A £2.75m Events Recovery Fund, backed by the Scottish Government, is aimed at helping organisers meet the extra reopening costs of staging events safely and rebuilding confidence among attenders. The money will support community events as well as events supporting tourism and the visitor economy. Those eligible for support range from sports fixtures to outdoor festivals, as well as “hybrid events” which will allow people to attend virtually or in person.
In a blueprint planning for the reopening of the sector, tourism agency VisitScotland is developing a route map for the next six months which will cover every genre of the events industry. They have rejected further pilot events to avoid unnecessary delays in recovery efforts, saying "...we will return to normality at some point, but if we don’t plan for it in advance we won’t be ready.”