North Highlands: Ready to take off post pandemic

27th January 2021

The year started in the way it ended, with further restrictions to combat COVID-19. While difficult but necessary, the national vaccination programme offers hope, and we can begin to look at how we build back the Scottish economy. Further redundancies are looming, and recent analysis by Highlands and Islands Enterprise found that unemployment is increasing […]

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North Lands Creative Unveils It’s Ambitious and Diverse Film Festival Reflecting Today’s Glass Community

22nd January 2021

Building on the successful launch of the inaugural “GLASS, MEET THE FUTURE” Film Festival in 2020 online at North Lands Creative, we are excited to announce “GLASS, MEET THE FUTURE 2021”. Working alongside North Lands Creative, GMTF 2021 will see an agile programme of both physical and online events taking place internationally throughout the year […]

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Calling all Highland Creatives

22nd January 2021

North Lands Creative and Berlin Glas are collaborating on an initiative to improve and increase dialogue between an artist from the Highland & Islands region in Scotland and an artist based in the city of Berlin at a time when mobility of artists has been badly affected by the pandemic. This interdisciplinary and collaborative artist […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to Scottish Government’s “green ports” proposals

21st January 2021

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s “green ports” proposals, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Scottish business welcomes the Scottish Government’s plans to develop sustainable green ports to aid economic recovery. Whilst we await further detail from the Government, it seems they have listened to the key asks from business including […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to latest extension of lockdown restrictions in Scotland

19th January 2021

Responding to the announcement by the First Minister that the current lockdown restrictions will be extended to at least mid-February, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The extended lockdown restrictions will come as a heavy blow to much of Scotland’s business community who are already struggling to keep their […]

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Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses

15th January 2021

Tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown, following a court ruling. The Supreme Court found largely in favour of small firms receiving payments from business interruption insurance policies. For some businesses it could provide a lifeline, allowing them to trade beyond the coronavirus crisis. The […]

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Business and personal bank accounts can now be use to apply for Temporary Business Closure Grant

15th January 2021

Applicants for the Scottish Government’s Temporary Business Closure Grant can now apply even if they do not have a formal business bank account. Businesses will now be able to use a personal bank account as evidence, if the account is mainly used for their business banking. Council Leader, Cllr. Margaret Davidson welcomed this news, she […]

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Scottish Economy faces darkest stage before dawn of vaccination

15th January 2021

Significant parts of the Scottish economy face worsening conditions due to the pandemic before restrictions are set to ease this year, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI). Scotland’s largest business network has called on the UK and Scottish Government to put in place a sustained programme of business support, […]

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Strathnaver Museum secure major funding boost

14th January 2021

Strathnaver Museum has taken a major step forward in realising their vision for creating a world class visitor attraction on the north Sutherland coast after securing £113,157 from Museum Galleries Scotland’s Recovery and Resilience Fund. As well as supporting the future aspirations and recovery of the popular visitor attraction the funding will help cover operational […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to latest changes to lockdown restrictions in Scotland

13th January 2021

Responding to the latest changes to lockdown restrictions on Scottish businesses, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Today’s announcement will be very disappointing to those who have carefully adapted their businesses to be COVID safe and continue the trading that has kept them afloat up to this point. The […]

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