Covid-19 update, 24 March 2020
On 22nd March 2020, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asked all hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation in Scotland to stop accepting visitors for the foreseeable future. On 23 March, the Scottish and UK Governments both announced measures for an effective lockdown across the country, requesting everyone to stay at home. Please read the Government's conditions.
While this may be disappointing for holidaymakers, we hope you will understand that safety comes first. If you are unsure how to cancel or amend a booking with one of our B&Bs, please contact the individual accommodation owner as soon as possible. They are currently likely to be dealing with a large number of cancellations, so please bear with them. Many B&Bs will be happy to reschedule your booking for later this year or next year. If this is a possibility for you, please consider this option instead of cancelling, as bookings are the only source of income for many of our individual B&B hosts.
Tourist attractions, tourist information centres, restaurants, cafes, non-essential shops, theatres, cinemas, libraries and sports centres have closed their doors to the public. Public transport has been reduced.
Historically, Scotland has always been a strong and resilient nation. That resilience has seen us through many challenges in the past and we are sure we will all (not just Scots but tourists too) get through this difficult time if we can all work together.
Scotland will be here for you in the future and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country when travel restrictions are lifted and holidays can resume. Many of our B&Bs also help to support local businesses in their areas by sourcing produce from local farmers, butchers and other food suppliers. In many areas of Scotland, tourism is the lifeblood of the economy, so you will be helping whole communities by planning your visit at a future date.
The current advice from the UK government is to stay at home. In this rapidly-changing situation, please click here for the latest UK Government advice.
For medical advice if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus, please consult the NHS website.
We hope you will choose to support our local businesses and look forward to welcoming you to Scotland in the future when it is safe for all of us to do so.