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Business Reopening Information

As we prepare to re-open and plan our recovery, we must recognise that we are now operating in a new tourism landscape. We must put Scotland in front of consumers ready to travel but yet undecided about where to go and ensure that Scotland is seen as a must visit destination that can offer a safe and rewarding holiday experience.

There has been a lot of information coming out over recent months but as we get ready to open for business it remains important that you are aware of the latest COVID Guidance. This is available from the Scottish Government. Being in the south of Scotland it is also important that you know of any differences in restrictions and timings in England so you can advise any customers, as relevant.

Support us in Creating a 'Scotland Starts Here' Content Library

SSDA are creating a content database to better market your business and products for upcoming projects. We need your help to make it happen. In order to showcase both areas and your business in the best light, we are looking for high-quality media files that fulfil the following requirements:

Photography:

  •  File type: Please save your images as jpeg, using the maximum quality setting, ideally HD 108`

  • File size: Each image should be greater than 3800px (longest side)Y

  • Colour space: Please ensure your images are saved using RGBY

  • Watermarks and/or logos: Please make sure your images do not have any visible logos or watermarks

If your images have people in them we would require a model release form also completed and signed off

 

Video Footage:

  •  File type: Please save your video footage as mp4 or, ideally, we would want to work with RAW files where possible / unedited footage

  • Resolution: Video footage resolution should be at least 1920 x 1080

  • Look and feel: No talking heads or interview style content, good examples of video coverage would be Visit Berwickshire Coast or the Scottish Borders Food & Drink Network

If your videos have people in them we would require a model release form also completed and signed off.

Drone Footage: 

Please also ensure that you own the copyright to any files you are sharing, or are acting on behalf of the copyright holder

  • File Type: Ideally we would want to work with RAW files where possible / unedited footage 

If your videos have people in them we would require a model release form also completed and signed off

Please also ensure that you own the copyright to any files you are sharing, or are acting on behalf of the copyright holder.   

If you would like to contribute content, please complete a media release form to include with any files you send us. Businesses wishing to send any files showing identifiable models or visitors, should also supply model release forms and outline any usage restrictions.

Product Awareness Showcase

Secure a 5-minute slot at one of our virtual Local Product Awareness Showcases by downloading and filling in the form below.

Slots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please ensure you specify all details correctly as we will be distributing the copy provided as follow up to event attendees.

Nurther useful sources of information including guidance on cleaning protocols for tourism, hospitality and retail businesses include: