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STERG webinar survey results

Date of article: Fri 5 Feb 21

On Wednesday 27 January, VisitScotland welcomed 250 Scottish tourism businesses online to join them for a webinar sharing the results from the recent Scottish Tourism Emergency Res ...

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Seafood sector support

Date of article: Wed 3 Feb 21

A new £7.75 million funding package will offer support to fishermen, seafood businesses and ports and harbours threatened by the ongoing effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU E ...

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First Minister announces "managed quarantine" for anyone arriving in Scotland

Date of article: Wed 3 Feb 21

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced details of the Scottish Government's plans to extend quarantine beyond the proposed four nation ...

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Valentine’s inspiration from Fife

Date of article: Tue 2 Feb 21

The Harbour Café Valentine’s Hamper For discerning foodies nothing says “I love you” like a big plate of lobster spaghetti (think Lady & The Tramp!) Great British Menu ...

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Over £1 million funding available for Fife businesses to train staff

Date of article: Mon 1 Feb 21

Over £1 million is now available for Fife businesses to use to retrain and upskill their staff. It comes after the Scottish Government announced that a further £212,000 would be ...

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Levenmouth Rail Business Survey

Date of article: Fri 29 Jan 21

Levenmouth Task Group Business Survey Levenmouth Task Group are looking for ideas and advice from Levenmouth people/businesses about what needs to be done to prepare the community ...

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Sign up to East Neuk Now App

Date of article: Fri 29 Jan 21

Something New, Something Exciting, Something Positive... Times are complicated and difficult for communities. Solutions are challenging. If we are all to minimise the damage Covi ...

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Update from the Scottish Government on Tourism Support for Larger Self-Catering Premises, Exclusive Use Properties and B&Bs

Date of article: Wed 27 Jan 21

This note relates to grant payment support for large self-catering properties, exclusive use properties and B&Bs announced on 21 January 2021 by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural ...

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Launch of new training programme to support Scotland's food and drink businesses

Date of article: Wed 27 Jan 21

A new training initiative to help businesses in the food and drink sector has launched, with significant investment from the Scottish Government. A supplier development programme ...

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Industry Funding

Date of article: Wed 27 Jan 21

At the end of last year, the Scottish Government announced that tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland were to benefit from a £104.3 million Scottish Government packag ...

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Scottish Wedding Industry Fund

Date of article: Tue 26 Jan 21

A £25 million fund to support the wedding sector and its supply chain will open to applications this week. In recognition of the ongoing challenges faced by the sector, a further ...

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Much-loved artist’s light touch brings welcome glimmer of hope

Date of article: Tue 26 Jan 21

With their vibrant paintwork and luminous settings, they are the perfect pick-me-up for the dark days of winter and these travel-restricted times. Now seems the perfect moment to ...

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BOWHOUSE LINK: LOCAL SHOPPING SERVICE EXPANDED TO NORTH FIFE AND DUNDEE

Date of article: Fri 22 Jan 21

In response to growing demand for local food and drink, Bowhouse Link is expanding its delivery service from 1st February to those in North Fife and Dundee. Bowhouse Link bring ...

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Letter from Finance Secretary to businesses

Date of article: Thu 21 Jan 21

Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes MSP has today written to Scotland's business community to confirm the availability and timeline for funding support for various sectors. The followi ...

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Self-Catering and B&B Support

Date of article: Thu 21 Jan 21

Scottish Government statement Details of support for larger self-catering properties and B&Bs paying council tax have been confirmed by Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing. The £ ...

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Industry funding - VisitScotland

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

At the end of last year, the Scottish Government announced that tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland were to benefit from a £104.3 million Scottish Government packag ...

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Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) Report Card

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

The STERG has published its report card detailing the key activity and outputs of the group since its inception. At a glance... A single coordinated approach to support and pro ...

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Scottish Enterprise: Making it Easier to Access Business Support

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

FindBusinessSupport.gov.uk is a service that helps Scottish businesses find the public sector support they need. A team at Scottish Enterprise is making some changes to the site ...

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Scotland Reconnect 2021

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

After VisitScotland's first virtual travel trade event Scotland Reconnect 2020 last November, Scotland Reconnect 2021 will take place on 27 – 29 April 2021.  Last year’s ...

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No changes to current lockdown measures

Date of article: Wed 20 Jan 21

The First Minister confirmed in her Ministerial Statement to the Scottish Parliament yesterday afternoon that current lockdown measures will stay in place across mainland Scotland ...

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Economic Development FBM Update Issue 13

Date of article: Tue 19 Jan 21

The 13th issue of Fife Business Matters Newsletter is now available – showcasing all the fantastic efforts of our businesses across Fife, including some “news in brief” cove ...

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Sector & Destination Operational and Market Readiness Fund (COVID-19)

Date of article: Tue 19 Jan 21

The Sector & Destination Operational and Market Readiness Fund has been established to specifically support established Scottish Tourism Sector Groups and Destination Organ ...

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Travel Corridors Suspended

Date of article: Mon 18 Jan 21

Changes to travel restrictions following new COVID-19 variant. Following identification of a new variant of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil, the Scottish Government will impose a ...

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Takeaways - no indoor entry

Date of article: Mon 18 Jan 21

On Wednesday (13 January) the First Minister announced further measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and limit non-essential contact will be introduced this weekend. From S ...

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Business Surgeries & Digital Advice

Date of article: Mon 18 Jan 21

Information from VisitScotland.org    Advice and support on a range of topics Our business surgeries have been designed as an opportunity for businesses to speak with their In ...

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Artists’ residencies provide plenty of room for creativity

Date of article: Thu 14 Jan 21

Three online artists’ residencies have been launched to help people rediscover their creative side during lockdown. Each of the residencies – hosted by OnFife (Fife Cultural T ...

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR FIFE’S FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES TO SHOWCASE PRODUCTS VIRTUALLY FOR ONE YEAR

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Fife Council Economic Development has funding available through its Trade Development Programme for Fife-based food and drink businesses to promote their goods and services to buye ...

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Strengthening lockdown restrictions

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Measures to maximise the impact of lockdown. Further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit non-essential contact will be introduced this weekend. N ...

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Three Fife Businesses Finalists in National Awards

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Balgove Larder is amongst three Fife businesses to have been named as finalists in the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2020.   Three of the six Scottish businesses included in the ...

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DigitalBoost Development Grant

Date of article: Wed 13 Jan 21

Update (14:00 12th Jan 2021): The current levels of applications are in excess of the available budget for the DigitalBoost Development Grant, therefore new registrations have bee ...

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Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

Welcome to the Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme The industry is going through one of its greatest challenges in living memory. One of the ways it will recover ...

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Expressions of interest for Pivotal Event Business Fund to reopen

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

On the 15 December 2020, EventScotland launched the £6 million Pivotal Event Businesses Fund to support those event businesses which are critical to Scotland’s events sector, an ...

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Extending support for hospitality, retail and leisure

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

January grants top-up announced A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level four restrictio ...

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Rural tourism infrastructure projects to receive share of £3m funding

Date of article: Tue 12 Jan 21

More than a dozen popular tourist sites across Scotland are to receive just over £3m in funding for projects to enhance the visitor experience.   Thirteen projects across the c ...

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Pre-Departure Coronavirus Testing

Date of article: Fri 8 Jan 21

New public health requirements. Passengers travelling to Scotland from abroad will be required to have proof of a negative test taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel. The new ...

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Bowhouse Recycling Christmas Trees for Carbon Capture Compost

Date of article: Thu 7 Jan 21

In Britain each Christmas, figures show that only 10% of Christmas trees are recycled. Bowhouse is offering a free service to recycle Christmas trees by chipping it and then compo ...

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Stay at Home

Date of article: Mon 4 Jan 21

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced from midnight tonight (4 January) for the duration of January, a legal requirement to stay at home except for essential purposes. T ...

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Scottish Government Protection Levels Campaign

Date of article: Mon 4 Jan 21

The Scottish Government has released a new campaign, The COVID-19 Protection Levels Campaign, to communicate the new restrictions as mainland Scotland was placed under level four ...

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New fund to support marine and outdoor tourism

Date of article: Mon 28 Dec 20

Adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland will be able to apply for a share of a new £2.5 million fund to help them prepare for the 2021 visitor season. The Marine and ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework Business Fund

Date of article: Mon 28 Dec 20

FIFE MOVED TO LEVEL 4 ON 26TH DECEMBER. BUSINESSES THAT ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT AT LEVEL 4 SHOULD NOT APPLY BEFORE 26TH DECEMBER. BUSINESSES THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED ...

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