Scottish tourist attractions bring in 47 million visitors
30 May 2012
New and upgraded attractions helped draw four million more visitors to Scotland's main tourist sites last year, according to new research.
Numbers rose to 47 million with the opening of Riverside Museum in Glasgow, and the relaunch of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Following a major refurbishment, the national museum was the busiest attraction with nearly 1.5 million visitors, a 141% rise on the previous year's figure.
Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University's Moffat Centre based their findings on 649 tourist sites across Scotland.