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This advice has been prepared in response to the concerns in the events industry and is correct at the time of publication. As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change, this advice is specifically for the events industry and is based on current Scottish Government guidelines.


In this section:

  1. Current situation
  2. Funding
  3. Events industry research


For wider advice for the tourism industry visit the VisitScotland coronavirus advice page.

2. Funding

A number of funding opportunities have been available to event-related businesses.

3. Industry research and guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a major impact on sporting, cultural and business events. As part of our work to support the events sector throughout it, we undertook both workshops and surveys to gather inside and intelligence on the ongoing issues faced by the sector.

Take a look at our insights for further results from our industry surveys on the Research and Insights section of this website. 

In collaboration with the EIAG, we commissioned a research project with Wavehill Social and Economic Research to understand how events contribute to Scotland’s wellbeing and identify measures for wellbeing impacts.

Read The Contribution of Events to Scotland’s Wellbeing for the key findings from the project in the Research and Insights section of this website. 

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