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 [email protected] for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Fife College students and staff celebrated recently at the College’s Graduation.

Monday, 4 April 2022

The achievements of students from academic years 19/20 and 20/21 have been marked at ceremonies which took place at St Bryce Kirk in Kirkcaldy recently.

Over 500 students crossed the stage to graduate in a range of qualifications including degrees and diplomas.

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Money Worries: What lies ahead for Scottish residents struggling financially? 

Thursday, 31 March 2022

With the increasing cost of living – many facing hiked up utility bills running into hundreds of pounds per month and increases in many other essential costs – does this mean more households will struggle to meet all their ongoing commitments?

William Cullen, Senior Manager of specialist firm Dunedin Advisory comments, “Throughout the pandemic fewer people have sought advice from money advisors and insolvency practitioners.  Many have relied on government support provided during the pandemic including:

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Preparing for a busy summer at Edinburgh Airport: Airport asks for patience as it returns to a full summer schedule for first time since 2019

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Edinburgh Airport has warned the travelling public to expect queues and disruption over the peak summer period as it prepares for a full service for the first time in more than two years.

The number of passengers travelling through the airport in 2020 and 2021 fell dramatically, from nearly 15 million to three million, with the airport reduced to a virtual standstill due to Covid restrictions.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said:

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Own YOUR Chamber!

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Join the Directors and staff at our AGM on Wednesday 27th April for the presentation of the 2021 Annual Report and Accounts and the election of the Office Bearers and Directors for the coming year.

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EKOSGEN are holding an online workshop on 19th April on behalf of Skills Development Scotland.

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

We want to hear from employers about the skills they need in their workforce to harness the benefits of technology, and the challenges they are facing in finding or developing these skills.

It is not just about technology professionals, it's about the digital skills that are now required in most jobs and across all sectors and that reflect changes in the workplace.

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Innovative free course launched to prepare students for higher education

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Fife College is launching an innovative new course to help prepare students for life at university or college.

The new ‘Preparing for Higher Education’ course is free to take part in, and is designed to smooth out the path between school and starting an HNC, HND or degree course.

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Kingdom and Ochil View Complete £8 Million Collaborative Project

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) has completed its latest development at Elm Grove, Alloa. The project is a collaborative arrangement between KHA, Ochil View Housing Association and Kingdom Initiatives.

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UNPRECEDENTED TIMES IN THE ENERGY MARKET

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

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FareShare turns an environmental problem into a social good!

Monday, 28 March 2022

Their vision is that no good food should go to waste. By working with communities across the length and breadth of Scotland, they can support suppliers to make best possible use of surplus food, which would have otherwise been wasted. The Surplus with Purpose programme helps by making it easier for businesses to get their surplus to those who need it most at no extra cost.

How could you work together?

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Less than one week to go for Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Monday, 28 March 2022

Businesses have less than a week to prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Value Added Tax (VAT) becoming mandatory for VAT-registered businesses on 1 April, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said today.

MTD helps taxpayers get their tax returns right by reducing common mistakes as well as saving time managing their tax affairs and is a key part of the overall digitalisation of UK tax.

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