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Inclusive tourism - make a big difference through small changes

Date of article: Wed 4 Nov 20

Blog from Marina DiDuca, Inclusive Tourism Manager at VisitScotland  The tourism and events industry is undergoing one of the most challenging years in our lifetimes, following t ...

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Scotland's Events Recovery Fund

Date of article: Mon 2 Nov 20

EventScotland in conjunction with Scottish Government opened Scotland's Events Recovery Fund on Monday 2 November. The Fund is designed to help Scotland's events sector plan and de ...

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Factsheet: Kickstart Scheme

Date of article: Thu 29 Oct 20

On 2 September, the government officially launched the Kickstart Scheme which covers England, Scotland, and Wales (with funding made available for a similar scheme in Northern Ir ...

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Five-tier approach

Date of article: Thu 29 Oct 20

New strategic approach to managing COVID-19 UPDATED: 30 October Scotland's Strategic Framework - a five-level framework which will allow for a refreshed strategic approach to s ...

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Fife Represented in Top 100 Women In Tourism

Date of article: Wed 28 Oct 20

During what has been one of the most challenging years to date for the Scottish tourism industry, Women In Tourism today announce the 2020 Top 100 Women In Tourism. Following the i ...

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Expansion of hospitality provision

Date of article: Tue 27 Oct 20

Changes to current restrictions The new levels framework will increase the opportunity for hospitality businesses to operate during different levels of coronavirus (COVID-19) rest ...

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Adventure Tourism Week

Date of article: Tue 27 Oct 20

VisitScotland have joined forces with Wild Scotland and Sail Scotland to organise the inaugural Adventure Tourism Week from 16 – 20 November. The week aims to bring together m ...

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Make Your Mark in Volunteering – SURVEY

Date of article: Tue 27 Oct 20

I’m getting in touch to highlight a new survey launched by the Make Your Mark working group. Make Your Mark is a sector-led campaign currently under development which will aim ...

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Rare beef box introduced at Butchery at Bowhouse

Date of article: Tue 27 Oct 20

Rare breed beef from a herd recently introduced to Balcaskie Estate in Fife is now available from Butchery at Bowhouse. Lincoln Red is an ancient breed of cattle that, in the face ...

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Tourism Recovery Recommendations

Date of article: Mon 26 Oct 20

The Scottish Tourism Task Force (STRT) was formed as a short life working group, to provide independent recommendations for Scottish Ministers and the UK Government on the essentia ...

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Much needed funding for Creative sector in Fife

Date of article: Mon 26 Oct 20

OnFife has successfully secured £230,000 funding from the Creative Scotland Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund, part of the £12.5m relief fund for the arts and cultural sector. ...

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New strategic approach to managing COVID-19

Date of article: Mon 26 Oct 20

A five-level framework which will allow for a refreshed strategic approach to suppressing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks across Scotland has been published. Scotland's Strategic ...

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Hospitality restrictions extended

Date of article: Fri 23 Oct 20

COVID-19 restrictions extended The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced an extension to the temporary restrictions on hospitality businesses today (21 October) which will ...

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Save Our Jobs Campaign

Date of article: Fri 23 Oct 20

#SaveOurJobs #ScottishHospitality Some of the top names in Scottish hospitality have launched a new ‘Save Our Jobs’ campaign calling for urgent support from Westminster and Ho ...

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils extra support measures for businesses

Date of article: Fri 23 Oct 20

The Chancellor has today announced that the UK Government will significantly increase its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protect ...

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Preparing for a no deal Brexit

Date of article: Fri 23 Oct 20

With the end of the Brexit transition period looming, businesses must prepare for changes that will impact their business from January 2021. There continues to be uncertainty regar ...

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Survey: The Impact of the One Household Rule to Self-Catering in Scotland

Date of article: Fri 23 Oct 20

From Friday 25 September, people from more than one household (or extended household) must not stay in self-catered accommodation together while the current restrictions on indoor ...

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Scottish Agritourism Virtual Conference

Date of article: Wed 21 Oct 20

Scottish Agritourism formed officially as a sector body sitting within the umbrella of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, 3 months ago. A strong and motivated network with a shared goa ...

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UK and Ireland Market Research - COVID-19

Date of article: Wed 21 Oct 20

Following the UK level results published last week, we now have the Scotland specific results looking forward to holiday intentions over the November-March period as well as an ana ...

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COVID-19 Business Hardship Fund

Date of article: Tue 20 Oct 20

The Scottish Government has introduced a new temporary business support fund to provide one-off grants, restricted to types of business detailed below, who were directly impacted b ...

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EIAG Meeting Update October 2020

Date of article: Fri 16 Oct 20

The ninth meeting of the Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG) took place on Tuesday 13 October, with the Group continuing to examine the ongoing implications of COVID-19 on the eve ...

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Coronavirus restrictions fund

Date of article: Fri 16 Oct 20

The First Minister has announced further details of the £40M that the Scottish Government has earmarked to support employees and businesses impacted by the new restrictions and ...

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#GetYerKiltOn for St Andrews Day 2020: Appeal to Businesses

Date of article: Fri 16 Oct 20

The Fife Tourism Partnership are delighted to once again host #GetYerKiltOn; an exciting social media campaign to promote and celebrate St Andrew’s Day which takes place on Mond ...

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Scottish Hospitality Covid-19 Restrictions - Financial Impact Survey Results

Date of article: Fri 16 Oct 20

The Scottish Tourism Alliance conducted some research to gain further insights into the financial impact the introduction of new restrictions is likely to have predominantly on the ...

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Job Support Scheme

Date of article: Mon 12 Oct 20

The UK Government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions, the Ch ...

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Details of New £40m Support Package

Date of article: Mon 12 Oct 20

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has outlined details of a £40 million fund to help businesses affected by temporary restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector guidance - FAQs

Date of article: Fri 9 Oct 20

Latest Government advice - Frequently Asked Questions Supplementary guidance for the hospitality industry | COVID-19 The Scottish Government issued supplementary questions an ...

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STA Survey - Scottish Hospitality Covid-19 Restrictions **PLEASE TAKE 2 MINS TO COMPLETE**

Date of article: Thu 8 Oct 20

The STA is updating the Scottish Government on the financial impact of the new restrictions which were announced yesterday. It is vital that we have as much information as possibl ...

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Scottish Government offers further clarity on new restrictions

Date of article: Thu 8 Oct 20

Yesterday the First Minister announced that further restrictions would be introduced on a nationwide basis with other specific measures being introdu ...

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InvestFife - Business Barometer - October 2020

Date of article: Thu 8 Oct 20

InvestFife would like to gauge the current position of your business, as we move through the Covid 19 pandemic stages and incrementally, towards Brexit. This will help them shape a ...

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Scottish Museum present Brand New Web App

Date of article: Thu 8 Oct 20

The Scottish Fisheries Museum have a brand-new web app to Enhance your visit to the museum. Enhance your journey to this coastal treasure trove through the main app feature, the v ...

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New COVID-19 restrictions

Date of article: Wed 7 Oct 20

New COVID-19 restrictions will come into force on Friday 9 October until 25 October. These include restrictions on opening hours and selling alcohol across Scotland, with stricter ...

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First Minister addresses speculation around 'circuit breaker' lockdown

Date of article: Wed 7 Oct 20

Scotland's First Minister addressed mounting speculation around an imminent 'circuit breaker' lockdown in her media briefing today, saying "We are not proposing another lockdown at ...

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WTM Virtual 2020

Date of article: Tue 6 Oct 20

Trade visitor registration for WTM Virtual is now open, to get access to the event there will be a registration fee of £34. Register NOW and use the early-bird offer of £25 (+VAT ...

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Escape the Everyday

Date of article: Mon 5 Oct 20

UK-wide campaign launches to boost domestic breaks through autumn and winter A new UK-wide campaign to encourage people to take a domestic break during autumn and winter has been ...

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Latest Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group Meeting

Date of article: Mon 5 Oct 20

The STERG met this morning and discussed the following items: - Recent Government announcements and updated SG Guidelines - Engagement process, communication and implications - To ...

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CareerScope launches to support those who have lost jobs or looking for work

Date of article: Mon 5 Oct 20

Launched this week, this new free service will support those within hospitality, leisure and tourism who’ve either lost their jobs or are struggling to find work. Its aim is to ...

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Fife theatres to light up red in support of live events industry

Date of article: Fri 2 Oct 20

Fife theatres will be lit up in red on Wednesday evening to show support for the live events industry. The switch-on at OnFife venues is part of Red Alert – Stand as One, a glob ...

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StAnza poetry festival going digital for 2021

Date of article: Fri 2 Oct 20

Fife’s international poetry festival has announced it is going digital next year. St Andrews-based StAnza is taking its annual festival online in March in light of the ongoing C ...

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'Navigating the New Normal' - VisitScotland publishes post-COVID19 tourism consumer trends

Date of article: Wed 30 Sep 20

VisitScotland has published its latest trends paper 'Navigating the New Normal – Post-COVID19 Tourism Consumer Trends' which reveals that convenience, reassurance, value, inspira ...

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