Restrictions Ease Across Scotland

On Tuesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced further easing of the current restrictions on travel throughout the country.  From tomorrow, Friday 16 April, travel within Scotland for outdoor socialising, recreation and exercise will be allowed.  The [...]

Guidance on Organised Activities for Children

A number of attractions have raised questions about the COVID-19 rules for children’s activities in our sector.  ASVA has taken up the matter directly with Scottish Government officials who have now confirmed to us that children’s activities will be allowed to commence [...]

Re-Launch Advice for Scottish Attractions

ASVA and our colleagues at The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) have worked together to put together some advice for Scottish visitor attractions, as much of the sector looks towards re-opening on 26th April. We acknowledge that[...]

ALVA Attractions Recovery Tracker – Scotland Report

Our colleagues at the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) have provided ASVA with the latest tranche of consumer research exploring how the public is feeling about visiting attractions and what attractions can do to build confidence and trust in visiting again [...]

Re-Opening of Scottish Attractions Survey

With the Scottish Government providing a timetable for the re-opening of the Scottish economy, ASVA and our partners at the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development are asking all Scottish attractions to complete a quick survey to help us ascertain when the[...]

Updated Timetable for Easing Restrictions

Last week the Scottish Government announced the relaxation of restrictions, with the "stay at home" order lifted on Friday 2nd April and replaced with "stay local", whereby everyone is asked to remain within their local authority boundaries except[...]

Important Change to Receiving Non-Domestic Rates Relief

The Scottish Government recently extended the Non-Domestic Rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses for 12 months to help relieve pressure caused by the pandemic. The legislation was enacted on 18 March 2021 and will come into effect from 1 April 2021.[...]

ALVA Public Sentiment Tracker Results

Our friends at the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) have shared with ASVA their latest wave of public sentiment research they commissioned with Steve Mills of Decision House. This is the 7th wave of results and follows [...]

Further Business Support to Aid Re-Opening

As part her announcement on 16th March, the First Minister confirmed that the last four-weekly Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) Temporary Closures Grant payment of up to £3,000 will be paid on Monday 22 March.After this, one off re-start grants of up to [...]