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.

Scottish Government confirms additional financial support package for business

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The Scottish Government has announced a further package of financial support, worth £185m, which will be targeted at specific sectors, including travel agents, coach companies, visitor attractions and wedding firms and their suppliers.    There will also be more funding for the hospitality sector to help them deal with the traditional post-Christmas dip in demand: hospitality businesses will be able to apply for a one-off grant of £2000 or £3000 in January.

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Can Do Christmas for St Andrews students

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The University of St Andrews is laying on a host of special events and activities for students who are staying in St Andrews over the Christmas break.

It is expected that around 1500 students will be remaining in St Andrews over the holidays, some through choice, others because travel restrictions make it impossible for them to get home to their families.

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Sephra donates £5000 to The Cottage Family Centre, Kirkcaldy

Monday, 14 December 2020

Kirkcaldy based Sephra Europe Ltd and sister company CFW.co.uk Catering Equipment and Supplies are delighted to donate £5000 to local charity, The Cottage Family Centre. Sephra and CFW are based in Denburn Road, Kirkcaldy and specialise in distributing catering equipment, ingredients and supplies such as chocolate fountains, chocolate, crepe and waffle equipment as well as being a major popcorn supplier to Asda, Morrison’s and Tesco.

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Dunedin Advisory evolves into an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)

Monday, 14 December 2020

2020 has been an historic year for the world and the year Dunedin Advisory Ltd decided to forge ahead in making the decision to become an EOT.

Since then, it’s been full steam ahead (despite Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions) with staff fully engaged in the goal of strengthening and developing not only the business but their future personal development too.

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Dunedin Advisory evolves into an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)

Monday, 14 December 2020

2020 has been an historic year for the world and the year Dunedin Advisory Ltd decided to forge ahead in making the decision to become an EOT.

Since then, it’s been full steam ahead (despite Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions) with staff fully engaged in the goal of strengthening and developing not only the business but their future personal development too.

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Great Taste Award Winners Team Up for Christmas Giveaway

Friday, 11 December 2020

TWO Scottish family-run Great Taste Award winners are teaming up for a festive recipe collaboration.

Ice cream and chocolate company, Mackie’s of Scotland, is partnering up with family business and craft spirits producer, Tayport Distillery, giving consumers the chance to enjoy the taste of summer in these winter evenings, culminating in a joint giveaway.

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Fife College Students’ Association Manager celebrates national award

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Fife College staff member Craig Walker was celebrating after being awarded the title of College Colleague of the Year at this year’s College Development Network (CDN) Awards.

Craig, who is Manager of the Fife College Students’ Association (FCSA), picked up the award virtually during an online ceremony which also saw the College commended in two other categories.

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McDonald Water Storage 2020 sponsorship finishes at Brands Hatch

Thursday, 10 December 2020

McDonald Water Storage have been proud to sponsor Rory Butcher not only this season, but for a number of years across different racing championships. Rory Butcher ends the season in style with a win in the final race of the BTCC 2020 season at Brands Hatch.

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Over 3 million meals shared from Leith Depot during Covid-19

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Cyrenians FareShare depot based in Leith, have distributed 1,300 tonnes of food to beneficiaries across the South East of Scotland, creating over 3.1 million meals, since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic in March.

The Edinburgh based charity tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness, of which food poverty is a large part.

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Scottish Government’s recovery plan for manufacturing

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

The Scottish Government, working in partnership with the country’s enterprise and skills agencies, as well as industry partners, trade unions and academics, has developed a recovery plan to support the manufacturing sector.  

It will focus on four priority areas:

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