Yesterday I held a useful meeting at Cairngorm Mountain with the operators to discuss the future of the mountain.
It is clear they have some ideas for a new business plan and hope to offer an exciting family experience to replace the lack of a funicular railway.
However, this depends on investment and to come up with a reasonable business plan you need to know how much you have to invest.
So I’m deeply disappointed with the Cabinet Secretary’s answer today in the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government is unwilling to say how much money will be put aside to rebuild the Cairngorm Mountain resort.
How can the new operators of Cairngorm Mountain develop a business plan if they don’t know how much money is available?