SOCIAL distancing measures could see Scottish attractions struggling to survive, a new survey revealed.

Bosses at 85% of attractions surveyed believed the two-metre distancing would have a serious hit on their profits, according to the research conducted by Glasgow Caledonian University's Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism.

They also voiced fears that a drop in international visitors will have a major impact on the attractions.

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More than 200 sites took part in the survey, commissioned by the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA).

A fifth of them are expecting their turnover to be halved.

Members of ASVA are calling for further financial support from the UK and Scottish Government.

Chief executive Gordon Morrison said: "For as long as physical distancing restrictions are in place, it is highly likely that our sector is going to need financial assistance to survive.

"The lack of international visitors in 2021 is going to have a considerable economic impact on our sector.

"This highlights the vulnerable position that many our sector is likely to be in this year and the need for continued support."