The ‘Popemobile’ Comes to Scotland

Pope’s Visit Set to Be A Tourism Hit for Scotland
The arrival of the Pope is expected to boosts Scotland’s tourism levels as he visits two of the country’s major cities. Culture minister Fiona Hyslop has spoken of her excitement about the two large scale events planned in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park and Princes Street in Edinburgh. Around 10,000 spectators from around the world are set to arrive in Scotland for the events which will begin on the 16th September in Edinburgh. Along with costumed performers that will chart the history of Christianity, pupils from the fourteen schools in Scotland named after the saint invited to take part in the parade. Over half of Princes Street will be closed for the event to accommodate the expected crowds, Edinburgh council have also agreed to remove the tram vehicle that blocks the thoroughfare to the West End area in order to allow performers easy access to the street/.
The arrival of the Pope is one of the biggest events to take place in Scotland with hotels and transport companies already declaring their selves to be fully booked over the course of the visit. The four day visit to the UK is set to cost around £12 million with the Catholic Church having to raise another £8 million to cover its own costs. A special mass will be held in Glasgow which is set to cost parishioners £20 to attend however the events on Princes Street will be free to all.
Many people have deemed the visit to be one of the most iconic events in Edinburgh’s history, offering a fantastic opportunity to sell the city of Edinburgh.

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