Stirling BID issues reopening guidance to traders as shops and hospitality premises open

Danielle McRorie-Smith, Go Forth Stirling Project Director

STIRLING’S traders are returning to business this week as Covid-19 restrictions ease and retail and hospitality premises reopen.

Go Forth Stirling Business Improvement District (BID) is welcoming business owners and shoppers back to the city and has launched reopening guidance to help traders successfully navigate mandatory requirements.

The guidance document, which focuses on travel, hospitality and retail outlets, provides useful advice and support for business owners. 

Danielle McRorie-Smith, Go Forth Stirling BID project director, said: “We’re delighted to see Stirling return to life as Covid restrictions ease and we’re able to welcome traders, shoppers and visitors back into our wonderful city. 

“The BID team are doing everything we can to ensure economic recovery and keep Stirling thriving and hope the guidance document helps businesses work their way through all the mandatory requirements needed. 

“We don’t want businesses to feel overwhelmed as they return and urge BID members to contact us if they have questions or need reassurance.” 

The BID unveiled its Street Stories project, which has transformed eight of Stirling’s empty shops into animated works of art, recently – just in time for reopening – and is launching a free Wi-Fi service covering the city centre next month. 

Ms McRorie-Smith added: “We’re pleased with the public’s response to Street Stories and have received positive feedback which indicates the art trail is helping make Stirling a more visually appealing place. 

“We’re now focused on looking at security in the city centre, addressing anti-social behaviour and dealing with concerns around improving the waste situation which can sometimes blight the city’s appearance.” 

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