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Recent news releases and articles listed below

Scotland to move to next phase of lockdown easing
10th July 2020
Rosslyn Chapel set to reopen to visitors on 15 July
9th July 2020
Newbattle Abbey College offers four courses in Arts and Social Sciences
6th July 2020
Charities are warned to be aware of extra building costs
25th June 2020
Hot reception for top curry restaurant’s outdoor re-launch
25th June 2020
Town and BID Resilience and Recovery Fund announced
18th June 2020
Offering Outplacement Support Eases the Pain of Redundancy
15th June 2020
Saltire Patisserie diversify for future success
10th June 2020
Vici and Steve’s Winter Wedding Exceeds ‘High’ Expectations
2nd June 2020
Chancellor extends Self-employment Support Scheme and confirms furlough steps
1st June 2020
Venturing Out CIC continue to provide ASN
26th May 2020
Key Findings from recent Coronavirus Business Recovery Survey
25th May 2020
Covid-19 Mortgage Holidays To Continue For Homeowners
25th May 2020
Law firm Lindsays encourages employers to keep on top of GDPR when requiring staff to work from home
25th May 2020
Update from RBS Covid Support to date
18th May 2020
Charities shouldn’t be put off from applying to furlough staff
18th May 2020
Welcome to the Private House Stays
13th May 2020
UK Government Extend The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
13th May 2020
Applications For Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Now Open
13th May 2020
Coronavirus Lockdown To Continue In Scotland For Further Three Weeks
11th May 2020
SCC comment on Prime Minister's address
11th May 2020
Scottish Government Announce Emergency Loan Fund For SME Housebuilders
11th May 2020
New 5m Pounds Programme To Support Vulnerable People Without Internet Connectivity
11th May 2020
20 Ways to Continue Marketing with No Budget
7th May 2020
Government Aid For Private Rental Landlords
6th May 2020
Coronavirus: First Minister Sets Out Options For Easing Lockdown
6th May 2020
100 Million Pounds Additional Govt Fund for Businesses Opens today
4th May 2020
Government support for vital start-up community welcomed
4th May 2020
Findings on SCC Coronavirus Tracker Survey
4th May 2020
Scottish Government Publishes Covid-19 Construction Sector Guidance
4th May 2020
UKGOV Launch Free Online Learning Platform To Boost Workplace Skills
30th April 2020
Scottish Government Publish Framework For Making Decisions Through Lockdown Period
30th April 2020
Update From The Scottish Fiscal Commission - COVID-19 and the Scottish Budget
30th April 2020
New National Campaign Urges People To Contact A Doctor
30th April 2020
New Measures To Protect UK High Streets From Aggressive Rent Collection and Closure
30th April 2020
Coronavirus: High Street Shops Preparing Ways to Reopen
30th April 2020
Insurers Estimate Virus Payouts to UK Firms
30th April 2020
Chancellor Announces Small Firms To Get 100 percent Taxpayer-Backed Loans
30th April 2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live
23rd April 2020
Support Package For Innovative Start-Ups Hit By Covid-19
23rd April 2020
Guidance on home learning for Scotland’s education system issued
23rd April 2020
RBS Covid-19 Update
23rd April 2020
Scottish Government Announce Lifeline Support For Businesses in Scotland
23rd April 2020
Letter From Ivan McKee To Business Community
23rd April 2020
Social Distancing Regulations Strengthened in Scotland
23rd April 2020
Covid-19 Impact on Scotland's Economy
23rd April 2020
UK Gov Launches New Coronavirus Business Support Finder Tool
23rd April 2020
Holiday Pay Clarification
23rd April 2020
Armadilla wins 2020 Queen’s Award for Enterprise
22nd April 2020
5 Top Social Media Tips For Your Business In These Coronavirus Times
22nd April 2020
Further Details For Students 5m pounds Emergency Fund
16th April 2020
New UK Points Based Immigration System
16th April 2020
HMRC Update On Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
16th April 2020
URGENT Request for PPE Donations to NHS in Scotland
16th April 2020
Coronavirus Hardship Funding Of 5million poundsterling For Scottish Students
9th April 2020
Letter From Secretary Of State For Business, Energy And Industry
9th April 2020
Chancellor Announces Aid For Charities
9th April 2020
Career Planning in a Time of Crisis
6th April 2020
Chancellor strengthens support on offer for business
3rd April 2020
Coronavirus Support for Seafood Fishing Industry
2nd April 2020
SCC comment on Treasury plans to widen access to emergency bank lending
2nd April 2020
SCC comment on UK Chancellor's announcement of further financial support
2nd April 2020
Building partnerships in Edinburgh that benefit community and Environment
31st March 2020
Anderson Strathern’s Business Hub gives help and guidance in difficult times
31st March 2020
Government To Introduce Flexible Insolvency Rules To Help Businesses
31st March 2020
SCC commented on employment and wage support for business
27th March 2020
Covid-19 Business Support from Gilson Gray
27th March 2020
Announcement From Chancellor Regarding Self-Employed
27th March 2020
What can a Career Coach do for you in 2020?
27th March 2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
26th March 2020
Scottish Government Business Support Grant is now open
26th March 2020
Scottish Chambers Response to UK Budget
17th March 2020
Restaurant customers should alter meal times to beat Coronavirus
16th March 2020
2020 Midlothian & East Lothian Food and Drink Awards Finalists announced!
16th March 2020
Coronavirus Support for Business
16th March 2020
Scottish Chambers welcomes 320 million pounds package of support for businesses in Scotland
16th March 2020
SQA Providing Apprenticeship Opportunities In Midlothian
9th March 2020
Planning for the Unexpected COVID-19 - Network ROI
9th March 2020
Happy Times for Midlothian curry restaurant as it wins UK top 30 rating
9th March 2020
MYPAS would like to invite you to be the event sponsor
9th March 2020
MELCC welcome their new board member
25th February 2020
How to Beat the Online Trust Crisis
24th February 2020
Educator Placement Month 2020
19th February 2020
Winton Estate embarks on large tree planting project
19th February 2020
Thistly Cross Cyclocross Thrills and Spills at Winton Castle
17th February 2020
Reduce your offices carbon footprint with this free Green Office Guide
17th February 2020
Become a greener retailer and boost profits with this free guide
17th February 2020
Ibis Hotels in Edinburgh Chose Winton Castle for their Christmas Party
17th February 2020
A Wonderful Winter Wedding at Winton Castle
6th February 2020
Saltire Hospitality, Finalist. The 8th Scottish Wedding Awards 2020
4th February 2020
20 years old in 2020 - Saltire Hospitality off to a flying start
4th February 2020
ABOUT THE BONNIE BADGER
28th January 2020
East Lothian first time buyers a step closer to a First Home Fund free 25,000 pound loan
26th January 2020
Small businesses can enhance their chances of success
9th January 2020
Winton Castle Short-Listed for the Hitched Wedding Award
9th January 2020
First Home Fund Free Information sessions for First Time Buyers
7th January 2020
Entry is now open for the Mid & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards 2020!
6th January 2020
Revenue and profits hike at Anderson Strathern
12th December 2019
An Afternoon of Dazzling ‘Diamonds & Darjeeling’ at Winton Castle
10th December 2019
Discussion on Will at the Chamber Xmas Lunch at the Bonnie Badger
6th December 2019
Anderson Strathern wins top prizes at The Herald Law Awards
4th December 2019
New kids on the block in commercial property financing are here to stay
3rd December 2019
AM Bid posts rapid growth for fifth year running
28th November 2019
Chinese Theatre Group Holds Edinburgh Festival Launch at Winton Castle
25th November 2019
Dalkeith Country Park’s NEW winter festive light experience
21st November 2019
National Transport Strategy Consultation
18th November 2019
Work Ready - what needs to change
14th November 2019
Dram Good Fun at Farming Fundraiser
14th November 2019
A new Transient Visitors Levy for Scotland.
12th November 2019
2019 Chamber Awards Winners announced
7th November 2019
Edinburgh best confirmed as a member of UKs curry elite
22nd October 2019
Is your business going superfast?
17th October 2019
AM Bid wins People Development honour at national awards ceremony
17th October 2019
Two Midlothian curry restaurants in Scotland’s top 5 - Google
14th October 2019
Lindsays advises Scottish Gallery on its transition to employee ownership
11th October 2019
Musselburgh family business in running for national award
1st October 2019
Act now to prepare your business for a no-deal Brexit
26th September 2019
The Midlothian & East Lothian Business Awards 2019 - Finalists announced!
26th September 2019
Newbattle Abbey Conference
26th September 2019
New chamber member - Electech Electrical Installations Limited.
17th September 2019
Best Asian restaurant in Midlothian is in Dalkeith
16th September 2019
Edinburgh College showcase Petroleum Engineering portfolio at Offshore Europe
16th September 2019
Lindsays agrees four more years of support with scottishathletics
11th September 2019
Bethany Christian Trust Host Big Day Out at Winton Castle
4th September 2019
Achieving result in negotiating business
2nd September 2019
Streets Ahead Social Welcomes First Member of Staff and Launches Brand New Service
22nd August 2019
RBS Chief Economist discussed Scotland's economy: 10 years on from the financial crisis
20th August 2019
New Faces At Wellwood Communications
5th August 2019
Thomson Cooper helps secure £1.6 million funding to promote the power of playlists
1st August 2019
Workplace Equality Fund - Open for applications
31st July 2019
Promoting physical activity is good business
24th July 2019
Year two of the GDPR marks the end of basic compliance
24th June 2019
Brightwater in touching distance of 5million in contract revenues as it rounds off third year of trading
20th June 2019
Free Full Financial Review on your Pension
12th June 2019
Dunbar Music School Summer Concerts
12th June 2019
From Atlanta to Edinburgh 4,000-Mile Journey for Love
6th June 2019
The 2019 Chamber Business Awards are now open for entry
28th May 2019
Its a Marathon not a sprint ! If you want that promotion, start training now
23rd May 2019
Brightwater secures wave of investment to drive future growth
20th May 2019
Local Business Women Wins Award
15th May 2019
Don’t confine Powers of Attorney to the elderly businesses need them too
15th May 2019
Streets Ahead Social Welcomes First Intern
14th May 2019
ASN Adventurous Activities Provision
13th May 2019
Scottish PRS landlords and letting agents face a raft of new regulations
9th May 2019
Brexit Amplifies Business Slowdown In Scottish Economy
18th April 2019
The best curry restaurant in Edinburgh is not in Edinburgh
18th April 2019
Recovering possession when private tenants abandon the property
15th April 2019
Position at Saltire Hospitality Ltd
15th April 2019
Trail Runners and Families Enjoy the Winton Spring Festival Despite Dreich Weather
15th April 2019
You’re Invited to the Winton Spring Festival This Weekend
4th April 2019
Midlothian & East Lothian’s finest food and drink businesses were recognized at a prestigious awards ceremony at Eskmills Venue
1st April 2019
Charities should push for innovative reforms
27th March 2019
Wellwood Communications are pleased to announce with Two Local Authorities Contracts
18th March 2019
Finalists announced for Midlothian & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards
17th March 2019
Non-execs must open their eyes to insolvency risks
13th March 2019
Are Ubers drivers considered to be workers?
10th March 2019
Midlothian restaurant is Edinburgh’s greatest curry secret
31st January 2019
Critical friend, hand holder, local expert. Who is your Career Coach?
16th January 2019
What is the circular economy?
15th January 2019
New hub for St Columba’s Hospice in East Lothian
11th December 2018
Edinburgh’s Award-Winning Storytellers Celebrate History at Winton Castle
11th December 2018
Entry is now open for the Mid & East Lothian Food & Drink Awards 2019!
5th December 2018
How to Get More Customers from your Website
3rd December 2018
Gilmerton House Walks on the Wild Side with The House of Bruar’s Fashion Shoot
18th November 2018
How to Recycle 80% of Your Office Waste
18th November 2018
Spooked by Success of Winton’s First Halloween 5K Obstacle Course Race
7th November 2018
Mid & East Lothian Chamber Announces 2018 Business Award Winners
29th October 2018
Expanding East Lothian accountants Cameron & Co. celebrate their first year in the heart of Haddington
25th October 2018
Government backing for employee ownership is a great boost for business
25th October 2018
Exploring Belgium: the Wallonia region 14/11/18
22nd October 2018
Leading a care revolution: Because our loved ones deserve the best
15th October 2018
Tender specialist AM Bid to share its expertise at Europe's premier conference
8th October 2018
Mid & East Lothian Chamber Business Awards 2018 Finalists announced!
21st September 2018
Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Scotland’s GDP Figures and Inflation
20th September 2018
Winton Castle Shortlisted for VOWS Awards for Exceptional Weddings
12th September 2018
How should employers handle allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace
6th September 2018
Today MBTAG Launched a new Tourism Ideas Fund
6th September 2018
Winter is coming!
4th September 2018
EXCITING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY - CATERING
30th August 2018
New business at Church Street, Haddington, East Lothian.
30th August 2018
Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on GERS Figures
23rd August 2018
Sleepover case could save employers millions
1st August 2018
Welcome our newest Premier Partner, LEMAC
25th July 2018
Benefits still flowing a decade after water deregulation
25th July 2018
Brightwater celebrates year two exceeding 3Million mark in contracts
25th July 2018
More blue badge scam websites to avoid
25th July 2018
Scottish Chambers Quaterly Economic Indicator
19th July 2018
Edinburgh-Glasgow Rail Project - Midlothian plays a part
19th July 2018
East Lothian and Midlothian best green businesses announced as finalists for environmental awards
18th July 2018
What’s changing?
5th July 2018
Leading Scottish Businesswoman To Receive Honorary Doctorate From UWS
5th July 2018
Lothian introduce improvements for customers
29th June 2018
Four Quick Tips To Improve Your Office Recycling
31st May 2018
Interest Rates
17th May 2018
We know managing bills isn’t why you got into business – but it’s why we did
15th May 2018
Is your current broadband provision holding your business back?
15th May 2018
We know managing bills isn’t why you got into business – but it’s why we did.
10th May 2018
MELCC welcome their newest Premier Partner!
1st May 2018
Scottish Chambers heralds new phase in trade ties with Southeast Asian giant
30th April 2018
SCC Comment on Scotland's GDP Q4 2017
13th April 2018
Winton Castle to Host a Castle-Themed Spring Open Day
5th April 2018
Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Labour Market Figures
23rd March 2018
GDPR - Act now!
23rd March 2018
Exporting to China - Is it worth the hassle?
16th March 2018
Costly updates to your energy bill this April are no joke
12th March 2018
Advisory Support for Creating an Age Inclusive Workforce
12th March 2018
Winton’s holistic, common sense approach to sustainability
8th March 2018
SCC visit boosts Scottish business input into UK trade and investment policy
8th March 2018
The growing popularity of employee ownership
20th February 2018
A Digital Boost for Businesses
19th February 2018
Bridging the Diversity Gap
1st February 2018
Launch of a new cashback scheme to help Scotlands small businesses to capitalise on energy efficiency
1st February 2018
General Data Protection Regulation GDPR - Help for Employers
1st February 2018
GDPR - Are you prepared yet?
25th January 2018
SCC Comment on December Inflation Figures
18th January 2018
There's money hiding in the work you do, sometimes we just can't see it, with the correct support, uncovering it can be easy.
18th December 2017
Export boost for businesses Scheme will help increase oversees trading.
29th November 2017
Bid Specialists to support the world’s largest sleepout
29th November 2017
Cockenzie House And Gardens Awarded £628,000 To Secure Its Future
22nd November 2017
Christmas Parties at Winton Castle in East Lothian
9th November 2017
SCC QUARTERLY ECONOMIC INDICATOR: Q3 2017 REPORT
1st November 2017
Alba Claims launches to help Scottish businesses pursue commercial claims
1st November 2017
Why small businesses need to go green now
13th October 2017
Don’t let dementia catch your workplace unawares
6th October 2017
SMEs can benefit from the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
6th October 2017
Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2017-18
5th October 2017
QMU to host first international women’s conference
5th October 2017
New senior academic appointments at Queen Margaret University
5th October 2017
Family business expert reveals economic impact of Scotland’s ‘Top 100’
5th October 2017
Bidding Specialists Shortlisted For Two UK Growing Business Awards
2nd October 2017
Good Luck to All Finalists at the Chamber Awards 2017
21st September 2017
Welcome New Chamber President
12th September 2017
BIDDING AND TENDER SPECIALISTS JOIN HOMES FOR SCOTLAND
4th September 2017
Bid Specialists Continue UK Growth with new North-West Appointment
3rd September 2017
SCC INITIAL REACTION TO BARCLAY REVIEW
22nd August 2017
SCC COMMENT ON LABOUR MARKET FIGURES
16th August 2017
Local mortgage firm receives silver award for support to Armed Forces community
14th August 2017
East Lothian student scoops top award
3rd August 2017
BUSINESSES are invited to learn more about The Environmental Placement Programme (EPP) during a free day in the Scottish Parliament in September.
3rd August 2017
Astrosat launches New Business Innovation Prize as part of Space Exploration Masters Competition
3rd August 2017
Winning Run Continues at AM Bid Services
2nd August 2017
Rugby legend lends his insights into leadership and teamwork
22nd June 2017
CBE for Past-Chair of Scottish Chambers of Commerce announced in Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017
16th June 2017
Queen Margaret University launches ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurs Exhibition’
16th June 2017
Queen Margaret University professor joins global mission to help child refugees in Syria
16th June 2017
Chamber NetGolfing - Melville Golf centre
12th June 2017
East Lothian chocolate lovers wanted for university study
7th June 2017
International arts management conference makes debut in Scotland at Queen Margaret University
6th June 2017
Police Scotland - Response to Recent Terrorist Incidents
6th June 2017
Winton Celebrates with Feast Fit for a Castle
25th May 2017
Gear up for first RaceRunning event at Queen Margaret University
25th May 2017
University collaboration signals recipe for success for Edinburgh food firm
10th May 2017
QMU’s Costume Showcase 2017 to be staged at Edinburgh’s Summerhall
10th May 2017
SUBDUED SCOTTISH ECONOMY NEEDS CLEAR STEER FROM GOVERNMENT
20th April 2017
ASSISTANCE FOR TRAVELLING SOLO WITH KIDS TRIAL EXTENDED
13th April 2017
Midlothian will see more superfast broadband coverage
13th April 2017
Bid Specialists pedal up their support for Josh Quigley, The Tartan Explorer
13th April 2017
John Muir Way clean up mission gears up in East Lothian
13th April 2017
SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
13th April 2017
New Property Manager joins Lindsays residential property team in North Berwick
11th April 2017
Landlords be prepared for the new rules…the countdown is on!
10th April 2017
Edinburgh and Lothians get £10.5 million injection into economy from R&D tax credits
30th March 2017
SCC RESPONSE TO THE TRIGGERING OF ARTICLE 50
29th March 2017
BREXIT BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITY TO TARGET TALENT FOR BUSINESS
16th March 2017
SCC COMMENT ON THE FIRST MINISTER’S STATEMENT
13th March 2017
Bid Specialists appoint David Sole OBE as Non-Executive Chairman
2nd March 2017
BCC Brexit Report
2nd March 2017
Scottish mortgage firm pledge support for Armed Forces Community
2nd March 2017
International Women’s Day Event
2nd March 2017
Chamber Breakfast Club - 6 Steps to a better business
23rd February 2017
Winners of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards announced
22nd February 2017
Thomson Cooper celebrates their 20th Budget Analysys
22nd February 2017
6 Bid Trends for 2017
15th December 2016
UK Bus Awards Success
29th November 2016
Charities may still be unclear about ‘notifiable events’ guidance
4th November 2016
Lothian Based Bidding Specialists Get Year 3 off to a Winning Start!
13th October 2016
SHFCA member receives Young Innovator Award
6th June 2016
Capital City Airport points to strong growth
9th May 2016
Tax Implications for Landlords
26th April 2016
Govt plans to boost apprenticeships in transport
26th April 2016
Queen Margaret University recruiting Lay Court members
26th April 2016
Lasswade Community Sports Hub Award
26th April 2016
Top Out Brewery Launches New Real Ales at Stockbridge Tap
2nd March 2016
QMU Supports ‘Reading is Braw’ in Musselburgh
2nd March 2016
New Partner at Thomson Cooper
2nd March 2016
Funds awarded to UK battery supply chain for high performance, low carbon vehicles
2nd March 2016
Offering Outplacement Support Eases the Pain of Redundancy
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Brightwater celebrates year two exceeding £3m mark in contracts
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The best curry restaurant in Edinburgh is … not in Edinburgh
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ASN Adventurous Activities Provision
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