A Moray town’s tourist group has received “funding lifeline” to safeguard its tourist centre.
The Cullen Voluntary Tourist Initiative have been awarded £500 by Visit Scotland through the Coronavirus Support Scheme for Tourism Destination and Sector Organisations.
A total of 98 applications were received and reviewed with successful applicants being awarded up to 50% of their membership income.
Cullen Voluntary Tourist Initiative chairman David McCubbin said: “We are absolutely delighted that our application to the VisitScotland Coronavirus Support Scheme for Tourism Destination and Sector Organisations Scheme was successful in order to protect the work we undertake to support the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors of Cullen, Deskford and Lintmill.
“Tourism is a key sector of the economy of Cullen and to secure the funds will allow us to maintain our activity running the seasonal tourist office, Discover Cullen website and social media channels, host the annual Cullen Skink World Championships and to represent the interests of Cullen businesses alongside VisitScotland, Visit Moray Speyside Tourism BID and VisitAberdeenshire.
“The funding will provide us with a much needed financial lifeline through to 2021.”
Mr McCubbin added: “There has been a lot of people in the town and at the beach which is great especially as all the businesses are open.
“It is looking really positive moving forward for Cullen.”