A planned new visitor levy in Scotland could worsen problems with campervans and wild camping in rural communities, MSPs have been told.

While campers and motorhomes staying on campsites would have to pay the proposed charge, those who simply park or pitch up would not.

David Weston, chair of the Scottish Bed and Breakfast Association, warned that – as it stands – the charge could “distort behaviour”.

He said the proposals could “make certain behaviours worse, like campervans, like wild camping, which are going to have extremely negative impacts on rural areas”.

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