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Array of speakers to put brochs in the spotlight during year of heritage

Caithness Broch Project and Orkney Archaeology Society are readying a fantastic series of lectures and discussions on one of the hottest topics in Scottish archaeology - brochs.

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Castle of Mey top draw for tourists with more than 25,000 visitors in summer

One of the top tourist attractions in Caithness welcomed more than 25,000 visitors during the summer as it experienced a huge increase in visitors for the second successive year.

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Inflation Rates Increase

The latest UK inflation figures show that CPI has increased from 2.9% in to 3.0% in September 2017. 

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Sea turbine plans are still on track - Atlantis Resources

Almost 50 tidal turbines could be installed in the Pentland Firth from 2019.

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Best of far north celebrated at Taste North

Record numbers venture north for food and drink event at Ackergill Tower

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Scrabster ‘nets £25m’ for economy

Scrabster Harbour pumps £25 million into the Caithness economy and directly supports more than 400 jobs.

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Norscot Appoints New Managing Director

Callum Grant has been assigned the role of managing and commercial director, with effect from the 1st of October.

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Wick John O Groats airport flying high in new TV series

A NEW BBC Alba series offers a behind-the-scenes insight into the daily movements at Wick and other Highlands and islands airports

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Economic impact of Interface-supported collaborations reaches £64.2m

Business-academic projects supported by Interface have enabled Scottish companies to generate £64.2 million gross value added (GVA) a year for the Scottish economy, supporting around 1,060 Scottish jobs, a new report has revealed.

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Political leaders pledge to heed Chambers priorities for business growth

Leaders from Scotland’s main opposing political parties came together on Thursday (21st September) in a pledge to work together with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to heed the concerns of business and prioritise economic growth. 

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China success marks new era of business-led trade growth

Scotland’s business-to-business links with China have reached a “turning point” thanks to pro-active private-sector leadership, the chief executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce Liz Cameron said today. 

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Gow’s Lybster Ltd celebrate their 30th year

Celebrating its 30th Year Gow’s Lybster Limited are marking the occasion with a significant development at their facility at Mavsey, Lybster.

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New Directors for Lyth Arts Centre

Lyth Arts Centre appoints two new directors.

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Four recruits take one of Inverness’ biggest law firms to the next level

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland's leading law firms, has hit a landmark figure of having 20 lawyers based in its Inverness office and has ambitions to grow further.

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SCC hails continuing positive jobs figures

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed another set of strong quarterly labour market figures from the ONS, which show Scotland outpacing London to record the highest growth in employment rate in the UK since April 2017.  The UK jobless figure of 4.3% is the lowest since 1975.

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SCC Initial Response: Programme for Government

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the thrust of the Scottish Government’s 2017-18 Programme for Government, and applauds its ambition “to be the inventor and the producer, not just a consumer, of the innovations that will shape the lives of our children and grandchildren”.

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Scottish tidal power station breaks world record for electricity generation

A tidal power station in the Pentland Firth between mainland Scotland and Orkney has broken the world record for electricity generation, the company behind it has announced.

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Scrabster ice plant officially opened

Scotland’s newest ice plant has been officially opened by Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy & Connectivity Fergus Ewing.

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SCC/BCC and DIHK: Joint UK-German call to put shared economic interests first in Brexit negotiations

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) have today (Monday) called for UK and EU negotiators to put a clear focus on our shared economic interests as Brexit talks reconvene in Brussels.

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HIAL launches training courses to businesses across the Highlands

Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is now offering training in a range of areas to businesses and individuals across the region. HIAL has provided training in fire-fighting, fire safety, first aid, driving and many more and are now rolling out both individual courses and ‘bundled’ courses to meet local…

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SCC: Network response to Barclay review

Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the Barclay Review Recommendations as a step in the right direction to improve the operations of Business Rates in Scotland and to stimulate business growth and investment.

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SCC Comments on Home Secretary’s decision to evaluate migration trends

Commenting on the Home Secretary's decision to ask the independent Migration Advisory Committee to evaluate the present and future impacts of migration on the UK, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

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Lego broch arrives at Caithness Horizons

Lego-building specialists Brick to the Past has unveiled their construction in Caithness Horizons visitor centre in Thurso to help Caithness Broch Project (CBP) promote the area’s history.

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Distiller’s in the running for rural business award

Dunnet Bay Distillers in running for Rural Business Award.

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SCC: Quarterly economic indicator

Healthy business performance clouded by falling real incomes and recruitment challenges.

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