Stagecoach Highlands welcomes new-look vehicles

2nd July 2020

Stagecoach Highlands has welcomed the first of their new-look vehicles to Inverness. In January Stagecoach unveiled a brand new look for its buses, shaped by the needs of customers it proudly serves across the UK, every day. The new look is part of a wider commitment from Stagecoach to simplify, modernise and enhance its customer […]

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SCC: Economic stimulus needed to rejuvenate the Scottish economy

2nd July 2020

The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) survey for Q2 of 2020 confirms the economic pain that has been felt by Scottish businesses across sectors in all parts of the country due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the subsequent lockdown. The survey, conducted by Scottish Chambers of Commerce in partnership […]

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SCC respond to Prime Minister’s speech on a ‘New Deal for Britain’

30th June 2020

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech today (30th June) in which he announced a ‘New Deal for Britain’, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Scottish Chambers of Commerce agree that we must not let this crisis go to waste. Plans to rebuild our economy must be backed with both […]

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Chambers Deputy Chief Executive recognised in the Independent’s UK Heroes in a Crisis List

29th June 2020

Today The Independent publishes its annual Happy List, which this year honours 50 remarkable heroes in a crisis who have helped others during the Covid-19 pandemic. These are some of Britain’s most inspirational individuals, whose kindness, ingenuity and dedication prove that the worst of times can bring out our best. The List includes: Charandeep Singh, founder of The Sikh Food […]

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Stagecoach confirms phased increase in bus services in Scotland to support economy and reopening of daily life

26th June 2020

Local bus links and Citylink coach services to increase across Scotland from 29 June Step up follows easing of lockdown restrictions and government restart funding for buses Extra measures to help customers plan journeys include new smartphone “busy bus” tool Customers urged to follow mandatory face coverings rule on all public transport Updated timetables and […]

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Is your business good to go in Scotland?

26th June 2020

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Apply now to confirm your business has taken the necessary measures and is operating in […]

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Caithness Business Fund launches second round of COVID-19 scheme thanks to NDA support

26th June 2020

Following the success of the first round of its COVID-19 Support Scheme, funded by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), the Caithness Business Fund is delighted to announce that it will be opening a second round thanks to a contribution of a further £100,000 from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The second round will once again […]

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North Lands Creative – Glass, Meet the Future Online Festival

24th June 2020

Scotland’s arts links with Japan are being supported by over £100,000 from a partnership between British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland. Following an open call for proposals, which drew 24 responses from individuals and organisations working across the Scottish arts sector, North Lands Creative was selected to receive a share of the funding. The successful […]

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Caithness Chamber statement on the decision from Eastern Airways to end their Wick – Aberdeen flight service.

23rd June 2020

“The decision by Eastern Airways not to re-start its Wick-Aberdeen route is both extremely disappointing and a further demonstration of the need for an ambitious new approach to protecting our vital regional aviation links.   “This announcement will have an immediate effect on a small number of jobs at the airport and create further uncertainty […]

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Council launches Business Guide to support economic recovery in Highland

22nd June 2020

To support the economic recovery in the Highlands, the Council has today (Monday 22 June) launched a guide for shops and businesses to assist them with their plans to safely welcome back customers. Following the overarching guidance provided by the Scottish Government, the Supporting Economic Recovery in Highland – A Guide for Businesses – contains lots of […]

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