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From the Capital to the Capitol: Direct route from Edinburgh to Washington DC announced.

Wed, 2017-09-13 09:48


A direct route between the capital of Scotland and the capital of the United States of America will operate from next summer.

It’s the first time there has been a direct route between Scotland and Washington DC.

United Airlines will operate the service from 23rd of May 2018, offering daily flights from capital to capital, opening Scotland to a brand-new market.

United will continue to operate their year-round flights to New York Newark as well as extending their summer service to Chicago.

New Chair of Strategic Board of the Enterprise and Skills Commission Announced

Thu, 2017-08-31 11:59

First Minister formally announced that Nora Senior has been appointed as the Chair of the new Strategic Board of the Enterprise and Skills Commission.                                                                                                          

The new Board  will be responsible for taking forward the recommendations of the Enterprise and Skills  Implementation Advisory Group whilst  ensuring that  public investment in these areas are producing the levels of economic impact we all expect.

Helping Young People Develop

Mon, 2017-08-28 15:29

The Chamber has been involved in the creation of a new youth project funded by ERASMUS+ with partners from around Europe. The EYP programme has been designed  to provide a new way to deliver youth work and to support the personal and professional development of NEETs aged 16-24. 

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

Mon, 2017-08-28 07:16

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.

The leading German and UK/Scottish business organisations are challenging political leaders to build an atmosphere of mutual trust and constructive dialogue, to deliver clarity and certainty for trading businesses across Europe.

West Lothian College Welcomes New Learners

Wed, 2017-08-23 11:40

Last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we welcomed over 50 new learners who will be beginning their Foundation Apprenticeship with us next week. These learners will begin their two-year courses in a range of subjects: Civil Engineering, Engineering, ICT Software Development, Social Services (Children & Young People), Social Services & Healthcare.


The new learners had an exciting start to their apprenticeship with variety of activities. To give a quick summary of the activities on each day, the induction involved the following:



Tue, 2017-08-22 12:57


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. Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the following recommendations:

 1.           More Frequent Revaluations;

2.            Reduction of Large Business Supplement from 2.6p to 1.3p;


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