Ferry’s role in city’s tourism action plan

FERRY Ward councillor Kevin Cordell has welcomed a new Tourism Action Plan for Dundee which recognises the unique role that Broughty Ferry plays within the city.

Agreed at a meeting of the council’s city development committee on Monday, the plan has been developed to increase council activity in relation to visitors/tourists and maximise the opportunities which the tourist sector now offers the city as the new season gets under way.

Mr Cordell said: “Dundee has some key tourist locations which could be packaged as visitor attractions in their own right – such as Broughty Ferry – which has long been a tourist ‘hot-spot’.

“These are exciting times for the city and I particularly welcome the references to Broughty Ferry’s key role.

“The V&A and waterfront developments will bring a lot more people to our city and Broughty Ferry is almost unique in the range of attractions and services it offers in its own right but which will also complement existing attractions.

“Dundee City Council will continue to work with partners throughout the city and various community groups in Broughty Ferry will be consulted on any strategy that emerges.

“For example, community groups such as Broughty Ferry Community Council, Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association, Broughty Ferry Development Trust and Broughty in Bloom as just some of those organisations whose insight will be invaluable.

“Broughty Ferry is well served by many local volunteer group whose input is very welcome and I was delighted to hear from Dundee City Council’s Director of Economic Development that their voices would be heard.

“I look forward to working alongside these and other community groups as the plan develops.”