Saturday, 22 January 2022

Scottish Coach Operators Get Further Support

Funding of up to £9 million for tourism has been announced by the Scottish Government to mitigate the impact of public health measures introduced to limit the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

The money is designed to recognise the economic impact of the steps people were asked to take from early December 2021 and the restrictions in place affecting some sectors since then.

Businesses which were previously supported by VisitScotland under a previous grant including coach operators, will qualify.

They will be contacted directly by email and asked to confirm basic information before payments are made from the  COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund.

Eligible businesses will receive a top-up payment of £6,800 under the Fund.

The tourism top-up funding has been allocated following discussions with the Scottish Government and the Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group.

In addition to coach operators, other sectors that will be eligible are day tour operators; hostels; inbound tour operators (outdoor/marine); and visitor attractions.