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Scottish Tourism Action Group meeting - 27 August

Date of article: Fri 4 Sep 20

The last STERG meeting was held on Thursday 27th August. Key areas of discussion were: New Government Funding Packages Progress of the Scottish Tourism Recovery Task Force O ...

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The search is on for golf fans’ best links photos…

Date of article: Wed 2 Sep 20

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship celebrates links golf at its finest and is played over three of the greatest links courses in the world – the historic Old Course at St Andr ...

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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2020

Date of article: Wed 2 Sep 20

This year’s Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight takes place between 5 – 20 September and is all about those inspirational Scottish food and drink heroes who helped to not just ...

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Eat Out claim back

Date of article: Wed 2 Sep 20

If you have registered your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and offered scheme discounts to diners on Mondays to Wednesdays between 3 and 31 August, you can: cl ...

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Programme for Government 2020-21

Date of article: Wed 2 Sep 20

Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland Ensuring Scotland’s economic, health, and social recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the focus of this year’s Programme ...

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Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund

Date of article: Tue 1 Sep 20

A new £15 million Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund will provide critical support to a range of businesses such as art galleries, studio facilities, comedy venues, la ...

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Scottish Agritourism Destination Leaders Announced

Date of article: Tue 1 Sep 20

Leaders in Scottish Agritourism from around Scotland are set to help grow agritourism in their own region, working with local destination management groups and food groups to roll ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey Follow Up & Report

Date of article: Thu 27 Aug 20

Historic Environment Scotland designed an online survey to help understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for the historic environment sector in Scotland.  The survey, whic ...

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COVID-19 BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY FOR THE UK SELF-CATERING SECTOR

Date of article: Thu 27 Aug 20

SELF CATERING | ASSC SURVEY The Professional Association of Self-Caterers and ASSC have commissioned a survey to evaluate the effects of COVID-19 on the self-catering sector acro ...

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ATTRACTIONS | ASVA SURVEY

Date of article: Thu 27 Aug 20

ASVA would like all Scottish visitor attractions to complete its latest survey for August 2020. Responses are essential to allow ASVA to continue to lobby on your behalf. Without t ...

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Scottish Natural Heritage rebrand as NatureScot

Date of article: Thu 27 Aug 20

Scottish Natural Heritage have officially rebranded to NatureScot. As Scotland's nature agency , the organisation place nature at the heart of what they do, working to enhance ou ...

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Collecting customer data

Date of article: Wed 26 Aug 20

Regulations make it mandatory to collect customer and visitor information It's now mandatory for hospitality settings to collect the contact details of visitors to their premises ...

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Hotel Support Programme

Date of article: Wed 26 Aug 20

Today, (26 August), a new Hotel Support Programme has been launched to help protect sustainable employment in the medium term within larger hotels in Scotland. This new programme ...

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Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund bid - community and business consultation

Date of article: Wed 26 Aug 20

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust are applying for a grant to improve rural infrastructure in some of the areas worst affected by visitor pressure. To strengthen the case for the bi ...

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ONFife’s response to Scottish Government theatres reopening with restrictions announcment

Date of article: Tue 25 Aug 20

ONFife response to theatres opening with restrictions from September 14, Michelle Sweeney, Director of Creative Development, said: “Yesterday the Scottish Government announced, ...

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More Historic Environment Scotland Sites to Open

Date of article: Mon 24 Aug 20

At 12pm today, Monday 24 August, visitors can book tickets to visit the following Historic Scotland sites:   ·         Dunblane Cathedral (reopens on Wednesday 2 Septe ...

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Events Industry Support Fund announced

Date of article: Mon 24 Aug 20

Today (Monday 24 August) the details of a £6 million fund to help the events sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic has been announced. The Events Industry Support Fund wil ...

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Hamish McHamish – The St Andrews Cat Children’s Books Launched

Date of article: Mon 24 Aug 20

US based Scottish author and artist publishes famous cat adventure book series to support St Andrews charity Hamish McHamish goes truly global on Amazon sales platform Future S ...

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Energy Efficiency Business Support Service

Date of article: Mon 24 Aug 20

What does this involve? Zero Waste Scotland's team of advisers and technical specialists will help you implement meaningful changes and achieve significant savings. Their expert a ...

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WorldHost 2020 - Keeping customers safe (COVID-19)

Date of article: Mon 24 Aug 20

Empower your staff to keep customers and colleagues safe beyond Covid-19 & drive positive behaviours in a rapidly changing customer facing environment. Covid-19 customer serv ...

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First Minister announces changes to Phase 3 lockdown restrictions

Date of article: Fri 21 Aug 20

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that we will not move from Phase 3 to Phase 4 but announced a number of changes to the Phase 3 lockdown restrictions.  Spe ...

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Small Business COVID Safety Grant

Date of article: Thu 20 Aug 20

If you run a small business in one of Fife’s Town Centres…..you can apply for a £100 grant to help with the cost of Covid-19 public health measures.   Where?   Applicati ...

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Tourism receives hi-tech boost to help smooth road to recovery

Date of article: Tue 18 Aug 20

A new organisation launches today (Tuesday, 18 August 2020) to help Scotland’s beleaguered tourism sector make a sustained recovery driven by technological innovation   It wil ...

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Marketing Intel

Date of article: Tue 18 Aug 20

Research is showing travelling by car / private vehicle is the preferred mode of travel due to ease of physical distancing and ability to make or change plans spontaneously. OTA in ...

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The Scottish Fisheries Museum Welcomes Back Visitors

Date of article: Tue 18 Aug 20

“Our Staff are back in the museum getting things ready and safe for you to visit.” The Scottish Fisheries Museum will reopen on the 26th of August. The story we tell of the S ...

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Our responsible tourism future

Date of article: Mon 17 Aug 20

From VisitScotland.org As we seek to rebuild tourism and look toward the future of the industry, it's important we put the welfare of communities and our natural environment at t ...

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Your Opportunity to be part of this year’s Virtual Taste of Grampian

Date of article: Fri 14 Aug 20

The 4 Local Authorities along the banks of the River Tay (Fife, Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross) are working together to offer an opportunity for your business to be showca ...

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Wedding venue couple turn their events skills to the movies

Date of article: Fri 14 Aug 20

In a first for Fife, a Drive-In Cinema is opening on Friday 28th August for a weekend of popular movies and great in-car catering in the stunning location of Pratis Barns, near Lev ...

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

Date of article: Fri 14 Aug 20

Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist. Updated 14 Aug 2020 - Added statutory guidance for ...

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Further Hospitality Rules Introduced

Date of article: Mon 10 Aug 20

Settings where face coverings must be legally worn in Scotland is expanding to include certain indoor public places such as cinemas, galleries, museums and banks, from Saturday 8 A ...

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TAYPORT DISTILLERY WINS GOLD OUTSTANDING AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION AWARDS

Date of article: Fri 7 Aug 20

Tayport Distillery are delighted to announce that they have won two Gold Medals at the International Wine and Spirits Competition! The IWSC is one of the most coveted competitions ...

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Regional Only in Scotland films

Date of article: Fri 7 Aug 20

This week, VisitScotland launched the first in their series of new regional films encouraging people living in Scotland to explore Scotland's regions. These films follow on the hee ...

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Update Your Listing on WelcometoFife.com

Date of article: Fri 7 Aug 20

Please remember to update any business listings you have on our consumer site, WelcometoFife.com. In the month of July, we have had over 112,000 page views which is up almost 70% ...

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Latest STERG meeting

Date of article: Thu 6 Aug 20

The latest STERG meeting was held this morning. The following areas were discussed: Industry issues – Response to new restrictions in Aberdeen and ongoing observations followi ...

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iCentre Reopening Plans

Date of article: Thu 6 Aug 20

Via https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/icentre-reopening-plans As tourism continues to reopen across the country, here's an update on plans for reopening our iCentre network ...

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Eat Out to Help Out Survey

Date of article: Tue 4 Aug 20

The 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme is now underway, supporting the hospitality industry by encouraging diners to eat out with a 50% discount during the month of August. Scottish Tou ...

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On Fife The Advantage

Date of article: Mon 3 Aug 20

ONFife brings together some of Fife’s best-loved food and drink to celebrate summer outdoors with a new twice-weekly summer café and bar venture, The Advantage, at the Adam Smit ...

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Updating Your VisitScotland Listing

Date of article: Mon 3 Aug 20

Step by step guidance on how to update your VisitScotland.com web listing Scotland is working its way through the route map to welcome visitors once again. And visitors are keen t ...

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New £750k fund to support communities’ green recovery

Date of article: Mon 3 Aug 20

A new fund designed to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast has today been launched by Crown Estate Scotland. The Sustainable Communiti ...

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Update Your Listing on WelcometoFife.com

Date of article: Fri 31 Jul 20

Please remember to update any business listings you have on our consumer site, WelcometoFife.com. In the month of July, we have had over 112,000 page views which is up almost 70% ...

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