The MAYBOLE Regeneration project has set out ambitions for the town to become a tourism hub post-coronavirus as figures show that Scots are more likely to holiday on the West Coast of Scotland this summer.

This month, Visit Scotland launched a report on the changing holidaying intentions of Scots, with figures showing that 60 per cent plan to holiday in Scotland this summer and 21 per cent plan to stay overnight on the West Coast.

Those behind the Project say that with sites such as Crossraguel Abbey and Culzean Castle, picturesque harbours like Dunure and the beaches at Maidens and Girvan nearby, Maybole could become the new spot for holiday-makers.

Gordon Smith, Regional Director at VisitScotland, said: “We welcome the Maybole Regeneration Project.

“Not only will the project benefit local people but it will provide an opportunity to develop the town’s visitor experience as part of Ayrshire’s wider tourism offering, encouraging people to visit when the time is right.”

As Maybole finally sees its £7.5 million regeneration project get underway, key, historic buildings are being restored and the town bypass will remove heavy traffic from the town centre.

Max Agnew of Maybole Community Council, said: “It’s my hope that as the town centre becomes more a place for people, we can create facilities which can give the confidence and feeling of safety to sustain any ambitions for local people and visitors to continue to walk and cycle within the town and beyond.”


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