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Financial Support Update

Date of article: Tue 2 Jun 20

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced changes to the UK-wide Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Self-Employment Income ...

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Marketing tips for tourism businesses as lockdown eases

Date of article: Tue 2 Jun 20

From VisitScotland Even though your customers may not be able to visit now, they still want to be inspired and know you are there. In our top tips webinar on how to keep marketin ...

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Dashboard of target dates for Scottish Government to publish sectoral guidance

Date of article: Mon 1 Jun 20

The Scottish Government has announced that it will publish guidance for re-opening for tourism and hospitality businesses by 18 June.  This will link to more detailed guidance fo ...

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Survey to complete if your RV is above £51k!

Date of article: Fri 29 May 20

If you run a hotel, pub, restaurant or visitor attraction with a rateable value above £51k, please can you complete the following survey so that findings can be presented back to ...

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Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) Publishes Updated Action Plan

Date of article: Fri 29 May 20

The Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) has published the final phases of its National Action Plan focusing on a safe re-opening ...

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Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery - Episode 3 is available now!

Date of article: Fri 29 May 20

TUNE INTO TOURISM The latest episode of ‘Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery’ podcast series is available to listen to NOW! In this episode, host Julia Sutherland is joi ...

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COVID-19 RECOVERY PHASES IN SCOTLAND

Date of article: Thu 28 May 20

Though we haven't been able to explore our beautiful country for the last few months, nothing has been able to stop us from dreaming about the trips we want to take someday soon! W ...

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LOCKDOWN BEGINS TO EASE IN PHASE ONE

Date of article: Thu 28 May 20

Physical distancing and staying at home still key to tackling COVID-19 Changes to Scotland’s lockdown restrictions have been confirmed today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. ...

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The "New Normal" for Hospitality Survey

Date of article: Thu 28 May 20

Please spare 5 minutes to take part in a survey from Montgomery 1895 on consumer attitudes towards hospitality businesses opening in July. The results will be influential on ensu ...

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ScotRail urges customers to play their part and cover their face while travelling

Date of article: Thu 28 May 20

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement of the route-map for exiting lockdown and the further Transport Transition Plan announced b ...

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Sector guidance for easing lockdown

Date of article: Thu 28 May 20

New guidance has been published for retailers and manufacturers to consider how people can safely return to work, with updated guidance for construction to publish later in the wee ...

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Getting back to work - How to thrive in a post-COVID-19 world

Date of article: Wed 27 May 20

Impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak  While some companies are obviously still deeply concerned for their survival, others are pivoting their production to look at new markets an ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): retail sector guidance

Date of article: Wed 27 May 20

Guidance for the retail sector including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist. This guidance is for the retail sector in Scotland. It comes into ef ...

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STERG NATIONAL ACTION PLAN

Date of article: Wed 27 May 20

Rebuilding Scotland's tourism industry together Scottish tourism is facing up to its biggest challenge ever with Coronavirus impacting the entire industry.   It is expected that ...

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George keeps his passion for St Andrews alive during lockdown!

Date of article: Mon 25 May 20

George McKenna, 77 years of age, was born in Glasgow and moved to Coatbridge when he was 12 years old. He is a Joiner to trade and became a building site manager and, before his re ...

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Spaces for People: Making essential travel and exercise safer during Covid-19

Date of article: Mon 25 May 20

Spaces for People is a new, temporary infrastructure programme in Scotland which offers funding and support to make it safer for people who choose to walk, cycle or wheel for essen ...

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Themed Years update – Year of Coasts and Waters

Date of article: Mon 25 May 20

Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 had just set sail on an exciting journey filled with events, activity and fantastic partnership promotion before the arrival of Covid-19 ...

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Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery Episode 2 is available now!

Date of article: Fri 22 May 20

Join TUNE INTO TOURISM for up to 30 minutes during your daily outdoor exercise or when you're looking for an escape. We'll bring you the latest in travel news, insights and market ...

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Route map for moving out of lockdown

Date of article: Fri 22 May 20

A route map setting out a phased approach to easing lockdown restrictions while still suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19) has been published. You can view the document here.  The ...

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UK Government Launches Guidance for Retailers and Restaurants

Date of article: Fri 22 May 20

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for businesses in England which are designed to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK un ...

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From Messenger Bike to Online Shopping

Date of article: Wed 20 May 20

100-Year-Old Family Business Adapts And Delivers Over 7,000 Home Deliveries   With the temporary closure of their seven shops and cafes in late March, 100-year-old family bakery ...

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The R&A Launches Covid-19 Fund

Date of article: Wed 20 May 20

The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund to help golf deal with the impact of the pandemic £7 million funding package Aimed at national associations and other affiliated bodies in Gr ...

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Outwith Festival 2020 Cancelled

Date of article: Wed 20 May 20

After extensive consultation with national bodies and the local authority, Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival organisers have taken the very difficult decision to announce that it wi ...

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WTM Responsible Tourism Awards

Date of article: Tue 19 May 20

Recognising those who have taken responsibility and addressed the challenge of COVID-19 challenge. The ambition of the family of WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards has always be ...

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EXCEEDING VISITOR EXPECTATIONS WEBINAR SERIES

Date of article: Tue 19 May 20

VisitScotland in partnership with ASVA moves popular course from the classroom to online VisitScotland and the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) has adapted their ...

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INTERFACE OFFERS ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Date of article: Tue 19 May 20

Could academic support help you diversify or reimagine your tourism product? Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industry has been severely d ...

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Tourism St Andrews shares new stunning photo album

Date of article: Tue 19 May 20

“ #StAndrewsWillWait – an album of lockdown memories of St Andrews”   Tourism St Andrews has been working with local photographer Marta Droszkowska Raynor and is delighted ...

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COVID-19: LINKS TO SUPPORT FOR TOWNS & IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS

Date of article: Tue 19 May 20

This document signposts to key sources of support and advice relevant to towns, city-districts and communities in order to help the custodians of Scotland’s places respond to t ...

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Business support during Mental Health Awareness week 18 -24th May 2020

Date of article: Tue 19 May 20

“Kindness” has been announced as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 18 – 24 May 2020, in response to the coronavirus outbreak. If you have any posts demonstrating l ...

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Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak

Date of article: Tue 19 May 20

Current Scottish Government advice remains that businesses whose work is not essential to tackling Coronavirus should not be reopening. However, for businesses that are currently o ...

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SCOTTISH THISTLE AWARDS PROGRAMME FOR 2020/21 CANCELLED

Date of article: Mon 18 May 20

Given the current situation with Covid19, a decision has been taken by VisitScotland, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA), Aberdeen City & Shire Tou ...

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Market intelligence report

Date of article: Mon 18 May 20

VisitScotland have currently paused proactive paid for marketing activity so they are constantly looking at travel trends to allow themselves and the industry to know when we can ...

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Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Date of article: Thu 14 May 20

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant. Check if you ...

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The launch of Butchery at Bowhouse

Date of article: Thu 14 May 20

A new butchery has opened at Bowhouse, the space for artisan food and drink producers in Fife. Butcher, Sophie Cumber, is sourcing beef, lamb and game from Balcaskie Estate, where ...

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Grant Support Update

Date of article: Thu 14 May 20

From mid-morning on Thursday 14 May 2020 the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund will reopen for new applications. We would like to thank businesses for their applications for the ...

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Digital routes to market for food and drink producers

Date of article: Wed 13 May 20

This support offers a series of online workshops, including 1-2-1 advice, for food and drink producers who want to develop the online aspect of their business and find new markets ...

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Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery

Date of article: Tue 12 May 20

New weekly podcast starts Friday 15 May The Tune into Tourism team recognise that the last few months will undoubtedly have been the most difficult experienced to date as a touri ...

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FURLOUGH SCHEME EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER

Date of article: Tue 12 May 20

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020). The key points of the briefing ...

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Protocols for the safe reopening of hospitality venues

Date of article: Tue 12 May 20

UKHospitality is set to publish a series of protocols aimed at supporting the safe reopening of hospitality venues.   The trade body has been working with members and others to ...

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Keeping It Local: Family Grocer David’s Kitchen Championing Local Farmers Son

Date of article: Tue 12 May 20

During the current lockdown fewer things are more important than the food we eat and the people who are working so hard to get it to us. Auchtertool producer Peter Mitchell of The ...

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