Scotland’s hostels sector is to receive £2.3 million of funding to help deal with the impact of Covid-19.
The Hostel – Covid-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund aims to provide a safety net to keep hostel businesses operating while restrictions on opening and travel are in place and then be trade ready when it is safe for travel to return.
The fund is part of The Scottish Government’s £104.3 million allocation to support the tourism and hospitality sectors. The one-off grant for hostels is being delivered on behalf of the Scottish Government by VisitScotland, with development input from Scottish Independent Hostels, Hostelling Scotland and Independent Hostels UK.
Hostels provide an affordable and sociable way for visitors to experience some of the best locations in Scotland.
Communal facilities and shared spaces are designed to encourage interaction between guests but social…