£2.5m Funding lifeline for Scottish Marine, Boating and Outdoor Industry

The Scottish Government has announced a £2.5m Covid-19 support package for the Marine, Boating and Outdoor Tourism sector.

Sail Scotland and the outdoor tourism group Wild Scotland have secured a £2.5m re-start grant scheme aimed at supporting businesses through the high expenditure period of recommissioning vessels, visitor moorings and visitor pontoons for the 2021 season. The scheme will also support land-based activity and adventure providers.

The scheme will open in mid to late January and will be administered by VisitScotland.

The scheme will provide grants to operators working across bareboat and skippered charter, fully inclusive sail/cruise holiday, day trips and adventure trips. Both inland and coastal operators will be eligible to apply for grants from £1,000 up to £15,000. In addition, operators of visitor moorings and visitor pontoons will be able to access grants between £1,000 up to £7,500.

Keep up to date by checking the Visit Scotland website