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Welcome to Fife highlights the Kingdoms Gaelic Heritage in new promotional film

Date of article: Thu 22 Sep 22

Welcome to Fife has released a promotional film highlighting the often-unknown history and heritage of Gaelic in the Kingdom. The film, aimed at both domestic and international to ...

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St Andrews iCentre to host meet the maker event

Date of article: Wed 21 Sep 22

A number of ‘meet the maker’ events are to be held at VisitScotland iCentres across Scotland to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Shop Local. Launched in May 2017, VisitScotl ...

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Plans to help cut energy bills for businesses

Date of article: Wed 21 Sep 22

UK Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme New support for households, businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills in Great Britain and Northern Ireland has ...

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Licensing of Short-term Lets

Date of article: Fri 16 Sep 22

Fife Council now has a webpage to give information about the Short Term Let Licensing Scheme which is being launched on 1st October. Short term lets | Fife Council Updates of pr ...

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Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday.

Date of article: Mon 12 Sep 22

Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. This will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations ...

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New Industry Leadership Group Announced

Date of article: Mon 22 Aug 22

Delivering for visitors, businesses, and communities A new Industry Leadership Group (ILG), co-chaired by Tourism Minister Ivan McKee, is being set up to support the tourism and h ...

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Be part of the nation's biggest food and drink celebration this September

Date of article: Mon 22 Aug 22

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is back for 2022. This autumn, the annual celebration returns to recognise and celebrate the retailers, hospitality businesses, regional food gr ...

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Support from the STA network: advice from DWF and information on the sexual harassment prevention action plan and checklist

Date of article: Mon 22 Aug 22

DWF: Stamp it out; an action plan and checklist for sexual harassment prevention in the hospitality sector. All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassm ...

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Hospitality Workshop: Filling Your Skills Gaps By Recruiting From Prison

Date of article: Mon 22 Aug 22

On the 22nd September 2022 the Ministry of Justice and New Futures Network will host a virtual workshop for hospitality and catering companies to learn more about recruiting prison ...

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One of Scotland’s first seaside saunas opens in Scottish village of Elie

Date of article: Mon 22 Aug 22

Perched on the dunes, with beautiful views across the Firth of Forth, is the newest attraction in the picturesque Scottish village of Elie – Elie Seaside Sauna. Inspired by its f ...

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Short Term Lets Legislation - New VisitScotland Guide

Date of article: Thu 4 Aug 22

New Scottish legislation for short-term lets came into effect on 1 March 2022. Learn what the legal requirements for letting a holiday property are, and how the new licensing laws ...

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VisitScotland Publishes Responsible Tourism Travel Trade Itinerary

Date of article: Tue 2 Aug 22

VisitScotland Travel Trade Team has created a series of Responsible Itineraries reflecting VisitScotland’s commitment to the development of responsible tourism practices and a ...

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Boating Tourism in Scotland: Survey of Marina, Harbour & Mooring Operators

Date of article: Mon 1 Aug 22

Scotland has an ambition to be a leader in sustainable marine tourism, supporting our coastal and island communities, protecting our natural environment, and making a sizeable cont ...

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Sugar kelp inspired coastal gin set to make a splash

Date of article: Tue 26 Jul 22

A new Coastal Haar gin has been launched inspired by the East Neuk of Fife and including botanicals foraged from its rugged shoreline. The new limited edition flavour, which has b ...

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ASVA and VisitScotland seek your views on possible off-season support to stimulate visitation

Date of article: Mon 25 Jul 22

ASVA and VisitScotland seek your views on possible off-season support to stimulate visitation: "As we look ahead to autumn/winter, we recognise attractions’ usual concerns aroun ...

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Are you Scotland's Greatest Escape?

Date of article: Thu 21 Jul 22

Are you Scotland's Greatest escape? BBC Scotland wants to celebrate the places that go above and beyond to bring their guests an outstanding experience, taking viewers on a journey ...

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Major Short-Term Lets Survey Launched

Date of article: Tue 19 Jul 22

A wide-ranging new survey which aims to get a complete picture of Scotland’s short-term let sector has been announced. The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has c ...

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Fife Welcomes the 150th Open

Date of article: Wed 6 Jul 22

Fife will be in the spotlight from 10 to 17 July when The 150th Open comes to St Andrews, and the Kingdom is ready to welcome visitors from all over the world. It is always a very ...

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Fife Visitor Initiative Launched at Vettriano Exhibition

Date of article: Tue 28 Jun 22

We have launched a new initiative to ensure visitors to the Kingdom are aware of everything there is to see and do in the area. A visitor information QR code featuring the iconic F ...

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Sir Ian Rankin and Marti Pellow among guests at launch of new Jack Vettriano exhibition

Date of article: Fri 17 Jun 22

Author Sir Ian Rankin and singer Marti Pellow were among the VIP guests at the launch of Jack Vettriano’s new exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries last night.  Around 80 guests ...

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Scottish tourism bookings down as cost-of-living crisis bites

Date of article: Thu 23 Jun 22

The Scottish Tourism Alliance, the representative body for Scotland’s tourism industry has today published the results of its research into the recovery of the sector, revealing ...

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Sustainable Travel International Joins GLP Films to Introduce a New Storytelling Competition to Support Global Sustainability

Date of article: Fri 17 Jun 22

Innovative “GLP Sustainability Storytelling Competition 2022” Offers Winners a Custom Video and Global Promotion By GLP’s Award-Winning Storytelling Team and Sustainable Tra ...

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Survey to help attractions benchmark website performance

Date of article: Tue 14 Jun 22

The past two years have transformed how visitor attractions operate online forever. With the increased need for online bookings, additional revenue drivers, and a seamless on and o ...

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Scottish Agritourism Growth Tracker 2022

Date of article: Tue 14 Jun 22

Take part in the annual agritourism survey Scotland’s farms, crofts and estates are being invited to take part in the 2022 Scottish Agritourism Growth Tracker survey to help b ...

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Home of Golf to Champion Sustainable Golf

Date of article: Tue 14 Jun 22

It's been six months since Scotland hosted COP26, the UN’s climate change conference, which saw the launch of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. At this event ...

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Wanted: Inspiring business leaders to help shape the future of tourism in Fife

Date of article: Mon 13 Jun 22

Are you a Fife-based business involved in the tourism sector? Would you like to help form the future of tourism in the area? We're looking for new members to join the Fife Tourism ...

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Fife retains its title as the region with the most Scotland’s Beach Awards!

Date of article: Wed 8 Jun 22

Over 50 beaches have been awarded Ahead of the Jubilee weekend (3 - 5 June), Keep Scotland Beautiful announced over 50 beaches that have been recognised with Scotland’s Beach Aw ...

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Bothy Kitchen: new seasonal food store launches at Bowhouse alongside Summer Season of Market Weekends

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

Bothy Kitchen: new seasonal food store launches at Bowhouse alongside Summer Season of Market Weekends Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th ...

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Toolkit launched to help with staff induction to industry

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

Developed by industry with support from Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Tourism Alliance, the Tourism and Hospitality Staff Induction Toolkit is aimed at supporting micr ...

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Working together for tourism

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

The ‘Working Together for Tourism’ category in the Scottish Thistle Awards 2022/23 celebrates partnerships, collaborations and team working, whether that be with local business ...

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Action on Single-Use Plastic

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

New laws come into force 1 June 2022 Every year, hundreds of millions of pieces of single-use plastic are wasted in this country. They litter our coasts, pollute our oceans and co ...

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A new walking trail in St Andrews

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

Callaway and St Andrews Links have created a new and unique visitor experience, The Big Bag Trail, that navigates its way through the streets of the Home of Golf, as the countdow ...

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Newly launched Research Centre to support the ‘New Normal’ in tourism: the era of sustainability and inclusivity

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

In tourism and events, successful recovery from the past two years involves not only attracting enough visitors but equally tackling pre-pandemic concerns around environmental and ...

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Making Bus Journeys Better in Fife

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

Fife Council are looking to improve the bus network across Fife, for residents, business, and visitors alike, and we want you to have your say. The project aims to make it easier, ...

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Coastal Business Survey for Visitor Economy June 2022

Date of article: Mon 6 Jun 22

The visitor economy business survey is being undertaken by the National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) in partnership with Coastal Destination Management Organisations across the c ...

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Forth area Business Survey to support the development of a sustainable tourism activity

Date of article: Tue 24 May 22

Do you own a customer-facing business in the Forth area? They need need your help!  Climate FORTH is looking for new ways to encourage local walking and cycling tourism. You can h ...

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VisitScotland congratulates Dunfermline on city status

Date of article: Mon 23 May 22

Dunfermline has been named Scotland’s eighth city as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The official announcement was made on the 20th May that the Fife town ...

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Green Certification Schemes for Tourism Businesses

Date of article: Mon 23 May 22

Over 150 tourism businesses are set to benefit from discounted membership to certification schemes, aimed at supporting a green recovery and Scotland’s ambitions to become a sust ...

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Scottish Tourism Alliance launches its most comprehensive study into economic conditions for Scotland’s tourism industry

Date of article: Mon 23 May 22

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), the leadership body representing Scotland’s tourism industry has today launched its most comprehensive study into the challenges and opportun ...

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£1million fund launched ahead of 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Date of article: Thu 19 May 22

Communities across Scotland are to be given the chance to celebrate the transformative power of the bike thanks to the launch of a £1million fund to support sustainable cycling pr ...

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