Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Papal visit windfall for Edinburgh

Says the Edinburgh Evening News:

With up to 100,000 people expected to flock to the Capital to see the pontiff, Scottish Government economists calculate the city could benefit by up to £4 million from overnight stays and visitors spending money in shops and restaurants.
Says a Catholic:

While for Catholics pounds shillings and pence is not the important reason for the visit of Pope Benedict, it does nip in the bud any suggestion that somehow the Pope's visit is not a good deal for the taxpayers of Edinburgh or Scotland.