CLACKS businesses have been encouraged to apply to take part in a new scheme to provide a boost for visitor attractions during the winter months.

VisitScotland’s Days Out Incentive Fund will deliver £4million of funding to support the recovery of the tourism industry in Scotland by subsidising the cost of a ticket to visitor attractions, day tour excursions and outdoor wildlife and adventure activities.

Vicki Miller, VisitScotland director of marketing, said: “The loss of international visitors over the past year has had a major impact on visitor attractions, tours and activity providers.

“The VisitScotland Days Out Voucher Fund will help generate income for this sector during the quieter winter months, as well as help rebuild consumer confidence in the face of Covid-19.”

Ivan McKee, tourism minister, added: “As we begin to carefully emerge and recover from the pandemic, we must work with the tourism industry to seize Scotland’s potential and build an economy for everyone by delivering greater, greener and fairer prosperity.”

Applications will be open from Tuesday, October 5 until Tuesday, October 12.

Businesses can visit to learn more about the fund.