Opening up Tourism – How Do We Make ‘Normal’ Safe ?

As the tourism sector begins to open up after months of lockdown The Orkney News looks at some holiday ideas.

Described by the leaders of both the Welsh and Scottish Governments, as shambolic,  the plans announced by the UK Government about passengers to airports in England not requiring to isolate on return, should give us all cause for concern.

Scotland’s own tourism sector has suffered a heavy blow to its viability with the lockdown and many businesses have had to rely on Government funding to stay afloat.

What we can all do as individuals to help this sector is consider taking our holidays in Scotland. And no matter where you live – there is something interesting and beautiful to visit.

The Orkney News has many articles with great ideas of where you can visit within Scotland. Here’s one: The Western Isles – Or There And Back Again X

“We attempted a walk on South Uist, across machair, to a lake on a point at Rubha Aird a Mhuile, and, on the way we passed the site  of a Viking settlement, and another imaginative gate.”  Bernie Bell

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Goat Gate

You can holiday in your own area or, now that self-catering and some campsites have opened up, travel that wee bit farther.

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So whether you explore close by or further afield, Scotland has more than enough to offer to any visitor.  And when you do so you will be supporting local businesses vital to the economic health of the nation.

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Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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