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Old Castletown mill bought by Dunnet Bay Distillers

15th February 2021

An historic mill on the outskirts of Castletown could be transformed after it was bought by a Caithness business. Martin Murray, the co-founder of Dunnet Bay Distillery, says it offers “exciting potential” for the award-winning firm – though he stressed there was much work to do to bring the plans to fruition. Mr Murray confirmed […]

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New Members February 2021

26th February 2021

A warm welcome to D. Calder Builder who joins the membership group this month. D. Calder Builder is a general building firm with works including: Blockwork Stonework Roughcasting Rendering Roof Tiling Joining D. Calder Builder is Tracey Inkson Photography. Tracey is a qualified and fully insured photographer, specialising in Lifestyle and outdoor photography. Photography services include: Business branding […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to Scottish Government roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions

23rd February 2021

RE-OPENING ECONOMY ONLY ROUTE TO BUSINESS SURVIVAL  Responding to the statement by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP which outlined a roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in Scotland, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Businesses have made it clear. The only route to protect livelihoods and jobs is […]

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GD Energy Services Ltd Donate IT Equipment for Online Learning

18th February 2021

    GD Energy Services Ltd based in Caithness have donated seven brand new Lenovo Chromebooks to Budding Engineers CIC along with some used IT equipment for refurbishment. The new devices along with the refurbished items will be issued to families in need in Caithness to allow the children to participate in their schools current […]

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Scottish Chamber of Commerce welcome extension of Non-Domestic Rates Reliefs

16th February 2021

Responding to the Scottish Budget update delivered today by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes MSP, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Finance Secretary committed to extending non-domestic rates relief if she had the budget to do so, so we welcome this confirmation. This will provide […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to latest update on lockdown restrictions from Scottish Government

16th February 2021

Responding to the latest update on lockdown restrictions from the First Minister, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “We know the immense relief that parents will feel today at knowing that schools will slowly and gradually re-open so that young people can resume vital face to face education. […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce Call for Re-Opening Plan for Scottish Business

15th February 2021

Commenting ahead of the First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 16th February 2021, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The vaccination roll-out has been significant across Scotland and the UK, and with vaccination milestones being reached, we now need to understand the conditions at […]

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Scottish Chamber of Commerce respond to additional COVID-19 funding for Scottish Government

15th February 2021

Following the announcement that a further £1.1 billion in COVID-19 funding will be allocated to the Scottish Government from the UK Treasury, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “We need the Scottish Government to engage with business as soon as possible to ensure that this funding is allocated appropriately […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on latest UK GDP figures

12th February 2021

Commenting on the latest UK GDP figures published today by the ONS, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Stronger than expected growth of the UK economy in the final quarter of 2020 was only the slightest reprieve. A temporary boost from the release of pent-up demand in December and […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to UK Government £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

11th February 2021

Following the announcement of the creation of a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund from the UK Government, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Many Scottish businesses have already encountered severe problems with the new EU – UK trading arrangements, particularly in our invaluable food & drink sector. At […]

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Keeping Connected with Fibre 1

10th February 2021

A brief update from Fibre 1; At the start of December Fibre 1 were shortlisted for Reseller of the Year at Comms Business Awards. Although we did not win the award, to be shortlisted and in the top 3 out of 200 businesses at such an early stage in the business is an incredible achievement […]

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