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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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Historic Environment Scotland Sites

Date of article: Mon 28 Dec 20

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that all of mainland Scotland will be moving to COVID protection level 4, at a minute past midnight on Saturday 26 December, Hist ...

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£104 MILLION TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY LIFELINE

Date of article: Mon 21 Dec 20

Targeted support package for key sectors. Tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland are to benefit from a £104.3 million package of support in the New Year. The funding ...

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Your Questions Answered

Date of article: Mon 21 Dec 20

We understand that there have been many changes to guidance, and it can be hard to keep up. The answers are out there, and VisitScotland have compiled a list of the most asked que ...

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Level four - what does it mean?

Date of article: Mon 21 Dec 20

From Boxing Day (00.01 on 26 December) level four measures came into force for all of mainland Scotland, including the closure of non-essential retail and hospitality. These restr ...

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Christmas Restrictions Tightened

Date of article: Sat 19 Dec 20

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced today (Saturday 19 December) a tightening to the previously announced relaxation of restrictions for the Christmas period in Scotla ...

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VisitScotland / Digital Boost webinars

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

In partnership with Digital Boost and Business Gateway, VisitScotland is offering a series of webinars aimed at supporting the Scottish tourism industry, providing support and ad ...

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Furlough and loan schemes

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021 with the UK Government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages – giving businesses and employees across the U ...

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Fife Golf Festival 2021

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

Fife Golf are launching the Fife Golf Fest 21 campaign that will run from March to October in 2021. The campaign, run in conjunction with Fife Council and Welcome to Fife, will of ...

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STERG COVID-19 full industry survey - November 2020 | Results overview

Date of article: Fri 18 Dec 20

In October 2020, STERG requested that a full industry survey be undertaken to ascertain the following: To establish the effect of the past seven months on businesses within t ...

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Check in Scotland Launches

Date of article: Wed 16 Dec 20

Check In Scotland is a way to collect the contact details of people who visit pub, bars, restaurants and cafes, that's designed to work with NHS Scotland's Test and Protect. Click ...

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Foraging Fortnight launches legacy of resources to encourage future foragers

Date of article: Wed 16 Dec 20

A series of guides and films to encourage increased responsible foraging in Scotland has been launched by LEADER, following the successful Foraging Fortnight project.   The fre ...

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NatureScot launches new green recovery fund

Date of article: Wed 16 Dec 20

Community groups, charities and NGOs are being encouraged to apply for a new £200,000 fund to support Scotland’s green recovery, launched by NatureScot. The NatureScot Better ...

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Pivotal Events Business Fund announcement

Date of article: Tue 15 Dec 20

The Scottish Government has today (15 December) announced new funding of £13 million to provide further support for the events sector in Scotland, much of which has been unable to ...

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Brexit Support

Date of article: Mon 14 Dec 20

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. This process is often known as 'Brexit'. We're now in a transition period, also known as the implementation period. Whilst the f ...

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Short Term Lets Consultation Report Published

Date of article: Fri 11 Dec 20

The Scottish Government has now published a report on its 2020 consultation on the definition of short-term lets and detailed proposals for the licensing scheme and control areas. ...

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Latest COVID-19 funding

Date of article: Wed 9 Dec 20

Money for business support and vaccine programme More than £1.8 billion of extra funding has been allocated to tackling the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland. It cove ...

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Latest Lockdown Levels

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

Nicola Sturgeon outlined the latest lockdown levels to the Scottish Parliament, announcing that: All level 4 areas in Scotland go down to level 3 Inverclyde, Falkirk and Angus ...

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Data upskilling scheme for the city region

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

Are you looking to upskill your staff? Our small grants of between £500 and £5,000 will help future proof your workforce by ensuring your staff have the tools, skills and confide ...

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Business Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s Event Industry Supply Chain

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

VisitScotland’s Events Directorate is conducting a second online survey of the event industry supply chain to gather further vital information on the ongoing impact of COVID-19 ...

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Adventure Tourism Week follow-up

Date of article: Tue 8 Dec 20

VisitScotland, Wild Scotland and Sail Scotland joined forces to bring you Adventure Tourism Week from 16 – 20 November. The week brought together (virtually) marine, activity, wi ...

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Guidance - FAQs Answered

Date of article: Mon 7 Dec 20

We understand that there have been many changes to guidance, and it can be hard to keep up. The answers are out there, and VisitScotland have compiled a list of the most asked que ...

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Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Cafe - Invitation to Tender

Date of article: Mon 7 Dec 20

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust are looking for anyone interested in the refurbishment and running of the cafe within the Harbourmasters House in Dysart. Fife Coast and Countrys ...

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Scottish Museum “Weathering the Storm” through funding success

Date of article: Thu 3 Dec 20

The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther have secured vital funds of over £100,000 through the Museum Galleries Scotland Recovery and Resilience Fund   This is part of a UK ...

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Joint agreement on festive period

Date of article: Thu 3 Dec 20

The Scottish Government has agreed a cautious and limited relaxation of the rules on household meetings to support people over the Christmas period. A maximum of three households ...

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Gift Kirkcaldy - Town Launches Gift Card

Date of article: Thu 3 Dec 20

Launching today (Thursday 3 December) is Kirkcaldy's very own gift card designed to encourage people to give the gift of choice and support local businesses across the town centre. ...

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Scotland Loves Local - Industry Support

Date of article: Wed 2 Dec 20

VisitScotland are working with partners across the country to amplify and inspire people living in Scotland to Love Local during the festive period. Alongside Scotland's Town ...

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Christmas Wrapped Up

Date of article: Wed 2 Dec 20

Despite the challenges of 2020, Scotland’s tourism industry has opened its doors and hearts to people across the country and VisitScotland believes now is the time to return the ...

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Santa Experiences Guidance

Date of article: Tue 1 Dec 20

Following advice from public health and a consideration against the four harms it has been decided that there is a need for clarity around the provision of Santa experiences. T ...

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