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Toolkit to help your business reopen safely

Date of article: Fri 23 Apr 21

You can find all the latest support and advice for businesses in Scotland, including the latest workplace guidance at findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus To support businesse ...

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Responsible visitor guide

Date of article: Wed 21 Apr 21

Helping visitors enjoy Scotland responsibly As we look to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions being eased and tourism reopening, we’ve come together with organisations across S ...

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Guidance on collection of customer and visitor contact details

Date of article: Wed 21 Apr 21

The Scottish Government has updated guidance on the collection of customer data, in advance of reopenings, to request the collection of the name and contact details for every visi ...

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Clarity on physical distancing within hospitality premises

Date of article: Wed 21 Apr 21

The First Minister confirmed that there is no change to physical distancing within hospitality premises, stating at today's briefing; “Contrary to some suggestions that ...

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Further relaxation of restrictions across Scotland

Date of article: Tue 20 Apr 21

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has confirmed that tourist accommodation and hospitality venues can begin to reopen as planned from Monday 26 April. Scotland will move into le ...

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Tourism and hospitality guidance 2021

Date of article: Mon 19 Apr 21

Get Tourism Ready The Scottish Government's proposed timetable for the easing of restrictions pinpoints 26 April as the date when the tourism sector can begin to reopen. As we ge ...

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Get Tourism Ready webinar

Date of article: Fri 16 Apr 21

On Tuesday 13 April over 350 tourism professionals tuned in to VisitScotland's latest 'Get Tourism Ready' webinar to hear about consumer insights, marketing Scotland and industry s ...

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Covid 19: Local protection levels

Date of article: Wed 14 Apr 21

A reminder of Scotland's Strategic Framework Protection Levels and what you can and can't do. Mainland Scotland and some islands are at Level 4. Some islands are at Level 3.  ...

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First Minister announces early easing of travel restrictions

Date of article: Wed 14 Apr 21

Scotland's First Minister has announced an early easing of travel restrictions on travel within and to Scotland from England and Wales at an unschedu ...

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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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