Rally for Growth: a business-led action plan for Scotland’s economy

By Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Within weeks of the first cases of COVID-19 being detected in Scotland, thousands of businesses were forced to shut down virtually overnight, as...

Test and Protect launches for Chamber Network

Seven Chambers of Commerce have now launched a Test & Protect web app to help support their local areas during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Track and Trace web apps gives business owners a platform to...

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...

The home of invention

By Steven Heddle, Chair of the Business Gateway Board Many visitors to Scotland are often somewhat astounded to learn that inventors from our country have created some of the most important developments to improve our...

Scottish Chambers of Commerce supports £3 million deal to make whisky in China

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has hailed a plan to build a whisky distillery in Inner Mongolia worth more than £3 million to suppliers in Scotland. The deal follows a series of SCC-led events which welcomed...

Strengthening the China-Scotland relationship

Scottish Chambers of Commerce hosted an Exclusive B2B Audience with His Excellency, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, China’s Ambassador to the UK to talk about business connectivity, opportunities overseas and building relationships between Scotland and China. In...

Taking Scotland to the World

Tourism is an important export for Scotland. Tourism also supports Scotland’s exports by giving tourists exposure to Scottish products which they may look to access back in their home countries – opening up potential...

On track for expansion thanks to Skills for Growth

Operations Director of engineering firm Mage Control Systems, Janet Menzies, has seen the firm enjoy rapid growth in the last few years. She turned to the Skills for Growth service from Skills Development Scotland...

Jump in to Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

From fishing to textiles, whisky to wave power, Scotland’s waters have shaped our history, influenced our culture, our stories and our way of life. 2020 will be Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. It’s an...