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.

Minister for Children and Young People visits Fife College

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP visited Fife College to give an update on the expansion of funded early learning and childcare hours.   

The Minister spoke with staff and HNC Childhood Practice students at the College’s Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline.

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Invitation to join Scottish Chambers of Commerce Rail Taskforce

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Good rail infrastructure is critical for economic growth.  That is why the Levenmouth Rail Link will be so good for Fife when it starts operating.  Rail will play a significant part in the planned decarbonising of the Scottish economy, with the Scottish Government Programme aiming to reduce emissions from Scotland’s railways to zero by 2035.  Scotland needs optimum operational efficiency from the rail industry and that has been lacking in recent years.

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SCC Response to Scottish Budget Statement

Monday, 10 February 2020

Commenting on the draft Scottish Budget for 2020 – 21, published today by the Scottish Government, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

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Breaking the language barrier Pocketalk introduced to help communicate with international passengers

Friday, 7 February 2020

A device that enables speech to be translated into 74 different languages has been introduced at the security area at Edinburgh Airport to help international passengers.
 

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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce sets out key business expectations for the Scottish Budget

Thursday, 6 February 2020

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Network has set out key areas the Scottish Government should address in its Budget to help stem the uncertainty of recent years, build renewed confidence, and ensure that all policies and public funds are directed at building an infrastructure which will truly strengthen the Scottish economy.

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Fife businesses urged to kick off the new decade by getting their employees moving

Monday, 3 February 2020

A charity is urging businesses in Fife to kick start the new decade by getting their workforce moving.

As debates around climate change and mental health gain momentum, national walking charity Paths for All believes employers should act now to help staff be healthier and happier by signing up for its Walk at Work Award.

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Scottish business call on government to bring confidence to the market

Friday, 31 January 2020

The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) survey for Q4 of 2019 shows that businesses are in a period of stasis with global and domestic factors all contributing to subdued levels of confidence and investment.

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Burness Paull partner recognised as hot stuff

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Michael Thomson, head of Burness Paull’s restructuring and insolvency practice, has been named in The Hot 100 as one of the UK legal sector’s rising stars.

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Dundee students Go Global in 2020

Thursday, 30 January 2020

University of Dundee students can expand their horizons when a dedicated international jobs fair takes place next week.

Vacancies in countries including Canada, China, and the United States will be showcased to hundreds of students at the University’s first Go Global Fair, which takes place within the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Tuesday 4 February

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