This newsletter to businesses includes:
- From Monday 2 November each area of Scotland will be assigned to a COVID protection level. There are 5 protection levels, sometimes called ‘tiers’ and Stirling is classified as a Tier 3 area. In this newsletter, we explore what Level 3 means for Stirling businesses.
- Busking and Street Performances – Good Practice- Stirling is a vibrant city with a thriving and talented music community. Busking is an art form that can add to the city scape, enhancing the existing café culture, as well as giving performers the opportunity to play in public.The city centre is a complex environment, with residential areas, businesses, cafes and retail all working together to provide an attractive, safe and enticing space for residents and visitors alike. Finding a balance that will suit all those who use the space means that sensitivity and consideration to the needs and tastes of all present in this diverse space is important. Because of this Stirling Council, Police Scotland and Go Forth, Stirling’s Business Improvement District, have come together to create a guide to good practice that will help buskers, residents and businesses.
- Forth Valley Tourism Recovery Programme – to help tourism businesses in Forth Valley address the challenges being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, national and regional agencies have come together to create a Forth Valley Tourism Recovery Programme, which details support available for your business. Find out more go to www.visitscotland.org/forthvalleytourismrecovery #Fvtourismsupport.
- Award Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurs from UnLtd. In response to COVID-19, UnLtd has boosted their core awards programme for social entrepreneurs in Scotland to ensure that support gets where it is most needed.
- Finally, we welcome 2 new independent businesses to the Stirling Business Community – hair salon Red & Co and fashion retailer called Desire.