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These resources have been selected to provide information on the Tourism industry in Scotland. Your local Business Gateway office can help you connect with other organisations and support networks to help you further your idea or business.

Visit Scotland

There to help all Scottish tourism businesses promote what they do best and find ways to exceed customer demands. With a range of products and services on offer, as well as a wealth of industry expertise available.

Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund

The types of project that could be supported include parking, camping facilities, disposal points (especially for camper vans) and toilet provision. The fund is a platform which will provide leverage of additional and focused investment, stimulate collaboration and build capacity within communities.

Visit Scotland Growth Fund

If you’re working on a collaborative tourism marketing campaign which focuses on growth in the tourism sector, you might be interested in applying to our Growth Fund.

The Scottish Tourism Alliance

The STA is the largest member organisation for tourism businesses in Scotland and the leading representative body for its tourism industry. Our focus is to shape and influence the creation of industry friendly policy through evidence to enable Scotland’s tourism industry to reach its growth potential.

Scottish Government – Tourism Industry Support

Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world.

Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Archives

The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) is the professional organisation promoting high professional standards in the field of genealogy and historical research in England and Wales.

Edinburgh Centre for Global History

The Edinburgh Centre for Global History promotes research into global connections and comparisons from antiquity to the present day at the University of Edinburgh.

Association of Independent Tour Operators

The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) is an umbrella organisation that represents 122 of Britain's best independent tour operators.

Play Scotland

Play Scotland, the National organisation for Play in Scotland.

The Association of Play Industries

The Association of Play Industries (API) is the lead trade body in the play sector. It represents the interests of manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safer surfacing.

Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC)

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. The ASSC is the only trade body representing the interests of the traditional self-catering sector. It has more than 650 Members, operating in excess of 7,000 self-catering properties throughout Scotland, from city centre apartments, to rural cottages, to lodges and chalets, to castles.

British Holiday and Home Parks Association

The British Holiday & Home Parks Association is the only organisation established exclusively to serve and represent the interests of the parks industry in the UK.

UK Hospitality

UK Hospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.

Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland

Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland is a unique charity for the hospitality industry in Scotland, encouraging the development of anyone working or studying in the sector.

BandB Association

The Bed & Breakfast Association is the UK trade association for B&Bs, Guest Houses and small independent hotels.

Event Scotland

Event Scotland provides advice on funding opportunities, access to resources and information about EventScotland and Development teams which sit within VisitScotland Events Directorate, alongside Business Events.

Event & Visual Communication Association

An aspirational must-be-a-member trade association and to deliver exceptional value to all employees as part of whole-agency membership proposition.

National Outdoor Events Association Scotland

NOEA is proud to be the only association within the broad spectrum of the UK event industry to have a vibrant chapter in Scotland.

The Outdoor Industries Association

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) CIC is a non-profit membership organisation that provides advocacy, representation, promotion, leadership and the opportunity for the outdoor recreational industries, to unite with a single common voice.

Wild Scotland

Wild Scotland is the Scottish wildlife and adventure tourism association and our members offer all types of outdoor activities, including walking holidays, cycling, mountain biking, sailing, whale-watching, fishing and all kinds of adventures!

The Institute for Outdoor Learning

The Institute for Outdoor Learning is the professional body for organisations and individuals who use the outdoors to make a difference for others.

Association of British Travel Agents

BTA has been a trusted travel brand for more than 65 years, offering advice and guidance to the travelling public, as well as leading the travel industry in supporting high service standards, working with our Members on health and safety, and promoting responsible tourism at home and abroad.

Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association

The SPAA (Scottish Passenger Agents' Association) today represents all of Scotland's major travel agents within its Membership, working increasingly pro-actively with a growing group of Associate Members – our Principals – to address the issues and meet the challenges of the constantly changing travel marketplace, thereby protecting the interests of our mutual clients throughout the nation and beyond.

Adventure Travel Trade Association

The Adventure Travel Trade Association inspires, connects and empowers the global community to do good through travel.

DigitalBoost – Digital Skills and Training for SMEs

Helping businesses across Scotland with free advice, workshops, 1:1 expert support, online tools, guides and a quick healthcheck to assess your digital strengths and weaknesses.

Scottish Government – Business Support

Guidance on the policies and interventions in place to support Scottish SMEs.

Healthy Working Lives

Healthy Working Lives is the place to come to if you are an employer in Scotland looking for workplace health, safety and wellbeing information.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Support agency for the Northern regions of Scotland which focusses on Innovation, trading internationally, funding/investment, skills development and more.

Scottish Enterprise

Focussed on assisting businesses who are looking to accelerate and grow through exporting, developing products and services, funding and business development.

Scotland IS

From innovative technology start-ups and global online service businesses that are transforming our lives to the universities that train our skilled people, ScotlandIS has developed a thriving membership and community for the economic benefit of everyone.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. They contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills.

Business Loans Scotland

Loans from 25K to 100K for new and growing Scottish SMEs.

Young Scot – National Youth Arts Fund

Grants to nurture creative talent in young people aged between 14 and 20 years old.

Zero Waste Scotland

Support, funding, campaigns and other interventions to help people and businesses reduce waste and be more efficient with resources.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Funding projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise is a consortium formed from Scotland's key social enterprise support agencies. Collectively, they are able to provide expert Start Up, Business Support, Business Recovery, Procurement, Leadership and Learning Services, to third sector organisations across the length and breadth of the country.

Princes Trust Scotland

Every young person should have the chance to succeed. PTS help young people in Scotland get into education, jobs and start businesses.

Findbusinesssupport.gov.scot

Search this website to find out about what other business support may be available to you.

Women’s Business Centre

Led by Women’s Enterprise Scotland this centre is to help women achieve their business aspirations, make connections, up-skill and get support.