Recovery, Renewal, Renaissance

By Malcolm Roughead OBE, Chief Executive, VisitScotland There may be a bright spot on the horizon with the news of a Covid vaccine, but right now tourism businesses across the country are still in survival mode and...

Scotland’s Railway aims to beat the winter travel blues

By David Simpson, ScotRail, Operations Director We’re lucky in Scotland that we don’t suffer from the same regularly brutal winters that occur in many countries like Canada, the Russian Federation or the USA. However, that doesn’t mean we...

CGI framework identifies three key capabilities that businesses must adopt to navigate COVID-19’s choppy...

Agility derives from the Latin word ‘ago’, a movement of the self that drives the movement of others. It is a synonym for leadership, having the ability and foresight to spot problems as they...

Businesses need to be able to start working more normally as soon as it...

By Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce “Better bend than break” is a proverb that transcends languages and cultures. It comes from the story about the reeds that bend in...

Preventing unemployment must be a priority for us all

By Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce One lesson that has emerged from the difficulties of the pandemic is that adaptability means survivability. As the economy begins to open up we...

Scottish businesses need further direct financial support to cope with further lockdowns

A new survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has found the vast majority of businesses in Scotland are doing their utmost to retain staff in the coming months despite high levels of concern...

UK and Japan agree historic free trade agreement

The UK has secured a free trade agreement with Japan and will increase trade with Japan by an estimated £15.2 billion. The deal has been welcomes by the Scottish Chambers network. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic...

Employers across Scotland have been innovating and adapting to ensure apprentices have been able...

Measures have included making the most of technology and new kit, while some firms have taken on new apprentices to meet increased demand for services. Encouraging creativity Keeping apprentices engaged, with a focus on their well-being,...

As a values-based employer we celebrate diversity

VisitScotland is a values-based employer and we are working to put diversity at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s the warmth of the welcome extended to all our visitors, making better decisions...

How CGI in Scotland is blazing a trail to attract and train the next...

When Lindsay McGranaghan became Business Unit Leader in Scotland for CGI last October, the global IT firm’s Scottish delivery centre was already a beacon of innovation within its operations. Based across Glasgow and Edinburgh, the...