Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is backing demands for the SNP to perform a u-turn after self-catering and B&B operators were excluded from top-up payments.
It comes just days after SNP minister Kate Forbes u-turned on her plan to refuse taxi drivers on ‘state benefits’ access to a £1,500 grant.
The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “B&Bs and self-catering businesses are a vital part of the hospitality and tourism sector in the Highlands and Islands, which is worth £1bn to the regional economy.
“Given the hammering the sector has taken, it is surely right that these businesses should get comparable support as others.
“Kate Forbes u-turned when we put pressure on her over taxi drivers and I very much hope she will perform a hand-brake turn on this matter too.”