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The biggest challenge facing Scottish tourism

We want to inspire future generations to say that Scottish tourism led the way and made a difference in tackling climate change. Scotland is already considered as a leader in the field of responsible tourism. Now is time to take it to the next level.

Tourism is a clear contributor to the global climate crisis, but also stands to suffer its consequences. So, it is now more important than ever for tourism to step up and show how the sector can be part of the solution.

Climate change and extreme weather events have already harmed many aspects of our natural environment. And these adverse effects trickle down to our communities and businesses as well.

Couple exploring Cairn O Mount, Grampian Hills in Aberdeenshire

How climate change will affect Scotland

Sea levels will rise

Increasing flooding and coastal erosion

Warmer summers

Typical summers in Scotland will be warmer and drier, with greater extreme temperatures

Wetter winters

Typical winters in Scotland will be milder and wetter

Extreme rainfall

Intense, heavy rainfall will increase in both winter and summer

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