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Caithness Chamber of Commerce Comment on Scottish Budget 2018-19

Caithness Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Trudy Morris speaks about the recent Scottish Budget announcement.

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce spells out hopes for Draft Scottish Budget 2018/19

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce is calling on Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP to match rates benefits for businesses introduced in the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s November Budget.

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Thurso pupil cooks up a storm at Taste North

Rhiannon Mackay, an S2 pupil at Thurso High School, was rewarded for her mastery of all things culinary when she won the Developing the Young Workforce North Highland (DYW) sponsored Youth Award in the Taste North Challenge at this year’s Taste North festival.

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SCC: European first as SCC moves to Strathclyde Business School

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) and Strathclyde University have agreed a ground-breaking strategic alliance and collocation, the first of its kind in Europe. SCC’s move from its offices in the Merchants House of Glasgow in George Square to a suite in the newly refurbished Business School building on the…

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Dounreay signs new deal with industrial service firm

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) has sealed a new framework agreement with Wood to provide industrial services at the Caithness site.

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Caithness Chamber of Commerce Comment on Autumn Budget 2017

Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce comments on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Budget 2017

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Business Scotland Winter Edition 2017 magazine

The Business Scotland Winter Edition 2017 magazine has now been published.

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North Lands Creative Appointment of new Development Manager

With support from the Aspiring Communities Fund (funded by the European Social Fund), North Lands Creative are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr Karlyn Sutherland as our Development Manager.

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SCC: Positive SCC survey data underlines need to grow talent

The latest results from The Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show optimism amongst most Scottish businesses continuing to improve during the 3nd quarter of 2017, reaching levels higher than a year ago in construction, financial and business services, manufacturing, and tourism.

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African energy ministers to outline opportunities for Scottish firms at industry event

North Sea oil and gas organisations will gain unprecedented access to key decision-makers in a growing energy market when the second Scotland Africa Oil & Gas Forum takes place in Aberdeen next month.

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Array of speakers to put brochs in the spotlight during year of heritage

Caithness Broch Project and Orkney Archaeology Society are readying a fantastic series of lectures and discussions on one of the hottest topics in Scottish archaeology - brochs.

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Castle of Mey top draw for tourists with more than 25,000 visitors in summer

One of the top tourist attractions in Caithness welcomed more than 25,000 visitors during the summer as it experienced a huge increase in visitors for the second successive year.

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Inflation Rates Increase

The latest UK inflation figures show that CPI has increased from 2.9% in to 3.0% in September 2017. 

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Sea turbine plans are still on track - Atlantis Resources

Almost 50 tidal turbines could be installed in the Pentland Firth from 2019.

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Best of far north celebrated at Taste North

Record numbers venture north for food and drink event at Ackergill Tower

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Scrabster ‘nets £25m’ for economy

Scrabster Harbour pumps £25 million into the Caithness economy and directly supports more than 400 jobs.

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Norscot Appoints New Managing Director

Callum Grant has been assigned the role of managing and commercial director, with effect from the 1st of October.

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Wick John O Groats airport flying high in new TV series

A NEW BBC Alba series offers a behind-the-scenes insight into the daily movements at Wick and other Highlands and islands airports

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Economic impact of Interface-supported collaborations reaches £64.2m

Business-academic projects supported by Interface have enabled Scottish companies to generate £64.2 million gross value added (GVA) a year for the Scottish economy, supporting around 1,060 Scottish jobs, a new report has revealed.

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Political leaders pledge to heed Chambers priorities for business growth

Leaders from Scotland’s main opposing political parties came together on Thursday (21st September) in a pledge to work together with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to heed the concerns of business and prioritise economic growth. 

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China success marks new era of business-led trade growth

Scotland’s business-to-business links with China have reached a “turning point” thanks to pro-active private-sector leadership, the chief executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce Liz Cameron said today. 

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Gow’s Lybster Ltd celebrate their 30th year

Celebrating its 30th Year Gow’s Lybster Limited are marking the occasion with a significant development at their facility at Mavsey, Lybster.

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New Directors for Lyth Arts Centre

Lyth Arts Centre appoints two new directors.

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Four recruits take one of Inverness’ biggest law firms to the next level

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland's leading law firms, has hit a landmark figure of having 20 lawyers based in its Inverness office and has ambitions to grow further.

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SCC hails continuing positive jobs figures

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed another set of strong quarterly labour market figures from the ONS, which show Scotland outpacing London to record the highest growth in employment rate in the UK since April 2017.  The UK jobless figure of 4.3% is the lowest since 1975.

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