Over 300 people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including 200 children, will receive a much-needed break this October, thanks to an appeal by VisitScotland.

The national tourism organisation called on visitor attractions, transport companies and other public bodies, to assist with the Glasgow Regional Pilot day trips scheme. This is based on the ‘ScotSpirit Breaks’ initiative, which was launched in February.

The pilot is open to families in the Glasgow City local authority area who are living on low income, won’t be having a holiday this year and will be unlikely to have a day out.

ScotSpirt Breaks enabled nearly 100 struggling families from across Scotland, many of whom will never have had a family holiday, to enjoy a short break. The breaks were created by a collaboration between VisitScotland, the UK charity Family Holiday Association and the Scottish tourism industry.