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Question reference: S5W-29858

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 11 June 2020
  • Current status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 22 June 2020


To ask the Scottish Government what immediate support it can provide to properties owned by the National Trust for Scotland that are unable to support social distancing regulations, while the talks over long-term assistance are ongoing.


The Scottish Government is currently working with stakeholders, including the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), to produce reopening guidance for museums, galleries and heritage attractions to advise how best to implement appropriate measures which ensure their ongoing compliance with the physical distancing rules, which are necessary and proportionate to the scale of the threat we are experiencing. The guidance will be published shortly.

As I have indicated in response to the Member’s question S5W-29857 on 22 June 2020, a team from the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise is currently exploring, with the NTS, options for support and has asked NTS for further details.

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