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Recommended Websites Useful to Members

VisitScotland’s Trade Site – www.visitscotland.org
The tourism industry’s trade website that aims to provide information to help you access the information you need to succeed in business. The Research and Statistics section incorporates many of the sectoral guides produced by Tourism Intelligence Scotland. You will also find useful information on Quality Assurance and Promotional Opportunities and Marketing support, which is open to all those in the tourism industry.

Green Tourism Scheme
The world’s largest sustainable certification programme of its kind. Join over 2000 eco-friendly accommodation providers and attractions in the UK and abroad.

Scottish Assessors Association – www.saa.gov.uk 
Information about Rates and Council Tax assessments, including an easy-to-use postcode search facility.

Scottish Tourism Alliance
The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the representative body for the private sector in tourism and hospitality. As the voice of the industry, STA has a clear agenda for influencing and shaping policy to drive growth for our industry and deliver the ambitious National Strategy, Tourism Scotland 2020 vision, ‘to be a destination of first choice for a high quality, value for money and memorable customer experience, delivered by skilled and passionate people.’  ASSC is a member of STA and our members have access to the full range of STA benefits.

Federation of Small Businesses – experts in smaller businesses, offering members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Members also have access to a useful range of benefits.

Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic well being of Scotland by providing access to free business support services.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government.

The Highland and Islands region has its own enterprise agency.  Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit from the Scottish Government that integrates economic and community development.

This ministerial department brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. It is supported by 46 agencies and public bodies.

Department of UK Health & Safety. Reserved matters, like preventing work-related accidents and ill health, and devolved matters, like employers’ promoting healthy lifestyles, are closely linked; the Scottish Government therefore has the power and resources to act in many areas of HSE interest.

Energy Suppliers Comparison website. Free to use.

A list of local council authority areas.

List of current MSP’s.

Information of interest to your visitors

Historic Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is Scotland’s largest conservation charity caring for the country’s leading collection of built and natural heritage.

Scottish Explorer Pass
Unlimited entry to 70 of Scotland’s top heritage visitor attractions including Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles.

Scotland’s Garden Scheme
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other deserving charities by facilitating the opening of gardens of horticultural interest of all sizes throughout Scotland to the public.

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions
ASVA is the membership organisation for the best visitor attractions in Scotland. Located throughout Scotland, ASVA members range from historic houses to modern Science Centres and everything in between, and all are committed to offering the highest quality visitor experiences.

Scotland’s Churches Trust
Representing Scotland’s most important ecclesiastical buildings – not just the great and expansive, but also the small and humble which are often found in the most beautiful and tranquil of settings. They all represent the rich cultural background of Scotland and the diversity of the nation.

If you think there are other websites we should mention then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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