Businesses across Shetland are being disrupted and severely impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. The Shetland Tourism Association have been collating news, guidance, business advice, funding, guides and checklists for our Members. 1:1 support is available 7 days a week via email, phone call or video link.
We are here to help you at this difficult time
Direct member support
If anyone in the Tourism Sector would like to speak to Nadine or Emma this can be arranged on a telephone or video conferencing basis.
Email Nadine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07842564921
Email Emma at email@example.com or call on 07753806095
MP / MSP Support
We are in regular contact with our elected officials and have been actively lobbying for additional support for Members and the local Tourism Sector. Both Alistair and Beatrice are receiving daily contact from constituents and are encouraging people to get in touch. You can also follow them both on Facebook where they are posting regular updates. Face to face surgeries are currently cancelled, but telephone appointments can be arranged.
Tel – 01595 690044
Writing: Shetland Parliamentary office, 171 Commercial St, Lerwick, ZE1 0HX
Online / National Support
You can find more information here:
Guidance for Employers and Businesses
Business and Social Distancing advice
Employee Retention Scheme guidance
Self Employed Support Details
Scottish Enterprise webinar on practical steps to plan for disruption
Scottish Government Business Helpline number - 0300 030 0660
In addition to directing members to the right support, Members have received regular updates during the Coronavirus pandemic. Since 2nd March 2020, our Members have received 30 email updates with information from relevant bodies such as;
Scottish Tourism Alliance
Shetland Islands Council
Lerwick Port Authority
We continue to provide our Members with the most up to date information, alongside individual advice. If you would like to join our Association and receive these Member benefits then please click on Become a Member