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Public toilets to re-open

Date of article: Fri 10 Jul 20

Great news for visitors as public toilets start opening from Friday 10 July, Public toilets were temporarily closed in line with Scottish Government Covid 19 guidance. Before re ...

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ONFife Libraries are coming back!

Date of article: Thu 9 Jul 20

Not that we've been gone during lockdown - we've been busy providing great content online and keeping in touch with customers - but we're now delighted to be on the way towards get ...

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New licensing hotline launches to support Scotland’s tourism businesses in run up to reopen date

Date of article: Thu 9 Jul 20

The Scottish Tourism Alliance, the representative body for Scotland’s tourism businesses, has partnered UK law firm TLT to provide a new, free support line for its members as Sco ...

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Are you planning to reopen?

Date of article: Thu 9 Jul 20

From Scottish Tourism Alliance: We’re watching all the latest reports of businesses with outdoor catering facilities opening this week and loving seeing these images of people b ...

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QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

Date of article: Wed 8 Jul 20

This afternoon, Wednesday 8 July, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced updated guidelines on international travel and quarantine requirements for travel to and from Scotl ...

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VAT reduction for tourism and hospitality sectors

Date of article: Wed 8 Jul 20

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announcement that VAT in the hospitality and tourism sectors on food, accommodation and attractions will be cut from 20% to 5% as part of the Government ...

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A country full of Little Adventures

Date of article: Wed 8 Jul 20

Via VisitScotland.org With home schooling now officially over and restrictions starting to ease, we’ve been looking at how we inspire that important family market when the rema ...

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Smoking and Vaping In Queues

Date of article: Tue 7 Jul 20

The Scottish Government would like to request that retailers take steps to discourage people from smoking or vaping whilst waiting in queues to enter premises.   This request ...

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The Open For The Ages

Date of article: Tue 7 Jul 20

What if the greatest Champions in golf could compete at St Andrews once again? From Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 July, this concept will be brought to life through ‘The Open For The ...

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Scottish Government Publish Events Guidance

Date of article: Fri 3 Jul 20

The Scottish Government has published guidance for event organisers (available here), allowing them to begin the process of planning for the return of events to Scotland. All even ...

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Visitor Charter

Date of article: Fri 3 Jul 20

As COVID-19 restrictions are further eased, and Scottish tourism prepares to reopen on the 15 July, VisitScotland have created a new visitor charter on how to enjoy Scotland over ...

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Further Phase 2 Changes Announced

Date of article: Thu 2 Jul 20

The First Minister confirmed further Phase 2 changes announced last week could be implemented over the weekend. Self-contained accommodation will reopen from tomorrow (3 July) wit ...

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#HameTownTourist

Date of article: Thu 2 Jul 20

With a provisional date for the opening of tourism of Wednesday 15 July in place, last week (week beginning 22 June) VisitScotland launched #HameTownTourist. It’s an integrated ...

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Hospitality Lockdown Hero Awards

Date of article: Thu 2 Jul 20

The UK's hospitality industry took a devastating blow in March when Covid-19 struck and businesses had to close their doors and prepare for the uncertainty of lockdown. Some busine ...

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WorldHost 2020 - Keeping customers safe beyond Covid-19

Date of article: Thu 2 Jul 20

Empower your staff to keep customers and colleagues safe beyond Covid-19 & drive positive behaviours in a rapidly changing customer facing environment with our WorldHost 2020 e ...

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Your Digital Marketing To Do

Date of article: Thu 2 Jul 20

Via VisitScotland.org Preparing to reopen | top tips Planning and researching will become an important part of the holiday experience and we must ensure visitors ‘know before t ...

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Scottish Government publishes blueprint for economic recovery

Date of article: Thu 2 Jul 20

A UK-wide £80 billion stimulus package should be created to regenerate the economy and reduce inequalities following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a new Scottish Government ...

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New Online Escape Room Launched in Dunfermline

Date of article: Tue 30 Jun 20

Want to escape from the next lockdown quiz? Try this Scottish online escape room! An escape room business in Dunfermline has found a way to continue offering escape rooms througho ...

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Publication: Guidance on opening of public and customer toilets.

Date of article: Mon 29 Jun 20

The opening of public toilets carries with it a risk of transmission of COVID-19 given the low levels of natural light, lack of ventilation, many surfaces to touch and the purpose ...

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Who's Open for Business in Fife?

Date of article: Mon 29 Jun 20

As businesses start to re-open, we thought it would be useful to gather a list of attractions and Food & Drink businesses who are open/opening. This will sit on our consumer si ...

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Fife Marketing Opportunities & Web Listings

Date of article: Mon 29 Jun 20

As we move towards our new normal and businesses start to re-open, we've pulled together a handy 'Marketing Opportunities' guide to highlight some areas where we can support market ...

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St Andrews Prepares to Safely Welcome Tourists

Date of article: Mon 29 Jun 20

A trailblazing initiative has been launched in St Andrews to safely welcome tourists back to the popular coastal town. Over 300 local businesses and organisations have come togeth ...

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A simple way to signify that you are not able to wear a face mask

Date of article: Fri 26 Jun 20

Via Euan's Guide    If you are worried about going out without wearing a face covering and want an easy way to show people you pass that you are exempt, then please order one o ...

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Levenmouth Together - New Business Research

Date of article: Fri 26 Jun 20

Levenmouth Together is currently run by the charity Brag Enterprises but our hope is that this will become a Development Trust and be run locally. We want to hand over ...

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St Andrews Prepares to Safely Welcome Tourists

Date of article: Fri 26 Jun 20

A trailblazing initiative has been launched in St Andrews to safely welcome tourists back to the popular coastal town. Over 300 local businesses and organisations have come togeth ...

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CPNI: Staying secure during COVID-19

Date of article: Fri 26 Jun 20

Via https://www.cpni.gov.uk/staying-secure-during-covid-19-0 The conditions resulting from the pandemic may mean there are greater risks to the security of your organisation. CPN ...

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Covid 19 Cleaning Protocols Training

Date of article: Thu 25 Jun 20

"A no-nonsense, easy-to-follow course created for property owners, managers and their cleaners looking to ensure their properties operate safely when they open." These protocols h ...

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NEW MARKETING STRATEGY TO HELP RESTART TOURISM

Date of article: Thu 25 Jun 20

Via VisitScotland Steps for recovery We've launched our new marketing strategy focused on helping rebuild tourism as businesses prepare for a possible opening date on 15 July. T ...

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WE'RE GOOD TO GO!

Date of article: Thu 25 Jun 20

Via https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/launch-of-were-good-to-go We've worked with Tourism Northern Ireland, VisitEngland and VisitWales to develop a new UK-wide industry s ...

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SELF-CATERING REOPENING PLANS ANNOUNCED

Date of article: Thu 25 Jun 20

The Scottish Government announced this afternoon that self-catering (without shared facilities) can plan for potential reopening on Friday 3 July. This follows the announcemen ...

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TRUST GEARS UP FOR REOPENING OF GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Date of article: Thu 25 Jun 20

Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is preparing to welcome visitors at dozens of gardens and estates across the country, as lockdown continues to ease. The Trust ...

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DIAGEO 'RAISES THE BAR'

Date of article: Wed 24 Jun 20

Diageo, maker of GUINNESS, has today announced a new global programme to support pubs and bars to welcome customers back and recover following the COVID-19 pandemic. “Raising the ...

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Press statement: Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to First Minister announcement on earlier unlocking of the sector

Date of article: Wed 24 Jun 20

Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance said; “This is the announcement that Scotland’s tourism industry has been so eager to hear and will offer huge ...

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TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Date of article: Wed 24 Jun 20

Technology solutions for visitor attractions and experiences in a post-COVID-19 Scotland As part of a project initiated by DLP (Destination Leaders Programme), a small group of ex ...

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Zero Waste Scotland Launches Webinars To Help Hotels Cut Costs As Lockdown Lif

Date of article: Tue 23 Jun 20

Zero Waste Scotland launched this week its ‘Hospitality Secret Weapon Series’ aimed at supporting businesses to resume service post-lockdown. The first strand focuses on cutti ...

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Access to the outdoors during the current coronavirus outbreak: guidance for the public and land managers

Date of article: Mon 22 Jun 20

The current coronavirus pandemic is a difficult and anxious time for the public and land managers and we can all play a part in the important action needed to keep ourselves and ot ...

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Stagecoach: Travelling safely in Scotland

Date of article: Mon 22 Jun 20

As more people in return to work, government advice continues to be to only travel if your journey is necessary.  The safety of our customers and employees is our priority so, in ...

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Smart Living Solutions Assist Holiday Lets Businesses Address Post-Lockdown Challenges

Date of article: Fri 19 Jun 20

Smart Living solutions have increasingly become the norm for residential homeowners to install to provide improved home entertainment, lighting, comfort and connectivity throughout ...

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Facebook Live Tips

Date of article: Fri 19 Jun 20

Article via VisitScotland Facebook Lives are a great way to showcase an event or destination, reach a lot of people quickly and interact with your audience. From doing lives on th ...

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If your journey is essential, so is covering your face

Date of article: Fri 19 Jun 20

Customers making essential journeys must wear face coverings when travelling on Scotland’s Railway from Monday, 22 June, after the Scottish Government made their use mandatory on ...

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