Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford and local councilor Evelyn Tweed have welcomed an announcement by the SNP Scottish Government that B&Bs across the Stirling area will be eligible for a lockdown grant.
Businesses can receive a £2,000 grant for every 4 weeks they have been in lockdown if they do not pay non-domestic rates but do pay council tax.
The grant will be allocated by local councils and business owners are encouraged not to apply – instead the local authority will come to them.
Bruce Crawford MSP said:
‘I would encourage local authorities to contact eligible businesses as quickly as possible, and for all eligible B&Bs owners to take these grants without delay. These restrictions have been difficult for the industry, but many businesses absolutely remain viable and have great potential for future tourism.’
Local councillor Evelyn Tweed said:
‘B&Bs in Stirling have played their part in suppressing the virus and stopping the spread, and they should not suffer from doing the right thing.
‘Lockdown restrictions have been incredibly difficult for the tourism industry, especially small B&Bs and this grant from the Scottish Government will be welcome relief for those that have felt the impacts of restrictions.’
More info can be found here: https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/support-for-bed-and-breakfasts-paying-council-tax-grant