By 15th March 2021, the industry should have an idea as to when we can fling open our doors and welcome our valued guests.
At the time of writing, 25th February 2021, there should be no non-essential travel between any parts of Scotland and other parts of the UK. Please see the latest Scottish Government information regarding travel within Scotland, within the UK and internationally.
All of mainland Scotland plus the Western Isles and Skye are in Level 4 lockdown restrictions which include Stay at Home regulations. This means that B&B’s, holiday accommodation, hospitality businesses, visitor attractions and non-essential shops remain closed. Orkney, Shetland, and the Inner Hebrides are in Level 3 of Scotland’s Covid Protection Levels with additional Stay at Home regulations.
Following the Scottish Government’s new Strategic Framework (published on 23 February 2021) for exiting lockdown, it is anticipated that all of Scotland will move into Level 3 restrictions from 26 April 2021 and further lifting of restrictions will take place in due course. Currently we don’t have confirmed dates as to when tourism will be able to re-start in Scotland, but hope to be given dates by the Scottish Government on 15 March 2021.