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Bowhouse Market Weekends return for Fifers

Date of article: Wed 3 Mar 21

Returning with a series of market weekends throughout 2021, Bowhouse’s Market Weekend will open its doors for Fife makers on 13th and 14th March, giving Fifers the opportunity ...

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First Minister statement: Exit from lockdown could be 'accelerated'

Date of article: Wed 3 Mar 21

The First Minister has given hope that lockdown exit could be accelerated in her statement to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon saying that she ...

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Safe Travels Stamp - Good To Go

Date of article: Mon 1 Mar 21

UK businesses registered ‘We’re Good to Go’ get global ‘Safe Travels’ stamp VisitBritain has announced that tourism businesses in the UK registered to the We’re Good t ...

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Celebrating local produce

Date of article: Wed 24 Feb 21

An initiative to help drive projects that celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink has reopened for applications. The Scotland Food & Drink Partnershi ...

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First Minister announces details of Scotland's route out of lockdown

Date of article: Tue 23 Feb 21

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced the outline of a reopening plan for Scotland's economy this afternoon. Speaking to ...

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VisitScotland Quality Assurance Support

Date of article: Tue 23 Feb 21

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on Scottish tourism and with restrictions still in place, there is still uncertainty on what the coming season will look like. The vaccine rol ...

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Your chance to help improve Falkland Estate as a place to visit!

Date of article: Mon 22 Feb 21

Over the past year, Falkland Estate has welcomed more visitors than ever before. They're delighted that more people are enjoying this beautiful place, but are also aware that addit ...

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PROVISIONAL date for your diary - STA Virtual Conference 2021!

Date of article: Fri 19 Feb 21

Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) are not able to host the Scottish Tourism Month activity that they normally would this year, however, the team have been working hard behind the sce ...

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Legislation for licensing scheme withdrawn from Scottish Parliament

Date of article: Fri 19 Feb 21

Legislation for a short-term lets licensing scheme has been withdrawn from the Scottish Parliament to allow for draft guidance to be developed.   A stakeholder working group has ...

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Local Authority Discretionary Fund

Date of article: Fri 19 Feb 21

The purpose of this fund is to provide a one-off grant of £3,000 to businesses in Fife experiencing immediate financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions and reg ...

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Non-domestic rates relief extended

Date of article: Wed 17 Feb 21

Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses will pay no rates during 2021-22 under proposals outlined yesterday. It is one of a series of measures proposed by Finance Sec ...

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Parliamentary Statement - Tuesday 16 February 2021

Date of article: Tue 16 Feb 21

Key points from the parliamentary statement given by the First Minister on Tuesday 16 February 2021.   The core stay at home requirement will remain in place until at least th ...

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StAnza marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union with a focus on languages from the former Eastern Bloc

Date of article: Tue 16 Feb 21

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival will mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union as a political unit with a focus on languages from countries of the f ...

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Highly anticipated Jack Vettriano exhibition now to be held in 2022

Date of article: Tue 16 Feb 21

Uncertainty over when social distancing and travel restrictions will be lifted has forced OnFife to postpone the much-anticipated Jack Vettriano: The Early Years exhibition until 2 ...

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STERG Scenario Programme

Date of article: Fri 12 Feb 21

The Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) wants to help you plan during these uncertain times and has created a scenario planning toolkit to do just that. The purpos ...

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Industry funding

Date of article: Fri 12 Feb 21

At the end of last year, the Scottish Government announced that tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland were to benefit from a £104.3 million Scottish Government packag ...

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Support for Bed and Breakfasts Paying Council Tax Grant

Date of article: Fri 12 Feb 21

This fund will provide bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) that pay council tax, but not non-domestic rates, with financial support equivalent to the Strategic Framework Business Fund Le ...

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Scotland Reconnect 2021 registration

Date of article: Thu 11 Feb 21

Several hundred Scottish tourism businesses will have the chance to connect and do business with tour operators and travel agents from around the globe. Scotland Reconnect 2021,  ...

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Quarantine hotels

Date of article: Wed 10 Feb 21

Reducing the spread of COVID-19 All arrivals to Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area must book and pay for managed isolation in quarantine hotels to help protect against t ...

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All international travellers required to enter hotel quarantine from Monday

Date of article: Tue 9 Feb 21

Scottish Transport Secretary, Michael Mathieson announced to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon that all international arrivals in Scotland will be required to enter hotel quar ...

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Bounce back loan borrowers can delay repayments by extra six months

Date of article: Tue 9 Feb 21

Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans. The UK government a ...

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Scottish Enterprise launches Fair Work Employer Support Tool

Date of article: Tue 9 Feb 21

Scottish Enterprise, on behalf of the Scottish Government, has launched a Fair Work Employer Support tool providing practical support and advice to help companies navigate throug ...

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Fife Council’s Trade Development Programme - Food & Drink

Date of article: Fri 5 Feb 21

Fife Council have funding available for Food and drink businesses in Fife to take part in Scotland’s Speciality Food Show – an exciting new online event which starts this week ...

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Tay Cities Food & Drink Expo 2021

Date of article: Fri 5 Feb 21

We are delighted to announce this year's Tay Cities Food & Drink Expo is taking place on the 15th & 16th March.This B2B event is a fantastic opportunity to introduce farmer ...

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Celebrate a virtual Valentine’s thanks to these Scottish businesses

Date of article: Fri 5 Feb 21

While a romantic getaway in Scotland might not be possible this Valentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean couples can’t still fall in love with the country’s stunning scenery or ...

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Free membership to Food from Fife

Date of article: Fri 5 Feb 21

In a bid to support food, drink and hospitality businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, regional food group Food from Fife is offering free membership to any food or drink rela ...

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STERG webinar survey results

Date of article: Fri 5 Feb 21

On Wednesday 27 January, VisitScotland welcomed 250 Scottish tourism businesses online to join them for a webinar sharing the results from the recent Scottish Tourism Emergency Res ...

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Seafood sector support

Date of article: Wed 3 Feb 21

A new £7.75 million funding package will offer support to fishermen, seafood businesses and ports and harbours threatened by the ongoing effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU E ...

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First Minister announces "managed quarantine" for anyone arriving in Scotland

Date of article: Wed 3 Feb 21

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced details of the Scottish Government's plans to extend quarantine beyond the proposed four nation ...

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Valentine’s inspiration from Fife

Date of article: Tue 2 Feb 21

The Harbour Café Valentine’s Hamper For discerning foodies nothing says “I love you” like a big plate of lobster spaghetti (think Lady & The Tramp!) Great British Menu ...

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Over £1 million funding available for Fife businesses to train staff

Date of article: Mon 1 Feb 21

Over £1 million is now available for Fife businesses to use to retrain and upskill their staff. It comes after the Scottish Government announced that a further £212,000 would be ...

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Levenmouth Rail Business Survey

Date of article: Fri 29 Jan 21

Levenmouth Task Group Business Survey Levenmouth Task Group are looking for ideas and advice from Levenmouth people/businesses about what needs to be done to prepare the community ...

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Sign up to East Neuk Now App

Date of article: Fri 29 Jan 21

Something New, Something Exciting, Something Positive... Times are complicated and difficult for communities. Solutions are challenging. If we are all to minimise the damage Covi ...

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Update from the Scottish Government on Tourism Support for Larger Self-Catering Premises, Exclusive Use Properties and B&Bs

Date of article: Wed 27 Jan 21

This note relates to grant payment support for large self-catering properties, exclusive use properties and B&Bs announced on 21 January 2021 by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural ...

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Launch of new training programme to support Scotland's food and drink businesses

Date of article: Wed 27 Jan 21

A new training initiative to help businesses in the food and drink sector has launched, with significant investment from the Scottish Government. A supplier development programme ...

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Industry Funding

Date of article: Wed 27 Jan 21

At the end of last year, the Scottish Government announced that tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland were to benefit from a £104.3 million Scottish Government packag ...

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Scottish Wedding Industry Fund

Date of article: Tue 26 Jan 21

A £25 million fund to support the wedding sector and its supply chain will open to applications this week. In recognition of the ongoing challenges faced by the sector, a further ...

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Much-loved artist’s light touch brings welcome glimmer of hope

Date of article: Tue 26 Jan 21

With their vibrant paintwork and luminous settings, they are the perfect pick-me-up for the dark days of winter and these travel-restricted times. Now seems the perfect moment to ...

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BOWHOUSE LINK: LOCAL SHOPPING SERVICE EXPANDED TO NORTH FIFE AND DUNDEE

Date of article: Fri 22 Jan 21

In response to growing demand for local food and drink, Bowhouse Link is expanding its delivery service from 1st February to those in North Fife and Dundee. Bowhouse Link bring ...

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Letter from Finance Secretary to businesses

Date of article: Thu 21 Jan 21

Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes MSP has today written to Scotland's business community to confirm the availability and timeline for funding support for various sectors. The followi ...

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