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 Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Updated Route Map - Scotland starts to re-open

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Provisional dates for the relaxation of travel restrictions, restarting of the hospitality industry and reopening of hairdressers are among further route map measures announced today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Setting out indicative dates, the First Minister stressed that while sustained progress has been made to suppress coronavirus (COVID-19), the changes remain contingent on scientific and public health advice.

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Scottish Government issues guidance for hospitality and tourism sector and reviews current 2m social distancing rule

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Having previously announced 15th July as an indicative date for the partial re-opening of the tourism and hospitality sector, the Scottish Government has now published guidance to allow businesses to plan how they can safely re-open.   The Government’s checkliist includes instructions on physical distancing, hygiene, cleaning and additional staff safety measures.

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Armed Forces Week celebrates Armed Forces regulars, reservists, cadets and veterans

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Covids-19 means that Armed Forces Day will take place virtually this year, on Saturday 27th June, but the message remains as pertinent as ever as the country gets the chance to celebrate and thank the members of our Armed Forces, current and past, full-time or part-time, young and old, for protecting us and keeping the country safe.  

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Covid-19 lockdown reveals human impact on wildlife

Monday, 22 June 2020

An international team of scientists is investigating how animals are responding to reduced levels of human activity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Government urged to help safeguard construction industry

Monday, 22 June 2020

Roddy Cormack, Accredited Specialist in Construction Law at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, is calling on the government to come to an agreement with industry professionals to stop a potential domino effect of insolvencies for contractors as social distancing measures are enforced.  

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Funding boost for partnership project to improve learning opportunities for young people in Fife

Friday, 19 June 2020

A partnership programme between Children’s University Scotland and Fife College has received a funding boost which will help provide more learning opportunities for children and young people across Fife.

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Keepsafe Storage continues to expand

Thursday, 18 June 2020

The first Storage solution that was to later become the Keepsafe brand you know today was born from the requirement to use an industrial unit space to provide a safe place to keep the 40ft shipping containers at the Perth harbour in the late 80’s.  Soon the unit at the harbour wasn’t enough, and with an increased need to provide more storage and somewhere to locate the company vehicles it coincided with an opportunity to purchase a site on friarton road keeping everything very close to the customer, it made complete business sense. 

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Restructuring tools for companies

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

As the effect of the pandemic is stretching our economy the use of appropriate business restructuring tools will be required. Using existing legislation with the use of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and the provisions within the new restructuring bill currently being considered by parliament, may be more readily used as a mechanism to formalize restructuring plans.

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Edinburgh Airport launches new campaign and measures to help passengers return to travel

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

The ‘let’s all flysafe’ campaign is part of Edinburgh airport’s readiness programme as airlines begin to restart operations and will provide confidence and reassurance to those travelling through and working at the airport.

Measures introduced at the airport include:

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