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Lang Toun leads the way in lockdown with ShopAppy

Date of article: Mon 11 May 20

KIRKCALDY businesses are the first in Scotland to trade online using the award-winning shopping platform ShopAppy thanks to new community initiative Love Oor Lang Toun.   ShopAp ...

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VisitScotland Announces Support Package for Tourism Destination and Sector Organisations Across Scotland

Date of article: Thu 7 May 20

VisitScotland today, Thursday 7th May 2020, launched the Tourism Destination and Sector Support Fund which will provide financial help to tourism destination and sector organisatio ...

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STA Council Meeting 5 May

Date of article: Thu 7 May 20

The STA Council Meeting took place on 5th May; this week's theme focused on thoughts around phased recovery and the issues and concerns associated with this, particularly from a de ...

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Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) publishes recovery tracker report

Date of article: Mon 4 May 20

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has published the results of Wave 1 of its Attractions Recovery Tracker with some key insights into how people are feeling a ...

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Supporting the Wildlife, Activity & Adventure Sector in Scotland during Covid-19 - Wild Scotland

Date of article: Fri 1 May 20

Wild Scotland is sending out an urgent request for feedback from members and the wider adventure tourism sector. This very important research will allow them to shape the support ...

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University Community Fund

Date of article: Fri 1 May 20

St Andrews University Community Fund will enable the University to listen to ideas, adapt to local needs, and provide financial support to deliver tangible benefits for the wider c ...

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£100 Million Fund Opens Today

Date of article: Thu 30 Apr 20

Applications open for lifeline support schemes at 2pm A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed peop ...

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Selecting the right platforms to run online classes

Date of article: Wed 29 Apr 20

During the Covid-19 lockdown, many instructors have been rushing to switch their face-to-face class into online formats. Business Gateway spoke to Sonia Rutherford and Sarah Johnso ...

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Fife Food & Drink Stockists, Deliveries, Takeaways

Date of article: Tue 28 Apr 20

Food from Fife have created a Facebook group to connect you with local food and drink businesses in Fife. You can join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/587510805193388 ...

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Businesses sign up to Scottish food and drink directory

Date of article: Tue 28 Apr 20

More than 140 Scottish food and drink businesses from sectors as diverse as brewers, dairies, seafood, and condiments have joined the supportlocal.scot directory ahead of its lau ...

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Chancellor announces the launch of 'bounce back loans'

Date of article: Tue 28 Apr 20

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced details of the launch of 'bounce back loans' yesterday.  The loans will be available for small businesses, up to £50,000, backed by a gover ...

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SCOTTISH TOURISM EMERGENCY RESPONSE GROUP (STERG)

Date of article: Tue 28 Apr 20

Based on previous experience dealing with the impacts of Foot and Mouth disease, Avian Flu and SARS, we’ve reactivated our tried and tested emergency planning process and held th ...

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The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

Date of article: Mon 27 Apr 20

The £5million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash gran ...

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BOWHOUSE LINK: ONLINE MARKET LAUNCHED CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS

Date of article: Mon 27 Apr 20

Based in the East Neuk of Fife, Bowhouse has developed a reputation as a place for making; a hub of local food and drink producers and traders.  A new online market place launche ...

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#ScotlandWillWait

Date of article: Fri 24 Apr 20

VisitScotland Business Events team know this is a tough time for our industry, partners, friends and thousands of their clients across the globe. Scotland is here to support and we ...

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REBUILDING SCOTLAND’S TOURISM INDUSTRY TOGETHER

Date of article: Fri 24 Apr 20

From VisitScotland.org Scottish tourism is facing up to its biggest challenge ever with Coronavirus impacting the entire industry. It's expected that the recovery will take some ...

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The best online content and free services to help boost hotel businesses during Covid-19

Date of article: Thu 23 Apr 20

The hospitality industry is proving it is one of resilience and generosity as it battles through the Covid-19 pandemic. A host of companies, from suppliers to the sector to agenci ...

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COVID-19 UPDATE | SMALL SHOOTS OF OPTIMISM

Date of article: Thu 23 Apr 20

As we move into week six of the lockdown, things continue to look very grim as we head toward the peak of this crisis. The tourism and events industry is struggling to see a way o ...

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#loveFifelater

Date of article: Wed 22 Apr 20

To keep Fife forefront in people’s minds whilst they can’t visit, we’ve created some video assets as part of a #loveFifelater campaign for you to use.  https://fifetourismp ...

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Support for the newly self-employed and firms suffering hardship to be paid in early May.

Date of article: Wed 22 Apr 20

Support for the newly self-employed and firms suffering hardship to be paid in early May.   Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed that grant funding for the newly self-emp ...

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Virtually Celebrate YCW2020

Date of article: Wed 22 Apr 20

From VisitScotland:  Our Themed Years team have been busy finding ways that the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 (YCW2020) can still be celebrated from home. While our visitors ca ...

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Date of article: Mon 20 Apr 20

From VisitScotland: At this difficult and uncertain time many businesses have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close, halt trading and do what they can from home. ...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update

Date of article: Mon 20 Apr 20

The updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live this morning, here is some information and links to help support you, direct from HMRC:   There’s now updated guidance  ...

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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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