Tourism fund boost is welcomed in the north-east

Tourism fund boost is welcomed in the north-east

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has welcomed a new £3million fund to help the tourism sector.

The Scottish Government has launched the funding for tourism organisations to apply in order to promote key visitor destinations in a responsible and sustainable way.

The move is part of a support package to help the sector recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The fund opens for applications on June 1 and will be split into three tiers, focusing on city, regional and national tourism groups.

City region award programme offers between £50,000 and £100,000, Regional destination organisations and pan-Scotland sector groups awards between £40,000 and £80,000 and local destination organisations, marketing groups and non-pan-Scotland sector groups awards between £10,000 and £20,000.

Funding will be administered by VisitScotland and will help support eligible groups to develop strong visitor marketing campaigns that position the north-east and Scotland as a year-round…

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