Sure, the tourism sector for too long has relied on cheap foreign labour.
My heart bleeds.
The Single European Act and investment from EU structural funds played a very significant part in stopping and starting to reverse 3 centuries of Highland depopulation. Now the gains post devolution are at risk because of something no part of Scotland voted for.
The people you use pejorative language for were citizens with full rights to make this their home snd live / work here. People are losing colleagues and friends because of this.
In case itís beyond your grasp, it isnít possible for companies to employ people that donít exist. Pay has little to do with it, the fact is there arenít the numbers of UK citizens either willing to live in very remote areas or do the travelling to work in remote businesses from even rural towns.
One advantage getting staff from elsewhere in the EU was getting staff from places with a much more enlightened attitude to their rural / remote areas, living and working in such places and equally having a more positive outlook on jobs in various parts of the hospitality, activity and tourism sectors.