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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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Short Term Lets Consultation Report Published

Date of article: Fri 11 Dec 20

The Scottish Government has now published a report on its 2020 consultation on the definition of short-term lets and detailed proposals for the licensing scheme and control areas. ...

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Latest COVID-19 funding

Date of article: Wed 9 Dec 20

Money for business support and vaccine programme More than £1.8 billion of extra funding has been allocated to tackling the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland. It cove ...

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Latest Lockdown Levels

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

Nicola Sturgeon outlined the latest lockdown levels to the Scottish Parliament, announcing that: All level 4 areas in Scotland go down to level 3 Inverclyde, Falkirk and Angus ...

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Data upskilling scheme for the city region

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

Are you looking to upskill your staff? Our small grants of between £500 and £5,000 will help future proof your workforce by ensuring your staff have the tools, skills and confide ...

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Business Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s Event Industry Supply Chain

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

VisitScotland’s Events Directorate is conducting a second online survey of the event industry supply chain to gather further vital information on the ongoing impact of COVID-19 ...

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Adventure Tourism Week follow-up

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

VisitScotland, Wild Scotland and Sail Scotland joined forces to bring you Adventure Tourism Week from 16 – 20 November. The week brought together (virtually) marine, activity, wi ...

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Guidance - FAQs Answered

Date of article: Mon 7 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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Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Cafe - Invitation to Tender

Date of article: Mon 7 Dec 20

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust are looking for anyone interested in the refurbishment and running of the cafe within the Harbourmasters House in Dysart. Fife Coast and Countrys ...

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Scottish Museum “Weathering the Storm” through funding success

Date of article: Thu 3 Dec 20

The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther have secured vital funds of over £100,000 through the Museum Galleries Scotland Recovery and Resilience Fund   This is part of a UK ...

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Joint agreement on festive period

Date of article: Thu 3 Dec 20

The Scottish Government has agreed a cautious and limited relaxation of the rules on household meetings to support people over the Christmas period. A maximum of three households ...

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Gift Kirkcaldy - Town Launches Gift Card

Date of article: Thu 3 Dec 20

Launching today (Thursday 3 December) is Kirkcaldy's very own gift card designed to encourage people to give the gift of choice and support local businesses across the town centre. ...

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Scotland Loves Local - Industry Support

Date of article: Wed 2 Dec 20

VisitScotland are working with partners across the country to amplify and inspire people living in Scotland to Love Local during the festive period. Alongside Scotland's Town ...

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Christmas Wrapped Up

Date of article: Wed 2 Dec 20

Despite the challenges of 2020, Scotland’s tourism industry has opened its doors and hearts to people across the country and VisitScotland believes now is the time to return the ...

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Santa Experiences Guidance

Date of article: Tue 1 Dec 20

Following advice from public health and a consideration against the four harms it has been decided that there is a need for clarity around the provision of Santa experiences. T ...

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Event confidence remains high

Date of article: Mon 30 Nov 20

Event-goers will return with confidence to live events in their droves when restrictions allow, according to new research published by the SEC and Ticketmaster. The UK-wide survey ...

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Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Tourism and Business Partnership Scheme

Date of article: Thu 26 Nov 20

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust's Tourism and Business Partnership Scheme is currently free for tourist related businesses to join, initially launched with a series of business br ...

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Four Nations Approach to Christmas

Date of article: Thu 26 Nov 20

Joint agreement on festive period The Scottish Government has agreed a cautious and limited relaxation of the rules on household meetings to support people over the Christmas peri ...

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Balgove Larder Butchery Team Accolades

Date of article: Wed 25 Nov 20

Taking training seriously, the butchery team at Balgove Larder have won two gongs at the Scottish Craft Butchers Training Awards 2020. Working hard to keep traditional butchery tra ...

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Scenario planning toolkit

Date of article: Wed 25 Nov 20

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 purpose ...

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Hamish McHamish Colouring Competition Winners Announced

Date of article: Wed 25 Nov 20

Canongate Primary School boasts two winners of Hamish McHamish colouring competition 'The Mouse’ from Hamish kids’ adventure book series is named!   To celebrate the rec ...

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Coronavirus Stakeholder Toolkit

Date of article: Tue 24 Nov 20

The Scottish Government’s Covid Protection Levels campaign has been updated to reflect the new travel regulations for Levels 3 and 4. https://scottishtourismalliance.co.uk/wp-co ...

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Food and Drink Recovery Plan announced

Date of article: Tue 24 Nov 20

A plan for smart recovery A joint, industry and Scottish Government programme for Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink sector. Recovering from Coronavirus and fuelling B ...

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One Million Words of Kindness

Date of article: Tue 24 Nov 20

St Andrew’s Day 2020 The Scottish Government is asking people across the country to recognise the value of connecting with and helping others by reaching out to friends, family, ...

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Jess Rose Young Pop-up launching at Bowhouse this winter

Date of article: Tue 24 Nov 20

With a background in some of the country’s most impressive restaurants, chef Jessica Young is to launch a new takeaway food pop-up at Fife’s Bowhouse, where she will showcase i ...

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Madras College Pupils Create Game for Popular Fife-Based App

Date of article: Fri 20 Nov 20

Fife Council’s Economic Development Service has launched a new Culture of Enterprise programme in a bid to develop the skills of the region’s young people and help them on th ...

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Monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on industry

Date of article: Thu 19 Nov 20

The Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) is conducting research with tourism businesses and suppliers to determine the impact COVID-19 has had on our industry via an o ...

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Tourism Declares Commitment

Date of article: Thu 19 Nov 20

VisitScotland have become the first national tourism organisation to join the Tourism Declares initiative setting out their commitment to responsible tourism and addressing climat ...

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Scotland Reconnect 2020

Date of article: Thu 19 Nov 20

Global tour operators and travel agents are linking with Scottish tourism businesses through a brand-new virtual event pilot entitled Scotland Reconnect 2020. From VisitScotland ...

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New Chair for Tourism St Andrews

Date of article: Mon 16 Nov 20

· Debbie MacCallum steps down as Chair of Tourism St Andrews after highly successful tenure leading the Local Tourist Association · New Chair appointed to lead Tourism St Andrew ...

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Productions such as Succession and Outlander bring multi-million boost to Tayside and Fife economy

Date of article: Mon 16 Nov 20

Film and television productions in Tayside and Fife brought more than £5 million to the region’s economy last year, a new study has found. The data from FifeScreen and TayScree ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework Business Fund

Date of article: Fri 13 Nov 20

Linked to Scotland’s Strategic Framework, grant support is available for businesses that are required to close by law every four weeks for as long as the restrictions last.  ...

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Get Yer Kilt On for St Andrew's Day 2020

Date of article: Wed 11 Nov 20

Communities across Scotland are being urged to celebrate Scotland’s national day on 30 November by wearing their kilt as part of the #GetYerKiltOn tourism initiati ...

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Fife COVID Protection Level Raised

Date of article: Tue 10 Nov 20

From 6am, Friday 13 November, coronavirus protection level 3 will apply to Fife. COVID protection level (tier) 3 advice and guidance can be found at https://www.gov.scot/publica ...

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Take part in Living Wage Week 2020

Date of article: Mon 9 Nov 20

You are invited to help celebrate – or learn more about – the real Living Wage movement this week (9-15 November) during Living Wage Week. The annual event, organised by L ...

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Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions launches FREE two-month membership offer

Date of article: Fri 6 Nov 20

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA), the body which represents the interests of the visitor attractions sector in Scotland, is offering attractions across the co ...

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Culture Collective Launches: New £1.5million initiative launches

Date of article: Fri 6 Nov 20

Deadline for Expressions of Interest:   A new £1.5million Scottish Government initiative launches today to establish a network of creative practitioners, organisations ...

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Industry guidance: weddings, receptions and funeral wakes in Scotland

Date of article: Fri 6 Nov 20

In order to minimise risk, venues providing wedding receptions and funeral wakes should comply with the following guidance which has been produced following discussion between memb ...

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Chancellor confirms extension of furlough until March

Date of article: Fri 6 Nov 20

Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme into Spring 2021, the Chancellor announced today, 5 Novembe ...

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