Details on the allocation of funds will be set out in due course.
The Scottish Tourism Recovery Taskforce (STRT) is led by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism and the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills. It is responsible for strategic oversight of, and challenging and advising on, recovery plans in response to the COVID-19 impact on Scottish tourism and hospitality.
The STRT published its recommendations for supporting the sector’s recovery in October. The taskforce is not responsible for delivery of the agreed recovery plans – these will be actioned through the STERG and its member organisations.
The STERG* was created to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020. STERG has been working hard to help tourism businesses to recover from this unprecedented situation, working collaboratively to make the best use of budgets. They have one goal – to help the tourism industry return to being the economic and social powerhouse it once was.
Read the Scottish Tourism Recovery Taskforce Report
*STERG consists of COSLA, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, the Scottish Tourism Alliance, and VisitScotland.