Another story from the BBC, this time looking at tourism in Scotland. It is interesting to me because many of our family live in and around Aberdeen and I must confess I hadn’t considered that dolphins might be a big drawcard in that area – even in the middle of summer I would hesitate to go in the sea there. However, it appears that at least 17000 people disagree with me:
Aberdeen University researchers examined what impact bottlenose dolphins off the country’s east coast had on the tourism sector. They found dolphin-watching was a major reason behind 52,200 overnight trips to the area. A total of 17,100 people said that seeing the creatures was the main reason for their trip.