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.

Leven Artisan Market returns

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Saturday 8th May 2021 will see the return of Levenmouth Together’s Leven Artisan Market to South Street Leven. The markets launched in 2020, took place on a monthly basis close to the Town Centre and have proved a hit with shoppers and traders alike. Originally held on the second Saturday of the month, the team are now looking to add another monthly date on the fourth Saturday of every month.

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Free training offered to tradespeople in Fife impacted by pandemic

Monday, 22 March 2021

Fife College is offering free training to tradespeople in the energy, engineering and construction sectors whose jobs have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

A series of fully-funded training courses are now available to individuals aged over 25 who are either facing redundancy or who have been made redundant since March last year when the pandemic began.

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Chromebooks for kids

Friday, 19 March 2021

Children of staff members across the University of St Andrews have been given free laptops and digital devices to use for home-schooling during the pandemic, thanks to donations from alumni and friends of the University who have supported the Principal’s Strategic Response Fund.

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Fife College pushes to fill skills gap in digital sector

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Fife College is encouraging those looking for a new start to consider a career in the digital sector in order to fill the current skills gap.

The growth of the digital industry in Scotland has continued throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, meaning that around 13,000 jobs are being created yearly in the sector.

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Precious Pets to Paws-itively make a difference to Maggie’s

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Maggie’s Fife are asking supporters to enter their pet into their unique online photo competition, Precious Pets, for the chance to win exclusive prizes.

Supporters can enter their pets through JustGiving for £5 per animal and, following a voting process, the top three pets will win prizes.

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Economy Reopening timeline and extended financial support

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

In a development that gives some clarity to businesses and their employees, the Scottish Government has confirmed its indicative timetable for re-opening the economy.   Some businesses can re-open from 5th April and the goal is to have the whole of Scotland in Tier 0 of the Strategic Framework by the end of June.     It has also confirmed that business support provided through the Strategic Framework Business Fund will be extended beyond 31st March.  The support will be front-loaded to help businesses prepare to re-open and will include one-off ‘Restart Grants’ for retail, hospi

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Budgets demonstrate influence of the Chamber network

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

While the recent Budgets from the UK and Scottish Governments did not address all the gaps in business support that have emerged since businesses first went into lockdown a year ago, many of the demands from teams British Chambers of Commerce and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce were actioned by the two Governments.  These included the extension of Furlough and the Self Employed Income Support Scheme, further business cash grants, another 600000 self employed people becoming eligible for support and the extension of business rates relief, which in Scotland has been extended unt

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Leading construction solicitor warns consumers need more protection in wake of cladding crisis

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The New Homes Quality Board has recently been formed to put the New Homes Ombudsman Service into place.  A leading Scottish construction solicitor has urged the Board to give the Ombudsman wide regulatory powers and include consumers who instruct works to refurbish, redesign or extend their existing homes

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Rose Marketing launch new Product for summer

Monday, 8 March 2021

Freeze at home licensed product market leaders Rose Marketing UK, are set to launch SLUSH PUPPiE “Freezalicious”  Pops with stores stocking up from April right through the summer this year.

SLUSH PUPPiE joins an impressive stable of licenses held by Rose including: Robinsons, Fruit Shoot, Tango, Swizzels and Vimto.

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Kiltwalk allows family to say thanks to local charity who helped them

Friday, 5 March 2021

Edinburgh, Scotland - Held In Our Heart’s participation in 2021’s Kiltwalk event signals a step towards normality for the people of Scotland. The Kiltwalk fundraising platform has been designed to turbocharge fundraising, and is often used by supporters of charities to support their cause, or to thank them for their services that they themselves have used.

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