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Scotland's Water Wellness Experiences Rank Top

Date of article: Thu 21 Oct 21

Scotland has ranked top in the UK for water wildlife experiences, a survey has revealed.  VisitScotland are encouraging visitors to take a walk on the wild side during the Autumn ...

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Dandelion Set to Sow, Grow and Share Across Scotland

Date of article: Thu 21 Oct 21

First details of a series of major creative programmes taking place across Scotland in 2022 are announced today, including Dandelion, an innovative new initiative inviting people ...

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Walk on the Wild Side

Date of article: Thu 21 Oct 21

Scotland has ranked top in the UK for water wildlife experiences, a new survey has revealed. YouGov* research, which we commissioned as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters ...

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Update to vaccine certification apps

Date of article: Thu 21 Oct 21

Users and businesses should download green tick updates The vaccine certification Apps scheme is being updated as part of planned changes to reduce the amount of personal informat ...

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Proof of vaccine status needed at higher risk venues

Date of article: Mon 18 Oct 21

Proof of status needed at higher risk venues The Coronavirus vaccine certification scheme will become subject to enforcement from today (18 October) meaning higher risk venues and ...

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Crowdfunder for StAnza 2022

Date of article: Fri 15 Oct 21

Link to Crowdfunder National Poetry Day 2021’s theme is ‘choice’, and Stanza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, invites you to choose them! The last two years have ...

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Launch of new holiday voucher scheme

Date of article: Fri 15 Oct 21

Thousands of people who struggle to find the time or resources to take a holiday can now apply for a subsidised short break. VisitScotland's ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme, ...

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Ctrl+Alt+Succeed Scotland 2021

Date of article: Fri 15 Oct 21

Ctrl+Alt+Succeed Scotland is the latest in VisitScotland's programme of events supporting Scottish tourism experience businesses (visitor attractions, tour companies and activit ...

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Scotland's UNESCO Trail

Date of article: Fri 15 Oct 21

VisitScotland are delighted to share their exciting new collaboration with UNESCO which officially launches across our digital and social media platforms today (Friday 15 October). ...

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Events play a key role in our health and wellbeing

Date of article: Mon 11 Oct 21

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October, VisitScotland have collaborated with the Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG) to publish the findings from a research proj ...

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Countries taken off the red list

Date of article: Mon 11 Oct 21

International travel red list and vaccine certification South Africa, Mexico and Thailand are among 47 countries coming off the international travel red list from 11 October The ...

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New Vaccination Certification Toolkit

Date of article: Mon 4 Oct 21

Toolkit for businesses and event organisers. Businesses and event organisers can download and print this guidance document which explains their obligations and how to check COVI ...

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Scotland is Calling Industry Guide

Date of article: Fri 1 Oct 21

Scotland is Calling Launched today (30 September) VisitScotland's new £6.5 million global marketing campaign – Scotland is Calling – is designed to support the recover ...

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Scotland is Calling VisitScotland Campaign

Date of article: Fri 1 Oct 21

VisitScotland have launched a global marketing campaign to keep Scotland front of mind for potential visitors as they make their future travel plans. Scotland is Calling is a ...

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Visitor Attractions

Date of article: Fri 1 Oct 21

The latest survey of Scotland's visitor attractions has revealed that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to devastate the sector – and it has seen no evidence of a ‘ ...

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Vaccine Certification Introduction Confirmed

Date of article: Wed 29 Sep 21

Venues will not face legal enforcement in opening weeks. Higher risk venues covered by the Coronavirus vaccine certification scheme will have two-and-a-half weeks to test and ada ...

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Discover Scotland 2022

Date of article: Wed 29 Sep 21

VisitScotland are launching a new travel trade platform which will enable Scottish businesses to connect with key buyers from around the globe regardless of the challenges of ...

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New Covid-19 Ventilation Fund

Date of article: Wed 29 Sep 21

New £25 million package targets high risk settings Business premises will be able to access a £25 million package to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVI ...

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Days Out Incentive Fund

Date of article: Thu 23 Sep 21

Businesses are being urged to apply to take part in a new Days Out incentive scheme that will provide a boost for visitor attractions during the winter months.  Administered on b ...

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Destination and Sector Marketing Fund Update

Date of article: Thu 23 Sep 21

Responsible and sustainable staycations Tourism organisations across Scotland are set to receive a share of £3 million to promote responsible and sustainable staycations from thi ...

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Marine and Outdoor Tourism Fund Round Two Open

Date of article: Tue 21 Sep 21

Round Two of the Marine and Outdoor Fund remains open until Wednesday 29th September. We are aware that there are many businesses across the sector that may now be eligible to ...

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Events Tackle Climate Change

Date of article: Mon 20 Sep 21

In Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters and with Scottish Climate Week 2021 now underway, VisitScotland are taking a look at how organisers have been promoting important enviro ...

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Hospitality Zero Scheme Launched

Date of article: Mon 20 Sep 21

Destination NetZero Tackling climate change is the biggest challenge facing Scottish tourism now, and in the future, and we want to inspire future generations to say that Scottish ...

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Event Industry Advisory Group Update September 2021

Date of article: Mon 20 Sep 21

Scotland’s Events Industry Advisory Group (EIAG) met this week to discuss a number of areas directly related to the ongoing restart and recovery of the events sector. The Group ...

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International travel restrictions to be relaxed and simplified

Date of article: Mon 20 Sep 21

Streamlined system merges amber and green lists and retains red list The international travel traffic light system of restrictions put in place to protect public health is to be s ...

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Scotland's Food and Drink Tourism Ambassadors Announced

Date of article: Fri 17 Sep 21

A new programme placing food tourism at the heart of the recovery of Scotland’s tourism and food and drink sectors has launched, with the appointment of 25 Regional Food Tourism ...

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Scottish Tourism Leadership Programme 2022

Date of article: Mon 13 Sep 21

The Scottish Tourism Leadership Programme is a Scotland-wide programme to support business and community-led tourism enterprises taking the lead in the sector’s COVID-19 recover ...

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Vaccine Certification Plans Approved

Date of article: Mon 13 Sep 21

Scheme will come into effect on 1 October The Scottish Parliament has approved the use of Coronavirus vaccination certificates to enter some events and higher risk venues. MSPs v ...

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Year of Stories 2022 Toolkit Launched

Date of article: Wed 8 Sep 21

Today (7 September 2021), VisitScotland have launched their Year of Stories 2022 marketing toolkit which has been designed to help the tourism and events industry maximise the op ...

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VisitBritain Days Out Campaign

Date of article: Wed 8 Sep 21

As part of the UK Government’s tourism recovery plan VisitBritain, in partnership with the National Lottery, is developing a Days Out campaign to boost bookings this autumn and ...

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Programme for Government 2021-22

Date of article: Wed 8 Sep 21

A Fairer, Greener Scotland Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities fo ...

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Marketing Scotland internationally webinar

Date of article: Wed 8 Sep 21

VisitScotland are hosting an industry webinar on their upcoming international marketing campaign, Scotland is Calling, on Wednesday 15 September from 11am – 12pm. Find out more ...

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Day in the life: the forager

Date of article: Wed 8 Sep 21

Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters celebrates every aspect of our beautiful shores and waterways with a programme of activity designed to inspire both visitors and locals to ex ...

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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

Date of article: Mon 6 Sep 21

Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (4 - 19 September) is all about “celebrating Scottish produce” and, while a lot has changed across the industry in the last 18 months, ther ...

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Local Food Strategy Consultation Launched

Date of article: Fri 3 Sep 21

The public are being urged to help shape the first ever local food strategy produced by the Scottish Government. Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has urged everyone, from pri ...

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Scotland Loves Local Awards

Date of article: Fri 3 Sep 21

Celebrating all that is great about our nation’s towns and neighbourhoods The Scotland Loves Local Awards are a celebration of all that is great about our nation’s towns and n ...

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Covid-19 Vaccination Certification

Date of article: Fri 3 Sep 21

New proposals to keep people safe and prevent closure Coronavirus vaccination certificates will be required to enter certain events and higher risk venues, such as nightclubs, mus ...

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National Hospitality Day: 18th September

Date of article: Wed 1 Sep 21

It’s National Hospitality Day on 18 September – ‘a nationwide celebration of your brilliant and resilient restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars, and the suppliers that support ...

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Food Standards Scotland Campaign

Date of article: Wed 1 Sep 21

New legislation, which will require food businesses in Scotland to include the product name and full ingredients list on food sold prepacked for direct sale (PPDS), comes into forc ...

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Change to International Travel Restrictions

Date of article: Tue 31 Aug 21

International travellers to Scotland will be able to use private sector COVID tests People will be able to use private sector tests when returning, or visiting, from green or ambe ...

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