Covid-19 update, 14 September 2020
Scotland remains in Phase 3 of exiting lockdown. All tourism and hospitality businesses were able to re-open from 15th July 2020.
Please be assured that in line with Scottish Government guidance our B&Bs will be implementing all the hygiene, cleaning and social distancing measures required to keep our guests and B&B owners safe.
Please note the following information applies to Scotland, and the situation may be different in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Some tourist attractions such as castles and museums will be open from mid July with social distancing measures in operation, but please check in advance with any specific places you wish to visit. Many attractions may require pre-booking of time slots, and some might not re-open until 2021.
Unfortunately many large events including Highland Games for 2020 have been cancelled. Please check with individual event operators before travelling to attend events.
Face coverings in Scotland
It is mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, banks and other enclosed areas such as museums, indoor tourist attractions, cinemas and places of worship.
It is also mandatory to wear a face covering inside bars/restaurants when you are not eating and drinking (e.g. when entering/leaving the premises).
Exemptions apply for children under 5 and for those for whom a covering is inappropriate due to health reasons.
You are also required to wear a face covering on public transport (see below).
Please note tha it is mandatory to wear a face covering on all public transport (including public areas of bus/train stations and airports) and in taxis. Exemptions apply for children under 5 and for those for whom a covering is inappropriate due to health reasons (see full guidance).
Arriving into the UK
See Scotland's List of 'travel corridor' countries which have exemptions from 14-day quarantine (self-isolating). If you are travelling to Scotland from countries not on this list, you are required to self-isolate in one location for 14 days.
For additional info, see the VisitScotland Travel to Scotland FAQ.
Social gatherings in Scotland
From 14 September, no more than 6 people from up to 2 households can meet socially. (Children under 12 from the 2 households are not counted within this limit). This applies in all locations including pubs/restaurants, or outdoors in a park or garden.
VisitScotland has a handy list which explains the various phases for exiting lockdown.
Scotland is now operating a 'Test and Protect' strategy.
For medical advice if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus, please consult the NHS website.
We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland.