Merseyside will maximise opportunities to attract extra visitors to the region during European Capital of Culture year 2008. The region's designated Tourist Board, which has responsibility for promoting tourism across Merseyside and the Liverpool Culture Company have committed themselves to a joint promotions strategy. With this in mind the Scottie Press Community Newspaper is also maximising its efforts to secure ways by which the extra visitors attracted to the Merseyside region in 2008 can made aware of the many reasons why they should visit the Scotland Road, Vauxhall, Kirkdale and Everton areas of Liverpool.

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Tourism in Vauxhall
by Ron Formby

Experts estimate that the Capital of Culture will attract 1.7 million tourists to Liverpool. Tourism is also anticipated to become one of the major factors in the regeneration of the city of Liverpool. But tourism should also be a means by which the inner city areas of Liverpool can benefit from worldwide visitors to Liverpool who are keen to be made aware of and to appreciate the city’s history, heritage and culture. Many millions of pounds have been given to Liverpool, which has been spent on the city centre’s building and infrastructure projects. But money should also be made available to the inner city areas to help such areas reap the rich dividends that tourism can bring to local economies and help create much needed local jobs. The Scottie Press has been working on the production of a leaflet, which shows how tourism in Vauxhall could be viable and sustainable feature of the areas future. It is hoped to organise a test run of what could be a four-hour guided bus tour of the Scotland Road and Vauxhall area. This tour will point out many of the areas famous landmarks and will provide chances for people on the tour to stop and look around. Detailed information about the Scotland Road and Vauxhall area will also be made available. If you would like to know more about this project, please contact Ron at the Scottie Press: 
Telephone 0151 330 0213 

Below are some of the items that may be covered in the tour:  


St Alban's

St Anthony's

St Frances Xavier's

St John's

St Joseph's

St Mary of Angels  (The Friary)

Our Lady of Reconciliation

St Sylvester's

Drinking Fountains 

'Dandy 'Pat Byrne

Byrom Street

Great Howard Street

Nelson Dock

Regent Road

Hannah  'May' Thom

Princes Dock

Waterloo Dock

Historic Monuments, Memorials & War Memorials 

St Alban's War Memorial

Anchor & Buoy

St Anthony's War Memorial

Blackstock Garden Memorial

'Dandy' Pat Byrne

Construction Industry Memorial 'The Hod Carrier'

Lee Jones Centre

St Eugene Mazenod (Bust)

Pieta, Standish Street

Hannah 'May' Thom

Kings Monument

Historic or Interesting Building or Structures 

St Anthony's Heritage Centre

Bramley-Moore Dock

Canal Locks

Six Sided Clock

Eldon Grove

Liverpool Film Studio

Bridge Control Gantry

Dock Gate House

Gordon Institute

Lee Jones Centre

Nelson Dock

Prince Rupert's Castle

Stanley Dock

Tobacco Warehouse

Wellington Dock

Historic Pubs or Pub Building


Morning Star

Old Pontack

Throstle's Nest


Canal Bridge


James Clarke

William Collins

Gerard Gardens'

Bishop Goss

Amy Elizabeth Imrie

Irish Heritage Trial

Little Italy

Lee Jones

St Patrick

Miscellaneous Items 

Wooden Sets

Tom Mann Close

Possible Tour Bus!

Another possible Tour Bus!

Mini Martin Mere on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Pictures donated by: Peter Cahill, Ron Formby, Jonathan P. Neill, Tony Siebenthaler & Dave Wood

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