Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcome changes to travel quarantine rules

29th July 2021

Responding to the news that fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US will not have to quarantine on arrival in Scotland, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Dr Liz Cameron OBE said: “It is very welcome that the Scottish Government quickly took the decision to align with the UK Government on the latest changes to the […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to removal of quarantine requirements for double vaccinated EU & US travellers in England

29th July 2021

Responding to the news that fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US will not have to quarantine on arrival in England, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Dr Liz Cameron OBE said: “It’s essential that the Scottish Government swiftly update international travel rules to bring them into alignment with those in place in England for vaccinated […]

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Rock Rose Gin celebrates the brand’s 7th Birthday

22nd July 2021

Dunnet Bay Distillers, the makers of Rock Rose Gin, are celebrating the brand’s 7th anniversary on 21 August 2021 with a delicious new cocktail consisting of 7 ingredients: The Rock Rose Blueberry Basil Martini. Claire Murray and Martin Murray, a wife-and-husband team, are co-founders and co-owners of Dunnet Bay Distillers, which also produced Holy Grass Vodka. […]

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Significant hazard reduction at Dounreay is ‘made in Caithness’

20th July 2021

One of the most significant hazards at Dounreay has been removed in a 40 hour operation, using cutting edge tools designed and made in Caithness. Around 1810 litres of radioactive sodium coolant (approximately 1.7 tonnes) remaining in a ‘heel’ pool at the base of the reactor vessel in the Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) has been […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to confirmation that Scotland will move to Level 0 from 19th July

13th July 2021

Following the confirmation by the First Minister that all of Scotland will move to Level 0 from the 19th of July, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The confirmation that Scotland will move to Level 0 on 19th July marks another encouraging milestone towards the full re-opening of Scotland’s economy and […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator – First shoots of recovery but challenges still lie ahead

6th July 2021

For the first time in over a year, businesses in Scotland can see the first shoots of recovery as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, according to a leading quarterly survey led by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC). The SCC’s Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) for the second quarter of 2021 indicates more positive growth across […]

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New Members June 2021

1st July 2021

This month, we welcomed Caithness Rugby Football Club to our Chamber membership group. CRFC are a local rugby club established in 1962. The club is registered as a charity and contributes in many ways to the local community. Their focus is of course on Rugby development but they also offer considerable experience in personal development and social skills. The […]

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Budding Engineers new project hopes to offer Tech4Tots & Teens

28th June 2021

Budding Engineers CIC are a small community interest company based in Thurso who are trying to help put an end to digital device exclusion and laptop poverty but we are also looking for help from businesses to make this happen. Our main focus is to inspire STEAM in education through 3D Design/Computer Aided Design and […]

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North Lands Creative receives funding support for new Creative Community Hub

28th June 2021

North Lands Creative have been devising a host of imaginative ways to help to reduce social isolation and improve the mental health and wellbeing of Caithness residents going forward. To support this, North Lands Creative is excited to announce that building work has now commenced across our campus to create our new Creative Community Hub. […]

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Climate action challenge counts on Johnston Carmichael for support

25th June 2021

Leading independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, is joining famous faces such as Dame Judi Dench, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Ranulph Fiennes in helping drive the UK’s green revolution as sponsors of the Conservation Without Borders ‘Round Britain Climate Challenge’.  Launching on Friday 18 June at Glasgow Science Centre, the Round Britain Climate Challenge is a world-first expedition being undertaken by ‘the human swan’ Sacha Dench, […]

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