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Industry Resources and Support Winter 2021


As we continue to try to stay resilient in challenging times the Women in Tourism team endeavour to share ongoing sources of business support in various forms, which we hope may be of use. If you have more you want to share, please get in touch.

Industry Support, Advice, Resources

If you have information and updates you believe would be valuable for our industry and worth sharing, or you wish to contribute to the Women in Tourism blog, contact us:

  • Via email info@womenintourism.co.uk
  • Tweet us at @WITScotland –(our most frequent method of communication right now)
  • Join the Women in Tourism LinkedIn Group or post to our LI industry page

Latest Financial Support & Resources

Sector & Destination Operational and Market Readiness Fund (COVID-19)

Support for the Tourism & Events Sector – January and February 2021

Latest Updates from Find Business Support

Industry Events

STERG Survey Results Webinar Wednesday 27 January, 2pm – 4pm

Tourism and Hospitality: Developing Technology Skills for the Future Wednesday 27 January, 2pm – 3.15pm

Travel Massive Edinburgh meets Traveltech for Scotland Thursday 28 January, 6-7pm

Save the Date: Women in Tourism WIT Wednesday, Wednesday 24 February, 4pm 

Health & Wellbeing

Resilience Reboot from Pip Haydock, The 2Gether Partnership

Coaching & Mentoring

Women in Tourism members can take advantage of a 60 minute mentoring session. Find out more.

She Rises – a Programme for Women to Build Confidence (4 & 11 February 2021) Find out more.

Food and Drink

Two interesting initiatives around food, drink and heritage in Scotland:

10,000 Hours

10,000 Hours is a photographic project which celebrates and shares the stories of craftspeople in all 32 different regions in Scotland. The book captures artists, crafters and food producers who are inspired by the land, using a combination of film photography, typewritten and handwritten text. Find out more. 

Scotland’s Food and Drink Stories

Help uncover the story of Scotland’s food & drink heritage

The story of our food and drink is the story of Scotland itself – of our people, our landscape, our communities and our history.  The search is on to find Scotland’s most enticing, most delicious and most inspiring food and drink stories. Share your hidden gems and your treasured memories; your favourite picnic spots and your local food heroes.

Take the Survey and Read More 

Key Sources: Industry Updates

Scottish Tourism Alliance – Coronavirus Information Hub and Brexit Resources

VisitScotland – Industry advice and updates

Scottish Government– news, updates, business information and more

VisitBritain – latest advice and updates for businesses

ASSC – check the blog for news and updates

ASVA – regular updates for visitor attractions and venues

ETAG –regular updates and news for the industry

HIT Scotland 

Scottish Agri-Tourism

Scotland Food and Drink – regular updates and support for businesses

The Caterer: Advice Hub for Hospitality Operators and Employees

Eventsbase: Industry updates for events professionals

Photo by Katrina Wright on Unsplash