A horse drawn tram is tested on the new rails at Strathallan -The politician in charge of tourism doesn’t think so.

The politician with responsibility for tourism on the Island doesn’t want the horse trams to run along Douglas promenade next year.

Rob Callister MHK was speaking on Manx Radio’s Perspective programme, alongside Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly.

The pair were discussing a major talking point here – the impact of ongoing refurbishment works along Douglas promenade on residents, commuters, tourists, and especially local businesses.

The programme followed a public oral evidence session last week, where five representatives of the Department for Enterprise gave evidence to Tynwald’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee – including Mr Callister and Mr Skelly.

You can listen to Perspective in full, including extracts from that hearing, here.

Mr Callister’s comments about the horse trams in Douglas came as he and the enterprise minister responded to listeners’ questions, voiced by Dollin Mercer.

Source: Manx Radio