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Public urged to report whale and dolphin sightings in Hebrides

08/07/2020
Public urged to report whale and dolphin sightings in Hebrides The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is calling on members of the public to record their at-sea excursions and sightings of whales, dolphins, porpoises and endangered basking sharks off Scotl...

❓✔️We’re Good to Go✔️❓

06/07/2020
We’re Good to Go! You may have seen various tourism businesses sharing that they are certified “Good to Go” over the past couple of days, but what does this actually mean? “The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and support...

Marine Tourism Industry calls on boaters to Respect Rural and Island Destinations

03/07/2020
Although this new campaign is directly aimed at the marine sector whether that be sailing, cruising, wildlife watching boat tours, kayaking or paddleboarding, Wild Scotland and members have a responsibility to ensure that this important messaging is shar...

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced changes to the two metre rule in Scotland.

02/07/2020
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced changes to the two metre rule in Scotland 2nd July 2020 Speaking at her daily press briefing, Ms Sturgeon said that certain businesses will be exempt from the two metre rule when Scotland enters phase three of ...

Covid-19 Updates, Advice and Guidelines for Wildlife, Adventure and Activity Operators / Businesses in Scotland

24/06/2020
Covid-19 Updates, Advice and Guidelines for Wildlife, Adventure and Activity Operators / Businesses in Scotland Wild Scotland has produced guidelines to support and signpost operators and businesses in the Wildlife, Adventure and Activity Tourism Sector i...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s route map: indicative dates for the remainder of Phase 2 and early Phase 3

24/06/2020
Guide to re-opening and scaling up over the rest of Phase 2 and early Phase 3. Indicative dates: confirmation subject to relevant evidence reviews and phase criteria being met. Not all detail is shown below. Please refer to any relevant guidance. Monday 2...

10 Recovery, Health and Safety Recommendations for Adventure Travel from ATTA

14/05/2020
10 Recovery, Health and Safety Recommendations for Adventure Travel from ATTA 1. Reassess your market, consider all the options. Covid-19 has severely impacted society in many different ways. You need to check how your market has been affected and conside...

The latest advice from the Scottish Government: Stay at home, Stay Safe and Save Lives…

13/05/2020
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE, SAVE LIVES 13/05/20 Please note that advice from the Scottish Government may differ from that of England and Wales. The current advice from the Scottish Government is: stay at home only go outside for essential food, health and work ...

Tourism body warns Scotland may have to stay closed to visitors for the whole summer…

13/05/2020
Tourism body warns Scotland may have to stay closed to visitors for the whole summer Scottish tourism chiefs have admitted that the whole summer may have to be written off by businesses and that the industry may not be fully up and running again until 20...

UK furlough scheme extended by four months

13/05/2020
The UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus will be extended to October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said Mr Sunak confirmed that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500. But he said the governm...