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Self-Catering and B&B Support

Date of article: Thu 21 Jan 21

Scottish Government statement Details of support for larger self-catering properties and B&Bs paying council tax have been confirmed by Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing. The £ ...

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Industry funding - VisitScotland

Date of article: Wed 20 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 Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) Report Card

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

The STERG has published its report card detailing the key activity and outputs of the group since its inception. At a glance... A single coordinated approach to support and pro ...

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Scottish Enterprise: Making it Easier to Access Business Support

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

FindBusinessSupport.gov.uk is a service that helps Scottish businesses find the public sector support they need. A team at Scottish Enterprise is making some changes to the site ...

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Scotland Reconnect 2021

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

After VisitScotland's first virtual travel trade event Scotland Reconnect 2020 last November, Scotland Reconnect 2021 will take place on 27 – 29 April 2021.  Last year’s ...

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No changes to current lockdown measures

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

The First Minister confirmed in her Ministerial Statement to the Scottish Parliament yesterday afternoon that current lockdown measures will stay in place across mainland Scotland ...

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Economic Development FBM Update Issue 13

Date of article: Tue 19 Jan 21

The 13th issue of Fife Business Matters Newsletter is now available – showcasing all the fantastic efforts of our businesses across Fife, including some “news in brief” cove ...

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Sector & Destination Operational and Market Readiness Fund (COVID-19)

Date of article: Tue 19 Jan 21

The Sector & Destination Operational and Market Readiness Fund has been established to specifically support established Scottish Tourism Sector Groups and Destination Organ ...

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Travel Corridors Suspended

Date of article: Mon 18 Jan 21

Changes to travel restrictions following new COVID-19 variant. Following identification of a new variant of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil, the Scottish Government will impose a ...

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Takeaways - no indoor entry

Date of article: Mon 18 Jan 21

On Wednesday (13 January) the First Minister announced further measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and limit non-essential contact will be introduced this weekend. From S ...

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Business Surgeries & Digital Advice

Date of article: Mon 18 Jan 21

Information from VisitScotland.org    Advice and support on a range of topics Our business surgeries have been designed as an opportunity for businesses to speak with their In ...

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Artists’ residencies provide plenty of room for creativity

Date of article: Thu 14 Jan 21

Three online artists’ residencies have been launched to help people rediscover their creative side during lockdown. Each of the residencies – hosted by OnFife (Fife Cultural T ...

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR FIFE’S FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES TO SHOWCASE PRODUCTS VIRTUALLY FOR ONE YEAR

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Fife Council Economic Development has funding available through its Trade Development Programme for Fife-based food and drink businesses to promote their goods and services to buye ...

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Strengthening lockdown restrictions

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Measures to maximise the impact of lockdown. Further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit non-essential contact will be introduced this weekend. N ...

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Three Fife Businesses Finalists in National Awards

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Balgove Larder is amongst three Fife businesses to have been named as finalists in the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2020.   Three of the six Scottish businesses included in the ...

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DigitalBoost Development Grant

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Update (14:00 12th Jan 2021): The current levels of applications are in excess of the available budget for the DigitalBoost Development Grant, therefore new registrations have bee ...

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Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

Welcome to the Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme The industry is going through one of its greatest challenges in living memory. One of the ways it will recover ...

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Expressions of interest for Pivotal Event Business Fund to reopen

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

On the 15 December 2020, EventScotland launched the £6 million Pivotal Event Businesses Fund to support those event businesses which are critical to Scotland’s events sector, an ...

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Extending support for hospitality, retail and leisure

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

January grants top-up announced A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level four restrictio ...

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Rural tourism infrastructure projects to receive share of £3m funding

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

More than a dozen popular tourist sites across Scotland are to receive just over £3m in funding for projects to enhance the visitor experience.   Thirteen projects across the c ...

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Pre-Departure Coronavirus Testing

Date of article: Fri 8 Jan 21

New public health requirements. Passengers travelling to Scotland from abroad will be required to have proof of a negative test taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel. The new ...

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Bowhouse Recycling Christmas Trees for Carbon Capture Compost

Date of article: Thu 7 Jan 21

In Britain each Christmas, figures show that only 10% of Christmas trees are recycled. Bowhouse is offering a free service to recycle Christmas trees by chipping it and then compo ...

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Stay at Home

Date of article: Mon 4 Jan 21

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced from midnight tonight (4 January) for the duration of January, a legal requirement to stay at home except for essential purposes. T ...

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Scottish Government Protection Levels Campaign

Date of article: Mon 4 Jan 21

The Scottish Government has released a new campaign, The COVID-19 Protection Levels Campaign, to communicate the new restrictions as mainland Scotland was placed under level four ...

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New fund to support marine and outdoor tourism

Date of article: Mon 28 Dec 20

Adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland will be able to apply for a share of a new £2.5 million fund to help them prepare for the 2021 visitor season. The Marine and ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework Business Fund

Date of article: Mon 28 Dec 20

FIFE MOVED TO LEVEL 4 ON 26TH DECEMBER. BUSINESSES THAT ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT AT LEVEL 4 SHOULD NOT APPLY BEFORE 26TH DECEMBER. BUSINESSES THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED ...

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Historic Environment Scotland Sites

Date of article: Mon 28 Dec 20

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that all of mainland Scotland will be moving to COVID protection level 4, at a minute past midnight on Saturday 26 December, Hist ...

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£104 MILLION TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY LIFELINE

Date of article: Mon 21 Dec 20

Targeted support package for key sectors. Tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland are to benefit from a £104.3 million package of support in the New Year. The funding ...

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Your Questions Answered

Date of article: Mon 21 Dec 20

We understand that there have been many changes to guidance, and it can be hard to keep up. The answers are out there, and VisitScotland have compiled a list of the most asked que ...

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Level four - what does it mean?

Date of article: Mon 21 Dec 20

From Boxing Day (00.01 on 26 December) level four measures came into force for all of mainland Scotland, including the closure of non-essential retail and hospitality. These restr ...

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Christmas Restrictions Tightened

Date of article: Sat 19 Dec 20

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced today (Saturday 19 December) a tightening to the previously announced relaxation of restrictions for the Christmas period in Scotla ...

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VisitScotland / Digital Boost webinars

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

In partnership with Digital Boost and Business Gateway, VisitScotland is offering a series of webinars aimed at supporting the Scottish tourism industry, providing support and ad ...

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Furlough and loan schemes

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021 with the UK Government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages – giving businesses and employees across the U ...

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Fife Golf Festival 2021

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

Fife Golf are launching the Fife Golf Fest 21 campaign that will run from March to October in 2021. The campaign, run in conjunction with Fife Council and Welcome to Fife, will of ...

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STERG COVID-19 full industry survey - November 2020 | Results overview

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

In October 2020, STERG requested that a full industry survey be undertaken to ascertain the following: To establish the effect of the past seven months on businesses within t ...

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Check in Scotland Launches

Date of article: Wed 16 Dec 20

Check In Scotland is a way to collect the contact details of people who visit pub, bars, restaurants and cafes, that's designed to work with NHS Scotland's Test and Protect. Click ...

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Foraging Fortnight launches legacy of resources to encourage future foragers

Date of article: Wed 16 Dec 20

A series of guides and films to encourage increased responsible foraging in Scotland has been launched by LEADER, following the successful Foraging Fortnight project.   The fre ...

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NatureScot launches new green recovery fund

Date of article: Wed 16 Dec 20

Community groups, charities and NGOs are being encouraged to apply for a new £200,000 fund to support Scotland’s green recovery, launched by NatureScot. The NatureScot Better ...

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Pivotal Events Business Fund announcement

Date of article: Tue 15 Dec 20

The Scottish Government has today (15 December) announced new funding of £13 million to provide further support for the events sector in Scotland, much of which has been unable to ...

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Brexit Support

Date of article: Mon 14 Dec 20

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. This process is often known as 'Brexit'. We're now in a transition period, also known as the implementation period. Whilst the f ...

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