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Short term lets legislation approved

Date of article: Thu 20 Jan 22

All short-term let properties will require a licence to ensure they are safe and the people providing them are suitable, under legislation approved by the Scottish Parliament. Loc ...

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The ‘iceberg’ effect – Community legacy of business events

Date of article: Thu 20 Jan 22

The ‘iceberg’ effect – community legacy of business events, article by Karen Tocher, Business Events Manager at Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau _ When evaluating the ...

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Omicron Measures to be Lifted

Date of article: Wed 19 Jan 22

Additional measures aimed at stemming the spread of the Omicron variant whilst the vaccination booster programme took effect are to be lifted. From Monday 24 January, measures to ...

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UN Report Underscores Importance of Tourism for Economic Recovery in 2022

Date of article: Fri 14 Jan 22

Press release, United Nations World Tourism Accosiation: The important role that tourism will play in the recovery of national economies and global trade has been highlighted in t ...

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Talent search is on for this year's Cateys!

Date of article: Thu 13 Jan 22

The search for the 2022 Cateys award winners has launched! The awards are a celebration of all that is great in the industry, and the winners in each category represent the finest ...

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MasterChef The Professionals Winner Derek Johnstone partnering with Richard Turner at Rusacks St Andrews

Date of article: Thu 13 Jan 22

Executive chef and MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Derek Johnstone, will be teaming up with Richard Turner, chef and co-founder of London butcher Turner & George for ...

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New BBC Series Exploring Pettycur Park Life on Air

Date of article: Thu 13 Jan 22

Clare Graham from Advantage PR tells us more.... Life on the Bay, the new eight part TV series on Pettycur Bay Holiday Park in Kinghorn aired for the first time on Sunday 9th Ja ...

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Update to Current Restrictions

Date of article: Wed 12 Jan 22

At yesterday's statement to parliament, the First Minister announced the government would begin to lift some restrictions put in place to mitigate the impact of the Omicron varian ...

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Scottish Government Press Release: £9 million to mitigate impacts of Omicron announced to support tourism sector

Date of article: Wed 12 Jan 22

£9 million to mitigate impacts of Omicron. Details of a financial package worth up to £9 million for Scotland’s vital tourism sector have been confirmed by To ...

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Beyond the Boat – Diversifying seafood businesses in 2022

Date of article: Tue 11 Jan 22

Seafood Scotland has launched an innovation programme to stimulate new seafood tourism initiatives. The pilot will see the trade body work with organisations to explore and support ...

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Latest COVID-19 Restrictions

Date of article: Tue 28 Dec 21

Latest from the Scottish Government The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given a statement to the Scottish Parliament today (21 December). You can read the full statement on th ...

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December and January Business Support Top Up

Date of article: Tue 28 Dec 21

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the breakdown of a lifeline £100 million financial package to support businesses experiencing cancellations due to the rapid spread of ...

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StAnza 2022 programme is now live!

Date of article: Wed 22 Dec 21

StAnza is Scotland’s annual international poetry festival, bringing poetry in all its forms and many languages to Scottish audiences and worldwide. Since the festival was founded ...

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Updated COVID-19 Omicron Guidance

Date of article: Wed 22 Dec 21

Latest from the Scottish Government The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given a statement to the Scottish Parliament (21 December). You can read the full statement on the Scot ...

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Complete Storytelling workshops aim to boost industry recovery and help businesses capitalise on Themed Year opportunities

Date of article: Mon 20 Dec 21

A new series of Complete Storytelling workshops, which are specifically designed for businesses and organisations across all sectors of Scotland’s tourism industry, will take pla ...

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The Scottish Tourism Alliance says it's Scotland’s Wildest Tourism Winter Yet!

Date of article: Fri 17 Dec 21

Scotland in winter is synonymous with rain and snow – but a new campaign offering magical hikes, snowy trails and breath-taking views is set to launch in time for Christmas. A n ...

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Updated COVID Guidance for Businesses

Date of article: Fri 17 Dec 21

As Omicron continues to spread, the Scottish Government is setting out new guidance and measures to take effect from 00:01 on Friday to stem the flow of transmission, keep business ...

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COVID-19 Omicron Guidance

Date of article: Wed 15 Dec 21

The latest public guidance issued by the Scottish Government is here. Current guidance for businesses is here. Businesses are being asked to step up the protections in place in ...

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Travel and Tourism Statistics Review

Date of article: Wed 15 Dec 21

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is looking for feedback to inform a review of their travel and tourism statistics through a consultation they have had open since October ...

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Scottish Business Monitor Consultation

Date of article: Wed 15 Dec 21

The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) is conducting its latest Scottish Business Monitor survey looking at the following: The effects of inflation in the UK The transitio ...

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Young Person's Guarantee Graduate Placement Scheme

Date of article: Wed 15 Dec 21

The Scottish Funding Council has allocated £3.5m of Young Person's Guarantee funding this academic year to the University of Edinburgh who are leading on the Young Person's Guar ...

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Funding and Support for Hospitality Businesses

Date of article: Wed 15 Dec 21

A £100 million financial package for eligible businesses is to be made available to support those in hospitality, food supply and in the culture sector that have lost bookings dur ...

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Year of Stories 2022 Events Revealed

Date of article: Tue 14 Dec 21

Source: VisitScotland  VisitScotland is introucing their new Themed Year for 2022, Scotland's Year of Stories. A nationwide programme of more than 60 events, presented by a range ...

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Flow Before You Go!

Date of article: Mon 13 Dec 21

The Scottish Tourism Alliance is urging all tourism and hospitality businesses to display their ‘Flow Before You Go’ visual in communications to encourage staff and customers t ...

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Coronavirus Business Ventilation Fund

Date of article: Tue 7 Dec 21

The Scottish Government has announced that certain types of visitor attraction are eligible for the Coronavirus Business Ventilation Fund. To determine eligibility, interested bus ...

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UNWTO and Instagram Partner to Help Regions 'Recover and Rediscover'

Date of article: Fri 3 Dec 21

Source: UNWTO  UNWTO and Instagram have joined forces to produce a ‘Tourism Recovery Playbook’, and so help destinations and business harness the power of digital and visual ...

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Discover Scotland 2022 Registration

Date of article: Wed 1 Dec 21

Registration is now open for trade-ready Scottish tourism and events businesses to book their space for VisitScotland's virtual travel trade event, Discover Scotland: Reconnect 2 ...

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Fife launches the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card

Date of article: Wed 1 Dec 21

The Scotland Loves Local campaign is a national initiative designed to encourage all those who live in Scotland to think, choose and spend local first. As we begin the countdown ...

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Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme funded for second year

Date of article: Mon 29 Nov 21

Following a successful inaugural programme developed in response to Covid-19 challenges, the Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme (THTDP) has been funded f ...

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Participation in golf drives up over 12 months

Date of article: Fri 26 Nov 21

Source: Scott Inglis, Fife Today  ______ The sport’s boost, during and incredibly challenging 12 months, has been hailed by various relevant bodies and golf is now being urged ...

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Funding secured to promote food and drink along the Fife Coastal Path

Date of article: Wed 24 Nov 21

£18,000 of funding has been secured to promote food and drink along the Fife Coastal Path as part of VisitScotland’s Destination & Sector Marketing Fund. The project, which ...

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Scotland The Bread Launches Funding Bid to Support Community Bread Projects

Date of article: Mon 22 Nov 21

Scotland The Bread - an innovative social business working to grow better grain and bake better bread with the common purposes of nourishment, sustainability and food sovereignty i ...

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New argritourism strategy launched

Date of article: Wed 10 Nov 21

Growing the number and diversity of authentic agritourism experiences in Scotland is among the main ambitions of a new strategy designed to galvanise the country’s valuable agric ...

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Days Out Campaign Launches

Date of article: Mon 8 Nov 21

VisitScotland have launched a new campaign encouraging people across Scotland to experience a Great Day Out across the country this winter. Whether it's visiting the lions at Fiv ...

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Days Out Incentive Fund Reopens

Date of article: Mon 8 Nov 21

The Days Out Incentive Fund - COVID-19 has now reopened for new applications. Eligible businesses are invited to apply between Monday 8 November to Tuesday 30 November 5pm. Busine ...

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Young Chef Young Waiter 2021 semi-finalists announced

Date of article: Mon 1 Nov 21

The 20 semi-finalists for the 2021 Young Chef Young Waiter UK competition who will be competing in Dubai next month have been announced. The 10 chefs and 10 waiters will compete a ...

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Has your business embraced sustainability? If so, get in touch!

Date of article: Mon 1 Nov 21

The Fife Council Tourism Team are currently looking for examples of businesses in the area that have embraced sustainability and/or responsible tourism practices. Can you help? Exa ...

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Destination Net Zero

Date of article: Fri 29 Oct 21

Destination Net Zero is a £4 million programme which will provide support to tourism businesses and destinations as they transition to a greener, more sustainable, net zero fut ...

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VisitScotland New Environmental Campaign 'Tread Lightly'

Date of article: Thu 28 Oct 21

VisitScotland's latest campaign film, Tread Lightly launches today to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) from 31 October – 12 November. The camp ...

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UK Government Autumn Budget And Spending Review 2021

Date of article: Thu 28 Oct 21

A stronger economy for the British people The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Autumn Budget and Spending Review to Parliament today (27 October 2021). Key points at a g ...

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