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.

Trade mission showcases Scottish luxury on a global stage

Friday, 1 October 2021

As the world’s economy continues to power back up, Scottish businesses are being urged to grab the global opportunities on offer.

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is leading a delegation that is showcasing the best of national luxury products and experiences. And it’s looking for businesses ready to take to the international stage.

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HMRC set to crackdown on furlough fraudsters

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Written by Henderson Loggie Director and forensic accounting specialist Christine Rolland.

Businesses emerging from the Covid-induced cocoon of furlough payments used to retain their workforce since the pandemic struck are now facing the cold wind of scrutiny as HMRC gears up to claw back any cash that may have been handed over in error.

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Days out boost for Scottish tourism

Thursday, 30 September 2021

VisitScotland is encouraging businesses to apply to take part in a new Days Out incentive scheme that will provide a boost for visitor attractions during the winter months.

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Fife College shortlisted in two categories at new national digital awards

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Fife College has been named as a finalist in two categories at the very first Herald Digital Transformation Awards.

The College has been shortlisted at the new awards which celebrate how organisations across all sectors successfully adopted digital technology into daily practices last year in the wake of the pandemic.

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Scottish Government confirms Scottish international travel rules will align with rest of UK

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Travel restrictions for people entering the country have been substantially eased by the Scottish Government.  Pre-departure tests for fully vaccinated travellers will be removed, while travellers from non-red list countries who have been fully vaccinated in a country that meets recognised standards of certifications will no longer be required to provide evidence of a negative test result before they can travel to Scotland.   The Scottish Government has confirmed that Scotland will align with the UK post-arrival testing regime.   The traffic light system of checks for international travel p

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Glenrothes firm selected by Siemens to drive digitalisation in the Food and Beverage sector

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

The revamped Solution Partner Programme focuses on the productivity and decarbonisation agenda

A Glenrothes business has been handpicked by Siemens to support its drive to empower the Food and Beverage sector with cutting-edge technology to boost productivity and improve energy efficiency to help combat climate change.


DPS Group, based in Glenrothes, is among seven leading system integrators in the UK and Ireland chosen for Siemens’ enhanced Solution Partner Programme. 

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Investing in tomorrow’s workforce must start today so we don’t have to rely on short-term changes in visa rules to fill roles vital for the economy

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

The UK Government has backtracked on its previous announcements and confirmed that over 10,000 EU nationals will be allowed to work temporarily in this country in the haulage and poultry sectors.  Commenting on the about turn in policy, Alan Mitchell, Chief Executive of Fife Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is hardly a ringing endorsement of the UK Government’s competence.   They were alerted to the emerging crisis in the summer but they just buried their head in the sand.  They have finally taken action but it has been universally criticised as being ‘too little, too late’

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Esther Roberton appointed new chair of cultural charity OnFife

Thursday, 23 September 2021

A Fife who's benefited greatly from Fife's libraries and theatres over the years, new OnFife chair Esther Roberton know the value of culture and brings a wealth of governance experience to the role.

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Free Skills Boost Courses

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Upskill or retrain in key industry areas

Fife College is delighted to introduce its new range of short Skills Boost courses for Autumn 2021.

Starting in October, these short-term, online, flexible Skills Boost courses are an ideal way to both refine your core skills and to learn new skills for specific industry sectors.

Please note that PDA Professional Cookery is delivered partly online; while Electric Vehicle Upskilling is delivered in person.

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Scottish Chambers Network taking Scotland to the world

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Scottish businesses are being urged to reconnect with the world and discover valuable new opportunities at the World Expo being held in Dubai. 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is leading three delegations later this year and into 2022, providing the platform for Scotland to showcase its skills, expertise and innovation across a range of sectors on the global stage. 

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