Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to ONS’ August labour market figures

11th August 2020

Commenting on Labour Market Statistics for August 2020 published today (11th August) by the ONS, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “These figures continue to show how the furlough scheme has prevented severe job losses during the pandemic. But the rise in unemployment points to the direction of travel as […]

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Highland Buses get in gear for return of schools

7th August 2020

From Monday 10th August, bus services across the Highlands will increase ahead of the return of school bus services. This will continue to play a part in connecting people with workplaces, the high street and other key services as they continue to re-open. The frequency increase does not only affect school journeys but will also be […]

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Make the leap to better telephony

6th August 2020

COVID has shown how important it is to ensure you have a reliable connection and the flexibility to move to a remote solution if required.  With Openreach phasing out PSTN lines by 2025 and ISDN lines no longer available to purchase the world of VoIP will soon be the normality. Fibre 1 are urging all […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to lockdown restrictions being reintroduced in Aberdeen

5th August 2020

Responding to the announcement today (5th August) by the Scottish Government that lockdown restrictions are to be reimposed in Aberdeen after a recent cluster of COVID-19 cases, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “This will be very disappointing news for many businesses in Aberdeen who have just opened back up […]

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Chamber Comment 02/08/2020

4th August 2020

With lockdown easing and many sectors of our economy reopening in some fashion, the past few weeks have brought both welcome relief and new challenges to businesses in the north Highlands. The easing of restrictions and a gradual return to something approaching normality have also afforded us a little space to start looking beyond the […]

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New members this month

31st July 2020

It’s been another strange month, not just for us but for all our members and businesses nationwide. We continue to do our very best for our members as things progress in these unprecedented times and are thrilled to welcome new members this month. Caithness Osteopathic services started with one experienced Osteopath in 2004 and has grown […]

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SCC welcomes new funding for tourism & hospitality sector in Scotland

30th July 2020

Responding to the announcement today (29th July) by Cabinet Secretary Kate Forbes MSP of two new funding packages to support the tourism & hospitality sector in Scotland, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “This will be very much welcomed by eligible hotels and self-caterers across Scotland who have faced struggles […]

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North West Highlands Geopark – Treasurer Vacancy

22nd July 2020

The North West Highlands Geopark Limited is a community company limited by guarantee and a Scottish registered charity . There is a subsidiary trading company, NWHG Trading Ltd, also attached to the charity. The Treasurer will sit on the Board of both Companies. The Treasurer will have two levels of responsibility: as a member of […]

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SCC respond to £100 million further employment support from Scottish Government

17th July 2020

Responding to the £100 million package of further employment support, as outlined by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP today, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “This is a very welcome move by the Scottish Government and comes at a critical time as Scotland comes out of lockdown and we […]

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Industry bodies agree partnership to support low carbon future

16th July 2020

AREG and OGUK have signed a reciprocal membership agreement to reflect the aligned goals of supporting the energy industry to achieve net zero emissions. AREG, the membership body for renewable energy in the north east of Scotland and OGUK, the leading trade body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, will work closely on low carbon […]

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