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January 11, 2021

Keeping you informed – Monday 11th January 2021

In this roundup you'll find information on Clarification of grants for Short-Terms Lets and B&B's from ASSC, a new Green Recovery Fund from NatureScot, Information on how to adapt your tourism business for 2021, and new guidance on UK pet travel.

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Clarity on Financial Support for B&B’s and Short-Term Lets​

The ASSC is currently engaged in ongoing discussions with policymakers about self-caterer access to various funding support packages provided by the Scottish Government.

ASSC has compiled an overview of where things are with related grant opportunities as well as information on discussions currently taking place with Scottish Government officials.

You will also find information regarding Short-Term Let Licensing and Control Zone Proposals and the impact of STL legislation on B&B’s.

Full details can be found here.

Business Gateway and VisitScotland Tourism Webinar – How to adapt your tourism business for 2021

Taking Place: 14th January 2021

This event is for anyone running a tourism business in Scotland. A particular focus will be on adapting to the ‘New Normal’ in 2021.

You can expect –

  • Information on current global trends and macro trends
  • Information to help you adapt your business model,
  • Short to medium term outlook
  • Practical actions tourism business can take

For full details and booking – click here.

New Funding Opportunity from NatureScot

NatureScot has created a new green recovery fund to help manage visitors at nature ‘hotspots’.

The fund ‘Better Places Green Recovery Fund’ – is open for applications until midnight on the 29th January 2021.

The fund offers financial support to undertake the preliminary stages of visitor management planning, including scoping of the issues and interests.

The fund will also support the further development or review of any existing plans, and design work for infrastructure solutions and measures.

More information and application details can be found here.

Pet Travel Guidance

On the 31st of December the UK Government updated its guidance on Pet Travel to and from Great Britain.

This guidance applies to people travelling to and from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) with their pet cats, ferrets or dogs, including assistance dogs.

For full guidance click here.

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