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SCC respond to Scotland’s route map update for 1st October 2020

1st October 2020

Responding to the latest update of the route map for Scotland through and out of lockdown restrictions, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The guidance and rules on preventing the spread of the virus must be followed; we simply cannot afford further lockdowns or any further rolling ‘circuit-breaker’ restrictions. […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to new COVID-19 funding outlined by Scottish Government

15th October 2020

Following the statement by the First Minister earlier today to Parliament where she outlined details on how and when businesses can access support from the new COVID-19 Restrictions Fund, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “As always, speed and cash out the door is critical if we are to […]

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Chamber Comment – October 2020

13th October 2020

Stephen Sutherland, chairman of the Caithness Chamber of Commerce board, looks at what has been achieved in the past year and what lies ahead Earlier this month we welcomed businesses from across the North Highlands to our thirteenth Annual General Meeting. As with so many events this year, COVID restrictions meant that this had to […]

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Faltering Business Recovery Faces Winter of Risk

9th October 2020

The Scottish economy showed only weak signs of recovery where a return to trading was allowed as COVID-19 restrictions eased over the summer, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI). The outlook remains grim in all sectors, particularly for businesses in retail and tourism, which have been hit hard by […]

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Call for ‘decisive action’ in united front over future of Wick John O’Groats Airport

8th October 2020

Business and community leaders in the far north are demanding “decisive action” by the Scottish Government to safeguard the future of Caithness air links. Some of the area’s leading public and private sector organisations have joined forces with elected representatives to highlight the importance of Wick John O’Groats Airport to the local economy. They are […]

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SCC respond to new lockdown restrictions for the hospitality sector

8th October 2020

Following the announcement by the First Minister of new measures restricting hospitality sector businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: On restrictions to pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes, Liz Cameron, said:  “These measures will sound the death knell for businesses across […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce: Business says no to national lockdown

5th October 2020

Scottish Chambers of Commerce: Business says no to national lockdown Following a meeting of Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Business Advisory Group, where business experts reviewed the State of the Scottish Economy, Tim Allan, President of SCC, said: “Talk of a further blanket lockdown is unacceptable to Scottish businesses. It would damage consumer and business confidence […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to Scotland’s route map update for 1st October 2020

1st October 2020

Responding to the latest update of the route map for Scotland through and out of lockdown restrictions, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The guidance and rules on preventing the spread of the virus must be followed; we simply cannot afford further lockdowns or any further rolling ‘circuit-breaker’ restrictions. […]

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New members September 2020

30th September 2020

It’s been another strange month, not just for us but for all our members and businesses nationwide. We continue to do our very best for our members as things progress in these unprecedented times. We’re thrilled to welcome new members this month, Belzona, teclan & North Coast Distillers. Belzona are a global designer and manufacturer of repair […]

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School access offers support to young people

30th September 2020

Young people at school are the winners as a result of discussions between High Life Highland and The Highland Council that will see the Charity’s staff phased back into schools after the October break. Speaking about the arrangement, High Life Highland Chairman, Ian Ross said, “I am delighted that once again our partnership working arrangements […]

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Home-Start UK issues guidance for restarting face-to-face support

29th September 2020

Home-Start prides itself on the unique offer of volunteers providing one-to-one home visiting support for families and children. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Home-Starts have been unable to offer this face-to-face support in people’s homes. Home-Starts acted quickly to adapt services to provide support to families over the past six months – whether […]

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