SCOTLAND holidays can go ahead from today as the country reopens campsites and hotels.

Tourist attractions will also welcome visitors back, which includes cinemas, pubs and zoos.

Scotland didn't reopen the tourist sector along with England, where hotels and attractions welcomed guests back from July 4.

Wales was also behind, reopening self-contained accommodation on July 13, although pubs and indoor attractions still remain closed.

However, tourists can now head to Scotland for a staycation as holiday parks and resorts are eager to welcome families back.

New rules are also in place for everyone in Scotland, with face masks compulsory in shops and on public transport, although kids under five are exempt.

Social distancing rules remain at 2m, unlike England's 1m rule.


Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Scotland’s tourism offer is world leading and I hope many people book staycations or even visit their local tourist attractions and restaurants as they reopen.

"We all have a responsibility to enjoy tourism safely so please familiarise yourself with the guidance available and make plans in advance, checking what facilities are open.

"Do make use of booking systems where available prior to beginning your journey and if for any reason you cannot attend, give plenty of notice before you cancel."

There are some great bargain deals for the summer, with cheap holidays starting from just £8 per person, per night:

  • Seven nights at Wemyss Bay with Parkdean – £8pppn
  • Seven nights at Haven Craig Tara park – £13pppn
  • Three nights at Wellington Hotel in Aberdeen – £14pppn
  • Three nights at five-star Royal Mile Sir Hume Residency in Edinburgh -£28pppn
  • Seven nights in Airbnb cottage in Alness – £20.50pppn
  • Seven nights in Airbnb house on Scottish border – £24pppn
  • Seven nights in Dunbeath cottage with Sykes – £16.80pppn

Campsites and caravan are seeing a booking boom as more Brits than ever are opting for holidays closer to home.

With travel uncertainty and flight fears, holiday hotspots like Cornwall and Devon are selling out when it comes to camping trips and hotel stays.

We've rounded up some of the best deals if heading to Camber Sands and Rye for abeach break.

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