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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SCC responds to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

18th June 2020

Commenting on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold and expand quantitative easing, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Bank of England’s decision to significantly expand quantitative easing reflects the unprecedented impact of coronavirus on the UK economy. It […]

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SCC responds to Scotland moving to Phase 2 of easing lockdown restrictions

18th June 2020

Responding to the First Minister’s statement in the Scottish Parliament today (18th June) on Scotland moving to Phase 2 of easing current lockdown measures as per the Scottish Government Roadmap, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “We welcome today’s further easing of some lockdown measures in Scotland. Many retailers will […]

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Continued delivery of critical nuclear support services across UK sites

18th June 2020

Cavendish Nuclear provides critical support to maintaining Nuclear Material Assay (NMA) equipment across the UK’s nuclear licenced sites. This requirement hasn’t changed despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the team has adapted quickly to ensure continuity of this important service. The NMA equipment service Cavendish Nuclear provides ensures that nuclear sites and customers can continue to […]

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SCC responds to latest employment data from the ONS

16th June 2020

On the publication by the ONS of UK Labour Market statistics in the three months to April 2020, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “These unemployment figures are concerning but they only hint at the scale of the challenge that lies ahead. Protecting jobs must be a top priority. We continue […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce responds to April UK GDP stats and Scottish Government funding announcements

12th June 2020

Commenting on UK GDP statistics for April 2020, published today (12 June) by the ONS and funding announcements from the Scottish Government, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: On the ONS stats “The longer businesses in Scotland have to wait to open their doors and begin to trade, the […]

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