Edinburgh may introduce ‘festival tax’ on visitors

Tourists visiting Edinburgh at peak times could have a £1-per-night charge added to their hotel bill.

Hogmanay fireworks over Edinburgh.

Hogmanay fireworks over Edinburgh. Image by Robbie Shade / CC BY 2.0

The city’s August festival season and Hogmanay celebrations in late December would be included in the charge. The measure is being considered as part of a ‘city deal’ that aims to generate tourism funds for the city, and aims to raise up to £15 million a year. A similar plan was rejected in 2011. Read more: Scotsman.com

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