#ProtectNorthHighlands launches offering free Test and Protect solution across Caithness and Sutherland

26th August 2020

Caithness Chamber of Commerce’s new Test and Protect service, #ProtectNorthHighlands, goes live today (26 August) across Caithness and Sutherland. Offering a simple, secure way for businesses to store customer data in line with Scottish Government’s requirements for Test and Protect, the service is free to all businesses across the region thanks to the generous support […]

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Caithness Transport Forum hears of positive developments

21st August 2020

At the latest meeting of the Caithness Transport Forum, held virtually on 13 August, members were pleased to hear of a range of positive developments relating to transport infrastructure and services in Caithness. The Forum heard from Scrabster Harbour Trust on the forward plans for the port, including the ambitious £18.5m redevelopment of the St. […]

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New A9 improvement at Berriedale opens today

21st August 2020

A new improved section of the A9, north of Inverness, to open traffic later today The £9.6 million Berriedale Braes Improvement project which at its peak supported over 50 jobs during construction, will today start to deliver benefits for road users and local communities. The improved road alignment, which involved removing an existing hairpin bend, […]

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SCC respond to lockdown update from Scottish Government – 20th August

21st August 2020

Responding to the announcement today by the Scottish Government that gyms, indoor pools and indoor sports courts in Scotland can now reopen from the 31st of August, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The announcement to bring forward the opening date for gyms, indoor pools and indoor sports courts is […]

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Caithness Chamber of Commerce to launch free Test & Protect service for North Highland businesses

19th August 2020

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of Highlands & Islands Enterprise, it will be launching a free, simple online service to allow hospitality businesses across the North Highlands to safely collect and store customer data in line with official guidelines to support the Scottish Government’s Test & […]

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SCC respond to Scottish Government GDP statistics for Q2 2020

19th August 2020

Commenting on the publication of Scottish Government GDP statistics for Q2 2020, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The collapse in Scotland’s GDP in the second quarter sets alarm bells ringing even if the fall was expected. The 19.7% decline from April to June makes Scotland’s and the UK’s […]

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High Life Highland is Bouncing Back

17th August 2020

In a report being presented to The Highland Council’s Recovery Board on 24th August, Steve Walsh, High Life Highland’s Chief Executive, has outlined the charity’s road to financial recovery thanks to its bounceback campaign. Mr Walsh explained, “It now seems like an over-used phrase, but when the pandemic hit in March it was clear that High Life Highland, […]

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Job Start Payment Scheme

14th August 2020

Young people are expected to face some of the greatest challenges with employment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As such, Social Security Scotland would like to make as many businesses and individuals as possible aware of the Job Start Payment so that it can reach those who could benefit from it. Businesses are […]

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SCC respond to latest review of US tariffs list

13th August 2020

Commenting on the latest review of the US’ tariffs list on EU & UK goods, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The decision by United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to remove extra tariffs imposed on Scottish shortbread and to avoid adding more trade taxes on our gin and […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to UK GDP Q2 2020 figures

12th August 2020

Commenting on UK GDP figures for Q2 2020 published today by the ONS, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:  “With restrictions steadily easing, the second quarter is likely to prove to be the low point for the UK economy. However, the prospect of a swift ‘V-shaped’ recovery remains remote as […]

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