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Hospitality Industry Government Support Update & Live Q&A

Date of article: Fri 10 Apr 20

Hospitality Industry Government Support Update & Live Q&A with UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls Join UK Hospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls for an updat ...

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Event Sector hit by COVID-19 call offs

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

From VisitScotland: The events and festivals sector in Scotland continues to be hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with hundreds of events having already been cancelled or postpone ...

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VisitScotland: Covid-19 Industry impact & Insights

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

From VisitScotland:  Whilst the situation around COVID-19 does seem like it will continue for some time and it’s had a hugely damaging effect on our tourism and events industry ...

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Summary note of the STA Council Meeting 8 April 2020

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

Attendees Fergus Ewing MSP           Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism   STA Council Emma McQuillan – Caravan and Motorhome Club Ken Bramham – Scot ...

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HMRC Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Q & As

Date of article: Thu 9 Apr 20

HMRC has made a Q & A log available which may offer you more clarity around areas which you have questions on in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Click here ...

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Free of charge ecommerce technology launched to help hoteliers continue to trade during lockdown

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

Cheshire-based software company, Hop Software, has developed a free-of-charge online shop to enable hotels across the UK to provide a click, collect and delivery food and drink se ...

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Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

Use this service to tell us how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus. The support needed includes things like: medical testing equipment medica ...

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Award win for Fife distillery’s single malt

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

Kingsbarns Distillery’s flagship single malt, Dream to Dram, has been announced as the ‘Best Scotch Lowlands Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards 2020 The light and flo ...

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Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date of article: Wed 8 Apr 20

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the current rate of SSP that they pay to current or former employees for periods of sickness starting on or ...

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The Drinks Trust COVID 19 Relief Fund

Date of article: Tue 7 Apr 20

The Drinks Trust COVID 19 Relief Fund is open to people who have lost their job and/or income as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Applicants will be subject to one of the follow ...

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Scottish Business Resilience Covid-19 Webinar

Date of article: Tue 7 Apr 20

Webinar: Scottish businesses in fight against impact of Covid-19 - Progress Update The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), along with some of Scotland’s’ top business ...

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The Open in 2020 to be Cancelled - St Andrews Moved to 2022

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021. The Open was due to b ...

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

VisitScotland have sent a virtual hug to fans of Scotland, near and far, with a heart-warming film asking them to dream about visiting now, but to travel later. The short film has ...

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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the tourism industry

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

During this unprecedented period, it's important that we keep an eye on what our competitors are doing, how the industry is reacting and the sentiment and behaviours of our target ...

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Business Gateway Webinars

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

Business Gateway have some great topical webinars coming up over the next couple of weeks: 07/04/20 - 3pm Covid-19 Accessing Finance with Norrie Cook  https://www.bgateway.com/ev ...

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HERITAGE EMERGENCY FUND

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50 million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The UK-wide ...

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Business Gateway Online Tutorial - How to get your business through the current emergency

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

How to get your business through the current emergency Businesses across the country are all adapting to new, unprecedented circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 epidemic. There i ...

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MGS announces new funds to support Scotland's most vulnerable museums and galleries and to support digital and home working

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

Museums Galleries Scotland is pleased to announce £700,000 of Scottish Government funding will be used to establish an Urgent Response Fund to support museums and galleries critic ...

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Innovation Fund now open

Date of article: Mon 6 Apr 20

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emer ...

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Coronavirus Business Support at a Glance

Date of article: Tue 24 Mar 20

During this difficult time, we have created a page with useful advice for tourism businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. The information will be regulary updated here: Coro ...

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Take part in the second wave of VisitScotlandCovid-19 research | monitoring the effects

Date of article: Mon 23 Mar 20

VisitScotland conducted a pilot survey from 9 - 16 March to establish the effect of Coronavirus on the tourism industry where more than 2,20 ...

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Monitoring the effect of Covid-19 on the Scottish Tourism Industry

Date of article: Fri 20 Mar 20

VisitScotland is closely monitoring the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation as it evolves and alongside our activities to provide advice and support during this difficult time, we are ...

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Virtual & Local Business Support

Date of article: Fri 20 Mar 20

Business Gateway is being responsive and reactive to the needs and challenges Scottish businesses face due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At https://www.bgateway.com/resources/cor ...

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Coronavirus – an advisory webinar for employers

Date of article: Fri 20 Mar 20

ACAS Webinars for Employers | Employers can join a free ACAS webinar ‘Coronavirus – an advisory webinar for employers’ on 2 or 7 April. The webinar provides practical advic ...

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Coronavirus business continuity advice

Date of article: Fri 20 Mar 20

Scottish Enterprise have gathered together a list of websites that give useful information on business continuity for employers and businesses.  Info at https://www.scottish-ent ...

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Fife Council Environmental Health Guidance on Changes to Food Businesses (Covid-19)

Date of article: Thu 19 Mar 20

Environmental Health is aware of the difficulties that food businesses are presented with during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that this will be having on trade. It is under ...

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VisitScotland Update - Covid-19

Date of article: Wed 18 Mar 20

Information from VisitScotland "We’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and alongside our activities to provide advice and support during this difficult t ...

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Covid-19 Update

Date of article: Wed 18 Mar 20

​Follow @fifetourism, @st_alliance & @visitscotnews on twitter.  On 17 March, the Chancellor announced a range of measures to support businesses as they deal with the imp ...

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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) GUIDANCE FOR EVENT ORGANISERS IN SCOTLAND

Date of article: Wed 18 Mar 20

On 16 March, to slow the spread of COVID-19 the UK and Scottish Government’s have advised people to limit social contact. This includes minimising social contact by avoiding crow ...

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VISITSCOTLAND'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Date of article: Wed 18 Mar 20

Our response to the Covid-19 situation We’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and alongside our activities to provide advice and support during this diffi ...

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STA Coronavirus Update

Date of article: Wed 18 Mar 20

Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to Chancellor's announcement of economic package for businesses “The headline commitment is substa ...

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Levenmouth LTA Evening Cancelled

Date of article: Mon 16 Mar 20

The Levenmouth LTA evening scheduled for 19th March has been postponed.  ...

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East Neuk AGM & Meeting Cancelled

Date of article: Mon 16 Mar 20

The Committee of Visit East Neuk has decided to postpone the AGM and meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at Kingsbarns Distillery due to the unfolding coronavirus situation ...

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TAY CITIES REGIONAL TOURISM POSTPONED

Date of article: Fri 13 Mar 20

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation it is with regret that the delivery organisations of the Tay Cities Regional Tourism Conference - Angus, Dundee City, Fife and P ...

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COVID-19 helpline for Scottish businesses

Date of article: Fri 13 Mar 20

A helpline providing businesses across Scotland with advice and guidance on COVID-19 has been announced by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop. The helpline, which is now live, will be ...

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Business Gateway Online Resources and Marketing Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date of article: Thu 12 Mar 20

In light of the current situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Business Gateway would like to share some of the online resources that they have available to businesses at all ...

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Bold new tourism strategies launched at Scotland’s Marine Tourism Conference

Date of article: Thu 12 Mar 20

Sail Scotland’s Marine Tourism Conference took place in West Kilbride yesterday as part of Scottish Tourism Month, providing a high-profile launch pad for ambitious national stra ...

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Trade Development Programme; Food & Drink Activity

Date of article: Thu 12 Mar 20

Exhibitions are the ideal way to market your goods and services and raise your company's profile. Fife’s Trade Development Programme has been developed by the Economic Developmen ...

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Coronavirus Questionnaire

Date of article: Wed 11 Mar 20

Please take a minute to complete the VisitScotland and VisitBritain questionnaires on how Coronavirus is impacting on your business.  These are very short surveys and used to feed ...

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Up to £200,000 funding available for coasts and waters heritage projects

Date of article: Wed 11 Mar 20

Make a splash with Historic Environment Scotland’s new funding programme   Historic Environment Scotland are encouraging organisations with community-based projects to apply f ...

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