Highland Chambers of Commerce unite to oppose visitor levy

18th October 2019

The three chambers of commerce in the Highlands have joined forces to strongly oppose the introduction of a tourist tax in the region, arguing it would be an unwelcome additional levy on the hard-pressed industry. Inverness, Caithness and Lochaber chambers, which together represent 820 companies, outline their stance in a submission to Highland Council’s consultation […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce comments on proposed Brexit agreement

17th October 2019

Commenting on the announcement that the UK and EU negotiators have come to an agreement, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), said: “On the surface this is good news but the devil is in the detail. The huge effort by UK and EU negotiators to get us this […]

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Beatrice offshore wind farm shortlisted three times in Scottish Green Energy Awards

17th October 2019

The Beatrice offshore wind farm is in contention for three honours at the 2019 Scottish Green Energy Awards. The awards will see 44 individuals, companies and projects vie for prizes in 12 categories at a ceremony in Edinburgh later this year. The £2.5 billion Beatrice scheme is shortlisted for best engagement, best practice and outstanding […]

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Members Updates Roundup 16/09/2019

16th October 2019

A quick roundup of news and blog posts from around the web from members of the Chamber: BBM Solicitors – BBM Solicitors are delighted to have been recommended by a second leading legal directory in the space of a few weeks Caithness Voluntary Group – Tesco Bags of Help Winners Caithness Voluntary Group – Volunteer […]

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Dunnet Bay toasting success after Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year triumph

16th October 2019

A CAITHNESS business toasted its success after being named the Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year. Dunnet Bay Distillers won the prestigious award at a ceremony attended by almost 600 guests in Glasgow on Thursday night. The firm, which was started just five years ago, also collected a gold award for its Rock Rose Premium […]

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Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK announce appointments for Cavendish employees

9th October 2019

Cavendish Nuclear are delighted to announce that two of their employees have been appointed into key positions within Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK. Lynsey Valentine, Strategy Director, Cavendish Nuclear has been appointed as the new WiN UK President! Lynsey will formally take her position in January 2020 but will join the WiN Executive Board with […]

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Members Updates Roundup 10/09/2019

9th October 2019

A quick roundup of news and blog posts from around the web from members of the Chamber: Abbey Ecosse & Old Pulteney – Whisky by-products scheme could power fast-charging for electric vehicles in Caithness business park BBM Solicitors – Landlords lose: Debenhams CVA challenge BBM Solicitors – The Insolvency Practitioner & Auditors Dunnet Bay Distillers […]

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Chamber’s twelfth AGM celebrates another successful year for businesses

4th October 2019

The success of businesses in the North Highlands was recognised last week at Caithness Chamber of Commerce’s twelfth Annual General Meeting, held at Mackays Hotel in Wick. Around 40 attendees from across the business community were in attendance and were updated on the year’s activities by the Chamber’s Chief Executive, Trudy Morris, and Chair, Stephen […]

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Caithness port has fifth consecutive record-breaking trading year

4th October 2019

SCRABSTER harbour is on the crest of a wave after a fifth record-breaking trading year in a row. Figures released at the trust’s annual general meeting for the year ended March 2019 show pre-tax profit rose from £1.12 million to £1.26m and turnover increased by £312,000 to £3.917m. The results mean record revenue performance for […]

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Strathnaver Museum secures National Lottery support

2nd October 2019

Strathnaver Museum has received initial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its redevelopment as a heritage hub for north-west Sutherland, it was announced today. The project aims to safeguard the condition of the historic building at Bettyhill, improve the visitor experience and secure the future of the museum collection. Essential conservation work is […]

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