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Article published 07/11/2023

Today, on Purple Tuesday (7 November), we’re announcing the completion of a project with AccessAble to deliver 100 "Detailed Access Guides" for accommodation providers and attractions across Scotland. 

This is our third year working with Purple Tuesday, the global social movement which seeks to improve accessibility for disabled people.  

AccessAble provides essential detailed accessibility information and hosts more than 70,000 detailed Access Guides for hotels, attractions, and restaurants on its website.  

The new guides are for tourism businesses located across Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh & Lothians, Fife, Dundee and Angus, and South of Scotland.  

Qualified access surveyors assessed the businesses to create the guides which are housed on the AccessAble website and mobile app – used by over five million people each year. The guides are also contained on the businesses' web listings.  

Angus and East Lothian councils provided additional financial support to engage with further businesses in those areas.  

The creation of the guides coincides with the launch of our new inclusive tourism advice and resources on  

Inclusive tourism is an incredibly valuable market for Scotland. It covers a wide range of people, from those with hearing loss, mental or visual impairments, and wheelchair users, to senior travellers and families with young children.  

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Scotland is a naturally welcoming destination, which we’re incredibly proud of, and we must ensure the visitor experience matches that world famous welcome. 

We're delighted to work in partnership with AccessAble on this project. Providing clear and easy to access product information, in the form of an accessibility guide, is the simplest but most effective way our industry can engage with disabled customers. 

Inclusive tourism is a hugely valuable market and a key part of our responsible tourism strategy. Tourism offers so many rewarding experiences which we want to be accessible to everyone.

Marina Di Duca, Inclusive Tourism Manager at VisitScotland

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