1. Visitor Levy Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) that looks at the likely costs, benefits and risks of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill.

  2. Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    The results of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) undertaken in respect of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill.

  3. Visitor Levy Bill: Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSD) undertaken to assess any potential socio-economic disadvantage or inequalities in respect of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill.

  4. Visitor Levy Bill: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment(DPIA) for the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill.

  5. Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment

    An island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considering the potential impact of the introduction of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill on island communities.

  6. Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child Rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) examining the potential impact of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill on children's human rights.

  7. Visitor levy legislation introduced

    Councils empowered to raise money for local tourism.

  8. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  9. Scotland's Year of Stories 2022: equality impact assessment

    Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 showcased Scotland’s strongest culture, tourism and events assets and other key aspects of society by creating a collaborative platform for partners to work together and maximise benefits. The report highlights evidence, opportunities and actions to boost equality.

  10. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  11. National Events Strategy Review: Easy Read version

    Easy Read version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's National Events Strategy.

  12. National events strategy review: consultation - Gaelic version

    Gaelic version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  13. National events strategy review: consultation

    Scotland's National events strategy is being reviewed and updated. This will extend its term to the end of 2035. This survey provides everyone with a role in Scotland’s world-class event industry the chance to shape the sector’s updated strategy.

  14. National events strategy review: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  15. Short-term lets: regulation information

    Information about the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland.

  16. Event industry support fund 3: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment for the event industry support fund 3.

  17. Omicron events sector top up fund: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment for the Omicron events sector top up fund.

  18. EventScotland - national and international event funding programmes: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment for the National and International funding programmes delivered by EventScotland.

  19. Flexible planning rules

    New measures to boost hospitality and town centre recovery.

  20. Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2020

    Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2020. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for marine sectors. The supporting documents include: additional tables in an excel file and a pdf version of the publication.

  21. More time to apply for short-term lets licences

    Pragmatic approach to support hosts during cost of living crisis.

  22. Monitor farm project develops global offering

    Funding for growing agritourism sector.

  23. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  24. Licensing scheme opens for short-term lets

    Measures to establish consistent standards across the country.

  25. Supporting Scotland’s local food and drink

    Recipients of the Regional Food Fund announced.

  26. Investing in rural tourism

    £3.9 million to support visitor management

  27. International travel restrictions end

    Concerns over lack of border control measures.

  28. International travel restrictions eased

    Most people will not need to take a test.

  29. Supporting the tourism sector

    £9 million to mitigate impacts of Omicron.

  30. Large outdoor events resume from 17 January

    Measures covering indoor events and hospitality to be reviewed in one week.

  31. Targeted funds for culture and events

    £65 million to help ease impact of pandemic.

  32. Omicron restrictions take effect

    Measures to limit the spread of new variant.

  33. New television studio to grow sector

    Kelvin Hall will host major TV broadcasters and production companies.

  34. Scotland’s Winter Festivals

    £430,000 funding boost.

  35. Licensing short-term lets

    Legislation laid before Scottish Parliament.

  36. Scotland’s Covid Certificates Accepted by the EU

    Scots must update certification status before travelling abroad.  

  37. Final countries taken off the red list

    Vaccinated traveller policy expanded.

  38. Events line-up to enrich climate conference

    A series of innovative cultural events are to be staged to mark COP26.

  39. Countries taken off the red list

    Vaccinated traveller policy also expanded.

  40. International travel testing updated

    Scotland to align with UK testing regime.

  41. International travel restrictions to be relaxed and simplified

    Streamlined system merges amber and green lists and retains red list.

  42. International travellers to Scotland will be able to use private sector COVID tests

    Economy boosting step backed by move to clamp down on poor performers.

  43. Canada and the Azores added to travel green list

    Expanded list includes Denmark and Switzerland while Thailand goes red.

  44. Edinburgh Festivals return

    World leading festivals begin bounce back from impact of COVID-19.

  45. Significant easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US

    Step only possible due to success of vaccination programmes.

  46. Finding the future of tourism and hospitality

    New recruitment drive for tourism and hospitality sectors.

  47. Supporting Edinburgh’s festivals

    COVID-19 funding to aid cultural recovery.

  48. Short term lets: planning guidance for hosts and operators

    This draft planning guidance is intended for hosts and operators of short-term lets. A separate planning circular has been prepared for planning authorities.

  49. Expanded travel green list for Scotland

    Key destinations added following latest review.

  50. Portugal placed on amber travel list

    Change made following concerns over spread of Delta variant.

  51. Promoting tourism

    New £3 million fund to help industry rebuild.  

  52. £25 million for tourism recovery

    Supporting the sector to rebuild.

  53. Supporting rural tourism

    Preparing for increased visitor numbers this summer.

  54. Undoing damage and creating stability

    Support for hardest hit communities and sectors.

  55. Dubai designated for public health quarantine

    Travellers returning to self-isolate on arrival in Scotland.

  56. The Stone of Destiny

    Iconic symbol to be moved to Perth.

  57. Expansion of hospitality provisions

    Changes to current restrictions.

  58. Proposals for tourism recovery

    Taskforce recommendations published.

  59. Strengthening Cairn Gorm’s future

    £20.51 million to unlock mountain’s potential.

  60. New safety rules for hospitality industry

    Regulations make it mandatory to collect customer and visitor information.

  61. Travellers from France and the Netherlands to face quarantine rules

    Increase in coronavirus cases sees quarantine requirements.

  62. Funding boost for science centres

    Extra £2m to mitigate the impact of  COVID-19.

  63. Further funding for tourism

    Lifeline support for sector.

  64. Supporting events

    New funding to keep Scotland centre stage.

  65. Green light for live drive-in events

    First steps for event sector recovery signalled.

  66. Cultural venues start to re-open

    Guidance in place for sector to safely start welcoming visitors.

  67. Tourism sector reopens

    Further restrictions on tourism lifted.

  68. Socialising safely

    Restrictions on outdoor hospitality industry eased.

  69. Travel restrictions lifted

    Tourism to benefit from further Phase 2 changes.

  70. Final Phase 2 measures confirmed

    Face coverings and 2 metre rule exemptions announced in preparation for Phase 3.

  71. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Dumfries and Galloway

    Delay to relaxation of restrictions in parts of the region.

  72. New tourism taskforce

    Group meets to consider sector’s recovery.

  73. Restarting tourism safely

    New workplace guidance published.

  74. Support for zoos

    Package of measures available. 

  75. Support for tourism industry

    Sector prepares for return to business.

  76. Supporting tourism through coronavirus

    Economic assistance confirmed.

  77. Campsites and caravan parks to close

    Visitors staying on leisure sites asked to return home.

  78. Tourism drive

    Funding to develop tourism in North Ayrshire.

  79. Supporting food and drink tourism

    Putting Scottish produce on the map.

  80. Tourism statistics

    Information on where to find up-to-date information on tourism statistics in Scotland.

  81. Ban on Euro 2020 ticket touting to become law

    Bill unanimously passes final stage in Scottish Parliament.

  82. Tourism fund now open for applications

    Rural projects encouraged to apply.

  83. An appetite for Scotland

    Extra funding to promote local produce.

  84. Short-term lets

    Consultation responses back regulation.

  85. UEFA European Championship Bill

    Bill proposes to criminalise ticket touting for matches.

  86. Waverley fund gathers steam

    £1 million announced for historic vessel.

  87. Empowering local communities

    Consultation on local levy launched.

  88. Supporting Scotland’s tourism industry

    Commitment to work with sector to tackle challenges.

  89. South of Scotland Tourism Investment

    Major land restoration project.

  90. Rural tourism investment

    Projects to benefit from a share of nearly £2.9 million.

  91. Bridges bring benefits

    Attracting visitors to the Firth of Forth.

  92. Rise in European visitors

    Number of visitors and tourism spend continue to increase.

  93. Economic benefits of hosting The Open revealed

    Prestigious golf tournament worth £120 million to Scottish economy. 

  94. Rural tourism investment

    Projects to benefit from £3 million funding.

  95. Support for new tourist resort

    Funding for south of Scotland development

  96. Record year for overseas visitors

    Increase in tourism spending. 

  97. Promoting Scotland's cultural heritage

    Support for Highlands & Islands natural and cultural assets.

  98. Rural tourism support

    Island projects first to be backed under new £6m fund.

  99. New Burns documents

    Records shed light on the Bard’s politics and character.

  100. International visitors on the rise

    20% more visitors from Europe choosing to come to Scotland.

  101. Bumper year for major events

    European Championships among 2018 highlights.

  102. The spirit of St Andrew

    Call to perform an act of kindness.

  103. Mountain biking on track

    Support to ensure forest tourism continues to thrive.

  104. Scotland's youth take the lead in 2018

    Year of Young People launched.

  105. International spend up

    Rise in overseas visitors coming to Scotland.

  106. Rural tourism infrastructure fund

    £6m to support popular sites around the country to grow and thrive.

  107. Rise in visitor numbers to historic sites

    Historic Environment Scotland properties in Dumfries and Galloway see 41% rise

  108. Science funding

    Funding for science festivals and interactive exhibition.

  109. The lure of ancient history

    Rise in island visitor numbers.

  110. Tickets for 2018 European Championships go on sale

    Champion swimmer Ross Murdoch named as ambassador.

  111. Surge in overseas visitors

    Tourism boost strongly supported by visitors from North America.

  112. VisitScotland and TripAdvisor team up to put Scotland on world stage

    A European-first collaboration between VisitScotland and TripAdvisor will see Scotland’s world-class tourism offering promoted to almost 70 million new potential visitors, generating a potential additional spend of £150 million.

  113. Investing in Scotland's tourism sector

    FM welcomes announcement that Marriott International plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland.

  114. Scotland's special themed years unveiled

    Tourism programme extended until 2022.

  115. Help for carers

    Rise in inclusive tourism short breaks.

  116. Edinburgh icon set for makeover

    Historic concert venue to be renovated.

  117. History sparks tourism rise

    International visitors drawn by Scottish heritage.

  118. Economic benefit of The Open

    £110 million benefit to Scotland from last year’s event at Royal Troon.

  119. European links under threat

    Brexit impedes cultural and tourism opportunities.

  120. Tourist spend soars

    Sharp rise in North American visitors.

  121. Pupils Scotland-wide to visit Arras

    Battle of Arras and Dr Elsie Inglis confirmed as Scottish commemorations for 2017.

  122. £6.6 million for conservation of historic sites

    Report sets out work required to restore and protect iconic buildings and monuments.

  123. Enhanced funding for Edinburgh's festivals

    Extra £300k to commemorate 70th anniversary of capital’s founding festivals.

  124. Brexit funding threat

    Tourism industry facing “damaging consequences”.

  125. Tourism industry body launched

    Aim to grow bed and breakfast sector.

  126. Impact of brexit on cruise tourism

    Summit discusses brexit impact on Scotland’s thriving cruise industry.

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