population.

The new web presence will act as a one-stop-shop for both tourists and residents and users can even sign up to the ‘Discover Blairgowrie Newsletter’, which will help keep people up to date with news and events in Perthshire’s largest town.

Commenting, John Swinney said: “I have been sighted on this enterprise for some time and I’m very pleased to see it now get off the ground. This development is a direct result of our hugely capable local business community pushing their business and their town into wider markets.

“Being based in Blairgowrie I know first-hand how hard businesses and their staff work to maintain Blairgowrie as the buzzing retail and hospitality centre that it is. This vibrancy doesn’t just happen and we should all recognise the achievements of our local traders.”

Pete Wishart MP added: “This is a great development for Blairgowrie and helps to show case perfectly the quality and range of first class businesses we have here in the town. “I believe this new website has the potential to increase tourist revenue while also being a useful resource for locals and I extend my warm congratulation to those who had the vision for this project and all who helped get it off to a flying start.”

Here is the recording:

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