Hiker’s tourism boost

A FAMOUS Scottish hiker is endorsing the natural tourism credentials of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Cameron McNeish is highlighting the area’s attractions as part of the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.

He’s involved in a VisitScotland initiative to get people in Scotland and Northern England to experience the beautiful landscapes in and around the city, outdoor activities, the natural larder, art in nature, history and heritage.

The noted climber and hillwalker is supporting Explore Scotland’s Natural Trail and can be heard on the digital guide and radio broadcasts mentioning the local attractions.

Cameron said: “This is the Year of Natural Scotland and I would encourage everyone to get out in Edinburgh and the Lothians and discover it for themselves.

“Here there are impressive landscapes, culture, local produce and historical attractions and what better way to experience these things than to get involved in Explore Scotland’s Natural Trail and enjoy the natural Scotland we can all be proud of!”

The guide highlights Roslin Glen Country Park, Rosslyn Chapel, Pentland Hills Regional Park, Midlothian Sports Centre and the Midlothian Country Circular Linking Route (for cyclists).