Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to Lynn Wardlaw for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Held in our Hearts and the Big Steps for Small Feet Challenge

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Over the past weekend, Held In Our Hearts joined nine other baby loss charities to participate in the ‘Big Steps for Small Feet’ challenge where 106 walkers climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis to raise awareness and show the world that differences can be made when done collectively.

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Scottish Government’s first estimate of Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021 Quarter 1 published today

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Commenting on the figures published today (16th June), Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“These statistics indicate that the Scottish economy has contracted by 1.9% during the first quarter of this year and compared to the first quarter of 2020 has dipped significantly by 5.4%.

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Lorraine Kelly backs University’s Parkinson’s campaign

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Lorraine Kelly has a sent a video message in support of all those taking part in the 30 Days Challenge campaign to fund life-saving research into Parkinson’s disease.

The challenge has already raised over £20,000 for Parkinson’s research with staff and students walking, running, cycling, baking and even hula hooping every day throughout June.

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Small businesses in Scotland encouraged to apply for Brexit support funding before 30 June deadline

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

With two weeks to go before the deadline, small and medium sized businesses in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU.

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Sam's Wellbeing on Wheels finally hits the road

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The Sam’s Wellbeing on Wheels initiative launched today at Halbeath Park and Ride. 

Fife-based mental health drop in service, Sam’s, is hosting wellbeing events across the Kingdom this week in partnership with Stagecoach East Scotland. Kirkcaldy community radio station, K107 FM, is also providing their support to the initiative.

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eCom Scotland’s investments in digital skills professionals pay off

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

In the light of growing demand for its products and services – taking its current turnover beyond pre-pandemic levels - the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland is continuing growing its investment in skilled digital skills professionals.

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Fife food & drink businesses look forward to revival of face-to-face exhibitions & events

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

InvestFife, home to Fife Council Economic Development’s range of business support services, is gearing up ready for a busy 2022 of exhibitions and events, as it assists businesses to market their goods and services, and to raise their company profiles, following a prolonged period of virtual events.

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Maggie’s Fife Launch ‘Staycation’ Raffle!

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer in Fife, is delighted to announce that it is hosting its first ever ‘Staycation’ Raffle.

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Law firm announces raft of staff promotions

Monday, 14 June 2021

A number of promotions have been announced across Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP’s offices in Scotland.

The firm is celebrating the promotion of four members of staff; two to associate and two to senior solicitor.

Sarajane Drake, from the firm’s commercial property team in Glasgow and Kirstin MacDonald, in the corporate team at the Inverness office, have each been promoted to the role of associate.

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The AA looks towards New Horizon with latest research report

Monday, 14 June 2021

The AA has published its latest report.

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