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Livingston ‘Lions’ established in 1995 are now celebrating being the winners of the Scottish League 1 after an impressive seven-win run. After being relegated to back to Third Division a few years ago, Livingston FC have proved to be a determined and skilled team which has saw them back in to the League One obtaining the number 1 title in 2017.

To celebrate this achievement, the club are hosting a ‘Player of the Year Dance’ which will include the full award...

27/04/2017 - 12:24

Livingston entrepreneur has been crowned the ‘Young Innovator of the Year’ at the Made in Scotland Awards.

Michael Harkins (24), who is currently the Head Teacher at the Dolphins Swim School in Livingston, has developed Turtle Pack to help children to learn more effectively.

Turtle Pack is a multi-award winning swimming teaching aid designed to remove anxiety, build confidence and develop important life skills. Turtle Pack consists of an easily adjustable...

25/04/2017 - 09:15

Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator engages with five of Scotland’s key business sectors: Construction, Financial and Business Services, Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale, and Tourism.

These findings, released in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute show the position of businesses for the first quarter of 2017.  In the wake of the surprising figures released by the Scottish Government earlier this month which...

20/04/2017 - 10:29

Commenting on Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement to hold a snap general election on 8th June, Liz Cameron, Director & Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

“The Prime Minister’s call for a general election has come as a surprise. Business will be looking for the general election to be swift so that we can get on and tackle key business issues including clarity on our relationship with the EU, infrastructure, investment and skills. Naturally, the...

18/04/2017 - 12:47

Commenting on the news that Scotland’s unemployment levels have fallen by 15,000 in the three months to February 2017, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“It is good news that Scottish unemployment has continued on a downward track.  Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, businesses are continuing to show confidence in creating employment opportunities and investing for the future. The long-term challenge for our governments at Holyrood and at...

12/04/2017 - 12:11

Commenting on the news that inflation has remained level at 2.3%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Inflation now looks set to remain above the 2% target for some time to come as higher fuel costs and rising import costs feed through into the economy.  As a result, the Bank of England will come under renewed pressure from some quarters to raise interest rates but we believe that, given current economic conditions, this would be premature.

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11/04/2017 - 10:34

Digital skills are increasingly important to the operation of businesses in Scotland but companies are facing a shortage of skills in their workforce which is hampering productivity, according to a new survey conducted across the UK by the British Chambers of Commerce.

The findings, released today (Friday), found that 83% of firms say digital and IT skills are more important to their business than two years ago, with nearly half (44%) saying these skills are significantly more...

07/04/2017 - 09:09

Willie Henderson better known as 'Wee Willie' made his football debut playing for Rangers at 17 years old and then went on to play for Scotland at 18 years old. 

Renowned for his lightning speed and impressive skills, Willie was the footballer of the 60's.

Following an impressive career as a footballer, fans still recognise his nickname immediately, Willie has had another successful career as a entrepreneur. 
 
If you would like to hear more about...
06/04/2017 - 10:08

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have called for urgent government action to restore confidence in the Scottish economy, as GDP figures show that Scotland’s economy is contracting – in stark contrast to the overall UK position. 

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“The news that Scotland’s economy is contracting at a time when the overall UK economy is growing healthily must ring alarm bells for both the Scottish and UK...

05/04/2017 - 12:36

Top Scottish entrepreneur, Tim Allan, appointed as President of SCC

Scottish Chambers of Commerce announces the appointment of Tim Allan as its new President, taking on the role from Nora Senior who stands down after four years in office. Tim Allan will serve in the non-exec post from April 2017 to March 2019.

  • Tim Allan is the Chief Executive of Unicorn Property Group, an award winning Scottish property company and is the Founder and...
05/04/2017 - 09:37

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