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Scottish Chambers of Commerce Reacts To Mixed Results Of Holyrood Rates Vote

5th February 2020

While welcoming the Scottish Parliament’s decision to retain the Uniform Business Rate, SCC has urged the Scottish Parliament to reconsider what it believes is a major barrier to a more flexible, responsive rates system outside of the revaluation cycle following voting on the Non Domestic Rates Bill (Scotland) yesterday. Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of […]

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NDA Supply Chain Event

17th February 2020

The NDA Supply Chain Event – the largest of its kind in Europe –has launched its registration. Now in its ninth year, the event is being held on Thursday, 18 June. The event has a new venue for 2020 – the International Centre, Telford – which has world class facilities and easy access to motorway […]

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Plans submitted for satellite launch site in Sutherland

13th February 2020

The latest generation of small communications satellites could be launched into Earth orbit from the northern Highlands of Scotland within the next two years. Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has submitted a planning application for a vertical launch site, Space Hub Sutherland, that it plans to construct on the A’ Mhoine peninsula, Melness, […]

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North Highland College UHI – Make 2020 Count. Find your Future in Accounting

13th February 2020

Whether you’re new to accounting, have already worked in a finance role, or are looking for skills to help you work from home, our suite of AAT accounting qualifications can help you build the career you want. Through each qualification, you will learn practical skills to prepare you for the workplace from basic finance administration […]

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Serco NorthLink Ferries tender success

7th February 2020

The next contract to operate the Northern Isles Ferry Services will be awarded to Serco NorthLink Ferries by the end of March. Transport Scotland has now completed its engagement with the European Commission in relation to outstanding state aid issues. CalMac Ferries has also withdrawn its legal action. In order to complete the award process […]

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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sets out key business expectations for the Scottish Budget

6th February 2020

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sets out key business expectations for the Scottish Budget The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Network has set out key areas the Scottish Government should address in its Budget to help stem the uncertainty of recent years, build renewed confidence, and ensure that all policies and public funds are directed […]

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Former Dornoch Police Station passes into Community Ownership

3rd February 2020

The Dornoch Area Community Interest Company (DACIC) is absolutely delighted to announce that it has become the new owner of the former Dornoch Police Station following a successful Asset Transfer Request from Police Scotland, which included a 5% discount from market valuation in acknowledgement of the significant community benefit that will ensue from the community […]

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Updates from Our Members- 29/01/2020

29th January 2020

A quick roundup of news and blog posts from around the web from members of the Chamber: Care & Learning Alliance – Parentzone Scotland – I am an engineer! A recent newsletter from the Northern Alliance highlighted the website Parentzone Scotland for supporting Family Engagement. This website is a tool to support parents ‘be at […]

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MeyGen Clocks In 25GWh

29th January 2020

SIMEC Atlantis Energy said that its 6MW tidal energy project MeyGen has exported close to 25 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable electricity to the national grid. MeyGen exported over 13.8GWh of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Atlantis’ operational update, equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of around 3800 typical UK homes generating a […]

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John O’Groats Brewery – Time for a Move

29th January 2020

John O’Groats Brewery are delighted to be able to announce their plan to move into the Last House at John o’Groats where they will open a gleaming new brewery, along with shop and a tasting bar. This location has been the team’s green-eyed sights for a while – a beautiful traditional “but and ben” cottage […]

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GDES implements SAFETY II

29th January 2020

SAFETY II: THE NEW POSITIVE APPROACH TO SAFETY AND THE HUMAN FACTOR GDES has started progressive implementation of the SAFETY II philosophy in its work teams. A new positive and collaborative approach to safety focused on what is done well and what keeps the workplace accident rate at zero. SAFETY II is a working methodology […]

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