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Scotland’s Next Tourism Strategy – Update

Date of article: Wed 4 Sep 19

Scotland’s national tourism strategy, Tourism Scotland 2020, was launched in June 2012 and had a timeframe for delivery of 2012-2020 with a mid-term review planned and carried ou ...

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Scotland’s Food Tourism Action Plan

Date of article: Wed 4 Sep 19

How your business can harness the potential of Scotland’s £1bn food tourism growth ambition? The Food Tourism Scotland Action Plan, a joint initiative between Scotland Food & ...

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The Future of Scottish Tourism

Date of article: Wed 4 Sep 19

Scotland has experienced tremendous success as a global tourist destination in recent years, however, the findings of the Tourism Strategy 2020 Mid-Term Strategy Review revealed th ...

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Prepare Your Business for Brexit

Date of article: Wed 4 Sep 19

No matter your size, if you export or not, Brexit is almost certainly relevant to your businesses. A common question we hear from our members, “How can I plan for Brexit when ...

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Harvest Time at Bowhouse - September Market Weekend

Date of article: Tue 3 Sep 19

14th and 15th September 2019 Free of Charge It’s harvest time and what better way to celebrate this bountiful time of year than with a jam-packed September market weekend at Bo ...

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Last Chance to Play at St Andrews in The Alfred Dunhill Links and Raise Money for Charity

Date of article: Tue 3 Sep 19

It’s one of the most eagerly awaited and enjoyable events on the European Tour - the prestigious invitation-only Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – and amateur golfers have on ...

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Outwith 2019 Kicks Off!

Date of article: Tue 3 Sep 19

The 3rd year of Outwith Festival kicks off Today (Tuesday 3rd September) and runs until Sunday 8th September.  Dunfermline's going to be really busy over the next 6 days and ...

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International Rotary Support for The Hamish Foundation’s Beach Wheelchairs Project

Date of article: Wed 28 Aug 19

Now in its second year of operation, the St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs project has reached almost one hundred and fifty wheelchair rentals to date and has received impressive feedba ...

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Rory McIlroy Back Looking for First Alfred Dunhill Links Victory

Date of article: Wed 28 Aug 19

Rory McIlroy will be back at St Andrews next month, chasing his first win in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, after finishing runner-up three times. The enormously popular N ...

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Glenrothes Becomes First UK Town to be Recognised for Living Wage Ambition

Date of article: Wed 28 Aug 19

Glenrothes is the first Town in the UK to be awarded recognition for a plan to become a Living Wage Town. An Action Group of employers in Glenrothes has launched an Action Plan to ...

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Head Chef, Duncan McLachlan of Playfair’s Restaurant & Steakhouse wins Chef of the Year for the Second Year

Date of article: Wed 28 Aug 19

The Food Awards Scotland 2019 were held at The Marriott Hotel in Glasgow. The glamorous ceremony celebrated the best food and drink that Scotland has to offer.  The awards celebra ...

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Scottish Clans & Historical Figures Event Fund - Round 7 open for applications

Date of article: Tue 27 Aug 19

The Scottish Clans & Historical Figures Event Fund supports the growth of events taking place in Scotland that publicly celebrate clans, recognised families and historical figu ...

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The Coalfields Training & Enterprise Hub Kincardine

Date of article: Tue 27 Aug 19

The Coalfields Training and Enterprise Hub in Kincardine offers support and flexible work space for start-up businesses and social enterprises and is designed to inspire enterpris ...

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Free Online Courses for Businesses in Scotland

Date of article: Mon 26 Aug 19

Make Digital Marketing work for your Scottish business Build your presence online, propel your business into the world of mobile marketing and create professional quality videos w ...

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New Gaelic arm of Dunfermline arts festival is on the ball

Date of article: Mon 26 Aug 19

For the first time, the Dunfermline arts festival, which runs from September 3 to 8, is launching a new strand of Gaelic and Scots events. The main event is on the ball for Gaelic ...

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Fife Tourism Baromoter results for Q2 2019

Date of article: Fri 23 Aug 19

Results for the Fife Tourism Baromoter for Q2 are now available at https://bit.ly/2Z8N4iJ Of the businesses who tooks part: 60.87% reported an increase in visitor numbers comp ...

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Local Charity Launches Exciting Fundraising Initiative

Date of article: Fri 23 Aug 19

“Strictly Gin” - raising funds for St Andrews projects Guests  to enjoy a gin masterclass with local distiller and help judges choose the unique, signature Hamish Gin in ti ...

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Programme for first Foraging Fortnight launched

Date of article: Thu 22 Aug 19

Foraging Fortnight, 31st August – 15th September From woodland walks and wild food feasts to wellness workshops and foraged cocktails, the programme for the first ever Foraging ...

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£250,000 boost for broadband in conference centres

Date of article: Wed 21 Aug 19

Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow launches competition to boost broadband facilities in conference centres across the UK he competition is part of the UK Government’s Tourism Secto ...

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Tommy Fleetwood Returns to St Andrews to Celebrate Links Golf he Loves

Date of article: Wed 21 Aug 19

Tommy Fleetwood’s passion for links golf will be reignited when he returns next month to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. Fleetwoo ...

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Exciting plans revealed for first Leven Run Fest

Date of article: Wed 21 Aug 19

Fitness fanatics and film buffs in Levenmouth are in for a treat in the next couple of months, as the area hosts its first 10k run and outdoor movie event. The Leven Run Fest take ...

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More than 60 Fife buildings to open to public on Doors Open Day

Date of article: Wed 21 Aug 19

Fife Council have revealed they will be opening the doors to buildings not usually available to the public during the 30th anniversary of Doors Open day. There are three Doors O ...

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Cowdenbeath Shortlisted for Great British High Street Award

Date of article: Mon 12 Aug 19

Cowdenbeath High Street has been shortlisted for the Rising Star Award as part of the Great British High Street Awards. The Rising Star High Street award celebrates up and coming ...

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VisitScotland's Social Media Focus on Fife

Date of article: Mon 12 Aug 19

It’s OUR turn!  VisitScotland’s attention turns to Fife this month as part of their next social media regional feature, taking place over three days from 28 – 30 August! W ...

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Using Facebook Effectively For Your Tourism Business

Date of article: Fri 9 Aug 19

Social media platforms are powerful tools that enable businesses to communicate and engage with their customers. In this blog we will be looking at using Facebook Business. As a sm ...

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Levenmouth Rail Link to Reopen

Date of article: Fri 9 Aug 19

The Scottish Government yesterday approved the proposal to reopen the Levenmouth rail link with stops in Leven and Cameron Bridge. Following the Levenmouth Sustainable Transport S ...

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Free support for Scottish businesses

Date of article: Thu 8 Aug 19

Resource Efficient Scotland is a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland with funding from the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund. Resource Efficien ...

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Fife EV Car Club Project

Date of article: Wed 7 Aug 19

Ore Valley Housing Association have successfully secured funding to purchase 10 electric vehicles and to pay for charging points in locations throughout Fife and they have a partn ...

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Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Business Breakfasts

Date of article: Wed 7 Aug 19

Join the FCCT Team for one of their business breakfasts to learn about the business engagement opportunities offered by our new Tourism & Business Partnership Scheme. The eve ...

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Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington Chasing Third Alfred Dunhill Links Victory

Date of article: Tue 6 Aug 19

‘This is definitely the favourite tournament of the year for me, the three courses suit me down to the ground’ says 2002 and 2006 champion Championship da ...

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Why is sustainable tourism important?

Date of article: Tue 6 Aug 19

Tourism has a unique dependency on quality environments, cultural distinctiveness, social interaction, security and wellbeing. We believe that the success of Scotland’s tourism i ...

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Raise Your Business Profile at STA Events

Date of article: Wed 31 Jul 19

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) hosts and delivers a variety of events across Scotland throughout the year. Next on the STA calendar is the Annual AGM & Autumn Conference t ...

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August Market Weekend at Bowhouse

Date of article: Tue 30 Jul 19

Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th 2019 Free of Charge    Scotland’s must-visit August Market Weekend at Bowhouse celebrates summer with a line up that includes ch ...

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What's new at Lochore Meadows

Date of article: Tue 30 Jul 19

Lochore Meadows have extended the range of outdoor activities available in the park, giving visitors much more choice when they visit. These are available during weekends and publi ...

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Why enter the 2020 Fife Business Awards?

Date of article: Tue 30 Jul 19

The 2019 Fife Business Awards were the biggest yet, with a record number of entries and more companies applying than ever before.  Print and social media coverage reached record l ...

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Solheim Cup Carnival

Date of article: Fri 26 Jul 19

With the fast approaching Solheim Cup taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September, we are inviting businesses to join us and take part in our Solheim Cup themed events at VisitS ...

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A year of great initiatives for local fundraising charity

Date of article: Fri 26 Jul 19

Local fundraising organisation The Hamish Foundation has had an active first half to 2019 with a series of fundraising activities underway and a number of projects in the pipeline ...

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The Scottish Fisheries Museum Launch St Ayles Ale

Date of article: Wed 24 Jul 19

The Scottish Fisheries Museum are delighted to say that, in conjunction with the brewer Ovenstone 109, we have a new Golden Ale to celebrate the museum’s 50th Golden Anniversary. ...

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Fife Tourism Barometer for Q2 2019

Date of article: Tue 23 Jul 19

The Fife Tourism Barometer for Quarter 2 of 2019 is now live. You can take part at https://visitscotland.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=156223805162   Previous results can be f ...

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Fife’s rich history brought to life through augmented reality

Date of article: Fri 19 Jul 19

A new augmented reality app which brings Fife’s rich, ancient past to life has launched, allowing users to trace the footsteps of historic Kings across the Heartlands of Fife. ...

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