NEW YORK -- Travel restrictions in the Scottish Borders area, which
was affected by hoof-and-mouth disease, were lifted June 22,
according to the Scottish Borders Tourist Board.
A spokesman for the board said the the "news has not come a
moment too soon for the borders tourist industry.
Although the region has only had 11 confirmed cases of [the
livestock disease], there have been widespread restrictions on
access, and these have had a serious impact on tourism
Tourism in Scotland employs 193,000 people and normally injects
$3.7 billion per year into the economy.