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 or call on 07842564921

Email Emma at 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;

UK Government

Scottish Government

Scottish Tourism Alliance

Visit Scotland

Business Gateway

Shetland Islands Council



Police Scotland


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

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