Discussions with Perth and Kinross based self-catering businesses regarding business recovery: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

“I would like to request details of the level of engagement in the form of discussions, that have taken place between the hospitality sector in Perth and Kinross, specifically self-catering businesses, and the Scottish Government, about business recovery following the pandemic?”


The Scottish Government has engaged regularly with the hospitality sector and specifically with self-catering businesses throughout the pandemic to understand operating conditions and to develop support to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and enable recovery. We have regular dialogue and work closely with the STA, the ASSC and STERG and will continue to do so.

Please see below some of the engagements specifically with Perth businesses (in addition to the general engagement with representative stakeholder hospitality / self-catering bodies at Scotland level) that took place over the course of Covid-19 pandemic:

Date Stakeholder SG Representation
12/03/2021 Perthshire Chamber of Commerce virtual roundtable meeting Fergus Ewing/officials
1/10/2020 Conference Call with Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Fergus Ewing/officials
6/04/2020 Perthshire Chamber Of Commerce Conference Call Mairi Gougeon/officials
15/06/2020 Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Fergus Ewing/officials
11/08/2020 Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Virtual Roundtable Kate Forbes/officials
29/10/2020 Perthshire CoC Economic Summit Fergus Ewing /officials

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