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Prep Starts Now campaign launched

Date of article: Fri 9 Apr 21

Prep Starts Now campaign launched to help hospitality businesses reopen, digitise and grow Stampede, the Scottish hospitality software startup, today announced the launch of its  ...

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Have your say on the importance of sustainability and local food systems in catering and hospitality education

Date of article: Fri 9 Apr 21

What skills does your business need to engage with local food systems and sustainable food practices? Local food systems and sustainability have been identified as key trends that ...

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Latest STERG Update

Date of article: Fri 9 Apr 21

Discussions today at the STERG meeting centred on the outstanding issues relating to the reopening roadmap which have been raised by sector organisations, destinations and business ...

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Get set...for tourism opening

Date of article: Thu 8 Apr 21

As tourism businesses get ready to open their doors again later this month, we're starting to see increased traffic to our consumer website - welcometofife.com - as people start pl ...

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Latest Coronavirus briefing

Date of article: Thu 8 Apr 21

The headlines The first batch of the Moderna vaccine has arrived in Scotland. Secondary school pupils will return to class full-time after the Easter holidays. On vaccine pa ...

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Topical questions

Date of article: Mon 5 Apr 21

From 26 April it's expected that the tourism and hospitality industry can begin to reopen. The Scottish Government is currently updating guidance and it's hoped this will be fina ...

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Get involved in Scotland Reconnect 2021 (27-29th April)

Date of article: Mon 5 Apr 21

Scotland Reconnect 2021, organised by VisitScotland, replaces VisitScotland Expo and is an event which exclusively promotes Scotland giving businesses a platform to promote their p ...

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Latest wave of industry research published

Date of article: Wed 31 Mar 21

Our friends at 53 Degree Insight have published their March survey findings confirming much of what we had understood to the current outlook for our tourism industry; not the mad ...

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Updated Route Map

Date of article: Wed 31 Mar 21

Today Scotland's First Minister announced the "stay at home" order in Scotland will be lifted as planned on Friday and replaced with "stay local" asking everyone to remain within t ...

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International Trade Pathway – Training with Fife Chamber of Commerce

Date of article: Tue 30 Mar 21

Rules of Origin/Trading with the EU 20th April 2021 09.00-13.00   The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement secured tariff-free trade for businesses trading between the UK and ...

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Invest Fife Business Barometer March 2021

Date of article: Tue 30 Mar 21

InvestFife would like to gauge the current position of your business,  as we move through the Covid 19 pandemic stages and incrementally, towards Brexit.   Over the past six mo ...

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Plans set out to reopen HES properties as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Date of article: Mon 29 Mar 21

Scotland’s historic sites get ready to lower their drawbridges once more following the Scottish Government's route map to lift restrictions across mainland Scotland Scotland’s ...

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Fife Golf Festival 2021 - Send Us Your Events Now!

Date of article: Mon 29 Mar 21

Message from Fife Golf Partnership: After what has been a massively tough year for businesses in Fife and beyond, 2021 is shaping up to be a year when we begin our journey back to ...

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New Director of UKHospitality Scotland

Date of article: Thu 25 Mar 21

UKHospitality has announced today that Leon Thompson has been appointed UKHospitality Scotland Executive Director. Leon succeeds current Executive Director, Willie Macleod,who ...

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Scotland commits to Women’s Scottish Open

Date of article: Thu 25 Mar 21

Scotland has underlined its long-term commitment to women’s golf with a new five-year commitment to supporting the Women’s Scottish Open through to 2025. The news comes as the ...

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Dumbarnie Links to stage 2021 Women's Scottish Open

Date of article: Thu 25 Mar 21

Less than a year after its official unveiling, it has been confirmed that Dumbarnie Links is to stage the newly-named Women's Scottish Open. The Fife course, designed by former Ry ...

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Scottish Tourism Recovery Taskforce £25 million

Date of article: Thu 25 Mar 21

Supporting the sector to rebuild Holiday vouchers, discounts for days out and a marketing fund are included in a new £25 million tourism recovery programme. Speaking at the Scot ...

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Statement on Scottish Thistle Awards

Date of article: Thu 25 Mar 21

Due to the continued pressure and uncertainty that Scotland’s tourism and events industry faces, it is with regret that VisitScotland, in collaboration with Highlands and Isla ...

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Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund - Round 4 Open!

Date of article: Mon 22 Mar 21

What is the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund? The Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund was established by the Scottish Government and Fund is managed by VisitScotland on their behal ...

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Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors

Date of article: Mon 22 Mar 21

Could you help to lead and inspire our local food tourism growth? And raise our profile as a food tourism destination? Scotland Food & Drink are looking for ambassadors acros ...

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VisitScotland Launches Responsible Tourism Campaign

Date of article: Mon 22 Mar 21

VisitScotland has today (22 March) announced a responsible tourism campaign to raise awareness of the importance of exploring the outdoors responsibly with the focus on asking peop ...

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Better Places Green Recovery Fund - Round 2

Date of article: Mon 22 Mar 21

A new round of our green recovery fund to help manage visitors at nature ‘hotspots’ Read the Scottish Government news release announcing Round 2. The Fund Our Better Place ...

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Fully Funded Energy Efficiency Training Courses Now Available

Date of article: Mon 22 Mar 21

Fife College are delighted to be able to offer a series of fully funded training courses for those in the energy, engineering, and constructio ...

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Supporting rural tourism

Date of article: Thu 18 Mar 21

Preparing for increased visitor numbers this summer. More seasonal rangers, temporary toilets, car parking and campervan facilities will help rural areas to welcome back visitors ...

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Timetable for Easing Restrictions

Date of article: Tue 16 Mar 21

Timetable for planned phasing from https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-timetable-for-easing-restrictions/pages/timetable/   Support for business update at h ...

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Support for Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund (SAP-CTF)

Date of article: Mon 15 Mar 21

Application for Accommodation Business Support Grant from Coronavirus Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses and other ...

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First-ever Spring Festival bound to keep everyone happy

Date of article: Thu 11 Mar 21

It’s a line-up guaranteed to put a spring in your step – two days of music, magic and merriment to banish the winter blues. OnFife’s first Spring Festival – which takes pl ...

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Large Self-Catering Grant

Date of article: Thu 11 Mar 21

This fund is for larger self-catering properties in Scotland that have been impacted by the single household restrictions during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The grant wil ...

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Health and Wellbeing Research - Call for Evidence

Date of article: Thu 11 Mar 21

Wavehill Social & Economic Research have been commissioned by VisitScotland, in partnership with Scotland’s Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG), to carry out research into ...

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The Scottish Guest House and B&B Alliance

Date of article: Wed 10 Mar 21

The Scottish Guest House and B&B Alliance has been newly formed by a collection of Guest House and B&B Associations throughout Scotland in order to give better representati ...

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First Minister confirms 'indicative timeline' announcement on economy reopening for 16th March

Date of article: Wed 10 Mar 21

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed this yesterday afternoon that from this Friday, restrictions on meeting up outdoors for social and recreational purposes would be eased an ...

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Get involved in Scotland Reconnect 2021 (27-29th April)

Date of article: Tue 9 Mar 21

Scotland Reconnect 2021, organised by VisitScotland, replaces VisitScotland Expo and is an event which exclusively promotes Scotland giving businesses a platform to promote their p ...

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Joys of spring virtually here with seasonal show of art

Date of article: Tue 9 Mar 21

It would be a breath of fresh air at the best of times … but surely this celebration of seasonal art has never been more welcome.  As days lengthen and hopes of greater freedom ...

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WorldHost 2020 - Keeping customers safe (COVID-19)

Date of article: Thu 4 Mar 21

Empower your staff to keep customers and colleagues safe beyond Covid-19 & drive positive behaviours in a rapidly changing customer facing environment. WorldHost 2020 prepares ...

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Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to UK Budget 2021 announcement

Date of article: Thu 4 Mar 21

Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance said: “The extension of furlough until the end of September will be welcomed by businesses across the sector and ...

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VAT extended to support tourism and hospitality sectors

Date of article: Thu 4 Mar 21

Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the current VAT rate of 5% for the hospitality and tourism sectors until the end of September and confirmed that when reduction period end ...

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Employers – Free Introductory Training Sessions available

Date of article: Thu 4 Mar 21

Only 150 free sessions available – secure your session here We want to work with forward-thinking, inclusive, innovative and creative learning organisations to support the Di ...

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Mother’s Day food and drink from Fife producers and chefs

Date of article: Thu 4 Mar 21

The Harbour Café - Mother’s Day Seafood Hamper  Weeds might not be a typical Mother’s Day gift, but Great British Menu chef Amy Elles is hoping to change that. Inspired by h ...

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Scottish Government announces increased funding for small accommodation providers

Date of article: Thu 4 Mar 21

Funding to support small accommodation providers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been expanded. Eligible Bed & Breakfas ...

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Fund Launched for Campervan and Motorhome Operators

Date of article: Thu 4 Mar 21

A fund worth £1 million has been launched today (Thursday, 4 March) to provide support to campervan and motorhome operators in Scotland who are facing financial hardship due ...

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