NDA contribution helps Caithness Business Fund support businesses to reopen

15th July 2020

Through the second round of its COVID-19 support scheme, made possible thanks to a generous contribution of £100,000 from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the Caithness Business Fund has been able to support additional businesses across the North Highlands with their plans for reopening. All successful applicants to the second round have now had their […]

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Fibre 1 Ltd – VoIP Telephony Integration with Microsoft Teams

15th July 2020

Fibre 1 are pleased to announce that they can provide a VoIP telephony solution that can fully integrate with Microsoft Teams, allowing you to instantly have remote working enabled for your users. As restrictions continue to be lifted across the country, Fibre 1 are on hand to ensure you are best equipped to adjust to […]

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Special members of the week – updates from our tourism members.

13th July 2020

As things progress and our tourism members are busy preparing to open and welcome people once more we thought we’d celebrate them all as members of the week and give a brief update on their status so here goes… Above & Beyond Tours – Tailor made walking tours – get in touch direct to discuss […]

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Scrabster Harbour – Appointment of Board Members

10th July 2020

Scrabster Harbour Trust is managed by a Board consisting of six non-executive and one executive member.  Two non-executive vacancies are to arise at this year’s AGM and applications are invited to fill these vacancies.  Appointments will be for a term of three years. The full Board requires to have wide and relevant experience, and candidates […]

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SCC comment on Scottish Government measures to support the housing market

10th July 2020

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcing today (9th July) that the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax threshold will be increased to £250,000, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “We welcome the Finance Secretary Kate Forbes’ announcement that the threshold for the application of LBTT will rise to £250,000 which means […]

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SCC comment on Scotland moving to Phase 3 of easing lockdown restrictions

9th July 2020

Commenting on Scotland moving to Phase 3 of the easing of lockdown restrictions as announced today by the First Minister (9th July), Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Today’s confirmation by the First Minister that the country can now return to more normality will be very much welcomed by all, […]

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UPDATE: UK Government Summer Statement – key announcements

9th July 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today delivered a statement to the House of Commons outlining Phase 2 of the UK Government’s economic recovery plan. We have received an update from Scottish Chambers of Commerce laying out the key reserved areas which will apply in Scotland, as follows: Support for jobs: Job retention scheme bonus – employers […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to ‘air bridges’ list published for Scotland

8th July 2020

Commenting on the list of countries identified as ‘air bridges’ by the Scottish Government announced today (8th July), Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Businesses across Scotland will be relieved that we now know which countries tourists will be able to travel to without having to go into quarantine. This […]

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SCC Network Update: UKGOV Summer Statement

8th July 2020

The UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has just announced a further package of UK Government support to help businesses, individuals and public services through the Covid-19 crisis. Measures in reserved areas that will apply in Scotland include: Support for jobs: Job retention scheme bonus – employers will receive a one-off bonus of £1,000 for each furloughed […]

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Last chance to apply for Scottish Government COVID-19 support schemes – deadline 5pm 10 July

7th July 2020

Many of the COVID-19 support schemes announced by Scottish Government and administered by Highland Council will be closing on 10 July, so if you are eligible to apply for support and have not yet done so, this is your last opportunity. We have laid out key details below along with links to the Highland Council website for […]

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