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Scotland Tour Operators Fund

Please note that applications for both the new ScotlandDayTour OperatorsCOVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund and the Scotland Inbound Tour Operators – COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund are now closed and applications are currently being assessed. Applicants will be made aware of the outcome of their application before the end of April 2021.   

On behalf of the Scottish Government we had widened the scope of the Scotland Inbound Tour Operators – COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund criteria and introduced a new fund - the Scotland Day Tour Operators – COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund to support more Scottish based businesses in the tour operator sector critical to Scotland’s tourism economy.

About the funds

The £15 million fund was delivered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and developed with input from the Scottish Tourism Alliance, the Scottish Destination Management Association, the Scottish Incoming Golf Tour Operators Association, UK Inbound and the Scottish Independent Tour Operators Association. 

Due to the complexity and breadth of businesses within the sector, a two-strand approach to grant funding was necessary to meet the needs of the sector.  

The two strands were: 

  • Scotland Inbound Tour Operators - COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund  
  • Scotland Day Tour Operators - COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund

Please check the comprehensive application guidance for more information. 

Questions about the fund

If you have any queries about the funds, please contact  inboundtouroperators@visitscotland.com.