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How Google My Business Can Benefit You

Date of article: Fri 17 Apr 20

Google My Business is a free tool that lets you manage how your business appears across Google Search and Maps. As well as letting potential customers know the physical location of ...

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OTA industry support

Date of article: Fri 17 Apr 20

From VisitScotland:  During this time of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working closely with the industry and our partners. As part of this, we’ve been w ...

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COVID-19 UPDATE FROM VISITSCOTLAND CEO

Date of article: Fri 17 Apr 20

Planning and insight We’re developing our plans to help with the recovery of Scotland’s tourism and events industry. It’s going to be a long road with the return to interna ...

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Local photographer wins double awards

Date of article: Fri 17 Apr 20

Caroline Trotter a photographer from Upper Largo in Fife has won two awards in the Master Photographers Association awards for 2020. Caroline has a wide variety of skills including ...

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A Window on Scotland

Date of article: Thu 16 Apr 20

Scots called to open their windows to visitors VisitScotland have launched a new social media campaign asking people across the country to open a window on Scotland and spread the ...

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Minutes of STA Council Meeting - 14/4

Date of article: Thu 16 Apr 20

A reminder of the topics discussed at yesterday's STA Council meeting. What furlough plans may be and how this will align itself with lockdown The need for longer term support ...

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Covid-19 Impact on Museums and Galleries Sector in Scotland

Date of article: Wed 15 Apr 20

From Scottish Tourism Alliance  Current situation overview MGS announced details of and opened two new funds to support museums and galleries on 08/04/2020. An Urgent Respo ...

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Press statement: Tourism industry responds to Scottish Government announcement of further support for businesses

Date of article: Wed 15 Apr 20

Tourism industry responds to Scottish Government announcement of further support for businesses The Scottish Government has today announced a package of around £220 million of fu ...

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Scottish Government Business Support Fund Update

Date of article: Wed 15 Apr 20

Fife Council are now processing claims for £10k and £25k business grants. If you know of a business who has not yet applied, they can have a look at this handy FAQs page https:/ ...

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Updated guidance on Coronavirus Employee Retention Scheme

Date of article: Wed 15 Apr 20

The Treasury has now published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in response to many questions which have been feeding in to t ...

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Learn @ Home with HIT Scotland App

Date of article: Wed 15 Apr 20

As a charity for the hospitality industry in Scotland, HIT's aim is to encourage the development of anyone working or studying in the sector.  The organisation has now updated ...

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Scottish Government: Additional Support for Business

Date of article: Wed 15 Apr 20

Second phase of funding to protect against the effects of COVID-19. Around £220 million of further grants are being made available for businesses - including the recently self-em ...

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Covid-19 Jobs Support

Date of article: Wed 15 Apr 20

If you are seeking work, there are immediate job opportunities across the region in essential & sudden growth sectors including the NHS, supermarkets, home deliveries, take-aw ...

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New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreak

Date of article: Tue 14 Apr 20

Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak: ...

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JOB FINDING SERVICE FOR TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY WORKERS

Date of article: Mon 13 Apr 20

A new free-to-use jobs portal to help workers from the tourism and hospitality sectors who have found themselves displaced as a result of the COVID-19 situation has been launched. ...

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Online Bowhouse Market Place

Date of article: Mon 13 Apr 20

Bowhouse Link is an online Bowhouse Market place where you will find all your favourite and trusted Bowhouse traders. Bowhouse is a place for making, a hub of local food and drink ...

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#loveFifelater

Date of article: Fri 10 Apr 20

Following the lead of VisitScotland, we've produced an inspirational and emotional video to showcase our beautiful region, loved by so many. In the video we encourage people not to ...

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Coronavirus Information Hub: Scotland Food & Drink

Date of article: Fri 10 Apr 20

Over the last few weeks Scotland Food & Drink, alongside industry partners, government and individual businesses, has worked through a number of key priorities. They have dev ...

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COVID-19 – Guidance for Food Business Operators and Their Employees

Date of article: Fri 10 Apr 20

Vital guidance has been developed to supplement generic guidance for consumers and food businesses which has been published by Food Standards Scotland and on the Gov.uk website. To ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme Webinars

Date of article: Fri 10 Apr 20

These webinars provides guidance on the Job Retention Scheme which will help support businesses and employers dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19 – including furloughed ...

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Hospitality Industry Government Support Update & Live Q&A

Date of article: Fri 10 Apr 20

Hospitality Industry Government Support Update & Live Q&A with UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls Join UK Hospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls for an updat ...

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Event Sector hit by COVID-19 call offs

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

From VisitScotland: The events and festivals sector in Scotland continues to be hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with hundreds of events having already been cancelled or postpone ...

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VisitScotland: Covid-19 Industry impact & Insights

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

From VisitScotland:  Whilst the situation around COVID-19 does seem like it will continue for some time and it’s had a hugely damaging effect on our tourism and events industry ...

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Summary note of the STA Council Meeting 8 April 2020

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

Attendees Fergus Ewing MSP           Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism   STA Council Emma McQuillan – Caravan and Motorhome Club Ken Bramham – Scot ...

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HMRC Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Q & As

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

HMRC has made a Q & A log available which may offer you more clarity around areas which you have questions on in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Click here ...

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Free of charge ecommerce technology launched to help hoteliers continue to trade during lockdown

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

Cheshire-based software company, Hop Software, has developed a free-of-charge online shop to enable hotels across the UK to provide a click, collect and delivery food and drink se ...

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Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

Use this service to tell us how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus. The support needed includes things like: medical testing equipment medica ...

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Award win for Fife distillery’s single malt

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

Kingsbarns Distillery’s flagship single malt, Dream to Dram, has been announced as the ‘Best Scotch Lowlands Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards 2020 The light and flo ...

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Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the current rate of SSP that they pay to current or former employees for periods of sickness starting on or ...

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The Drinks Trust COVID 19 Relief Fund

Date of article: Tue 7 Apr 20

The Drinks Trust COVID 19 Relief Fund is open to people who have lost their job and/or income as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Applicants will be subject to one of the follow ...

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Scottish Business Resilience Covid-19 Webinar

Date of article: Tue 7 Apr 20

Webinar: Scottish businesses in fight against impact of Covid-19 - Progress Update The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), along with some of Scotland’s’ top business ...

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The Open in 2020 to be Cancelled - St Andrews Moved to 2022

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021. The Open was due to b ...

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

VisitScotland have sent a virtual hug to fans of Scotland, near and far, with a heart-warming film asking them to dream about visiting now, but to travel later. The short film has ...

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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the tourism industry

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

During this unprecedented period, it's important that we keep an eye on what our competitors are doing, how the industry is reacting and the sentiment and behaviours of our target ...

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Business Gateway Webinars

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

Business Gateway have some great topical webinars coming up over the next couple of weeks: 07/04/20 - 3pm Covid-19 Accessing Finance with Norrie Cook  https://www.bgateway.com/ev ...

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HERITAGE EMERGENCY FUND

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50 million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The UK-wide ...

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Business Gateway Online Tutorial - How to get your business through the current emergency

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

How to get your business through the current emergency Businesses across the country are all adapting to new, unprecedented circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 epidemic. There i ...

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MGS announces new funds to support Scotland's most vulnerable museums and galleries and to support digital and home working

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

Museums Galleries Scotland is pleased to announce £700,000 of Scottish Government funding will be used to establish an Urgent Response Fund to support museums and galleries critic ...

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Innovation Fund now open

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emer ...

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Coronavirus Business Support at a Glance

Date of article: Tue 24 Mar 20

During this difficult time, we have created a page with useful advice for tourism businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. The information will be regulary updated here: Coro ...

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