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.

New Daily Service from Edinburgh to Belfast with Stobart Air

Thursday, 23 July 2020

The capitals of Scotland and Northern Ireland will be further connected from August with a new service operated by Stobart Air.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will introduce the Edinburgh-Belfast City service on August 27 with up to three flights a day on a ATR72-600 aircraft.

It brings the number of services operated from Edinburgh by Stobart Air to four - Dublin, Cork, Shannon and now Belfast City.

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Government announces post-Brexit UK internal market rules and simplifies migrant employment processes for employers

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

As the country moves closer to full separation from the EU at the end of this year, the UK Government has published details of how the UK single market will operate when regulatory powers on a wide range of areas transfer back to us from the EU.  Its proposals, which are now subject to a consultation process, are designed to make sure there is no divergence between rules and regulations across the UK nations and no barriers to trade between different parts of the country.  The Government wants two key principles to be enshrined in law.   Mutual Recognition would see rules in one

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Scottish Government announces £100m jobs and training support package to tackle rising unemployment

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The Scottish Government has announced a £100 million employment support package to help people who are looking for work or are at threat of redundancy, with half the money being directed towards young people.  The money will create a job guarantee scheme for young people and a new national retraining scheme, which will be vital in dealing with the employment fallout from lockdown.   

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Chat Marketing encourages Fife businesses to focus on LinkedIn

Monday, 20 July 2020

Now some businesses have been given the green light to open their doors again, it is imperative that they maximise every resource available.

With 89% of B2B marketers using LinkedIn for lead generation purposes and having a presence in 200 countries worldwide (including China), the world’s largest professional network is well worth focusing on.

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Thank you from Crosbie Matthew Funeral Directors

Monday, 20 July 2020

At Crosbie Matthew, they are well aware that the last few months have been very difficult for many of you. To lose a loved one is challenging, but particularly so at this time of pandemic with restrictions on the format and size of funeral services. Despite these challenges, they have been truly humbled by the acceptance shown by their clients and would like to thank everyone for bearing with them while working within these limitations.

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ONFife brings together Fife’s finest for summer celebration of kingdom’s food and drink in new café & bar

Friday, 17 July 2020

ONFife is bringing together some of Fife’s best-loved food and drink to celebrate summer outdoors with an exciting new twice-weekly café and bar at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy. 

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Online event celebrates School College Partnership success

Thursday, 16 July 2020

School pupils from across Fife were honoured during a virtual celebration event held by Fife College.

The event recognised the achievements of pupils who took part in a School College Partnership (SCP) course as part of their 2019/20 school timetable.

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Over £17m of funding secured for EQ clients

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Leading tax and business advisory specialists, EQ Accountants have helped clients secure over £17m of funding support during the coronavirus pandemic.

The firm, which has offices in Dundee, Forfar, Cupar and Glenrothes, has successfully claimed over £15m in government loans and grants for clients including through the Bounce Back Loan scheme, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Small Business Support Fund.

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Stagecoach East Scotland shortlisted for top industry awards

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Stagecoach East Scotland has made it to the final in three categories at the Scottish Transport Awards.

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Further easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland as the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ receives a mixed response

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Pubs, hairdressers, hotels, beauticians and shopping centres can all re-open this week as the country takes another big step out of lockdown and moves into Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map.  Exemptions to the 2 metre social distancing rule are also now allowed in some settings.   These are welcome changes that will help many businesses but some important business sectors, including ‘non-essential’ offices, business networking, indoor gyms and many entertainment venues, such as theatres, still do not know when they can re-open, and there is no date for the recommenc

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