Starting 9 August, all of Scotland will move beyond Level 0. The move beyond level 0 will entail the lifting of most of the remaining legally imposed restrictions. For international travel to Scotland, the Scottish Government has introduced a traffic light system. Travellers who have been in a country or area rated as red, amber and green will have quarantine processes and other restrictions associated with those colours.
The Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have committed £16m to repair the funicular, which has been out of action since 2018.
The remaining £4m is for improvements to access and footpaths and to power the snow cannons for improved snow cover.
A government spokesman said that they recognised the importance of tourism to the area, which had been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Preparatory work was started late October by contractors Balfour Beatty, with plans to excavate land around 94 of the funicular piers.