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​BREAKING NEWS: Further clarity on business rates cap announced at STA Conference
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Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs has just announced that the business rates increase cap will now be extended to other accommodation including self-catering, guesthouses, B&B, timeshare units, hostels, camping…
IndyRef 2: What you need to know right now – Grayling PR
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Nicola Sturgeon gave Theresa May a final ultimatum on Monday morning at a press conference at Bute House, ahead of her much anticipated speech at SNP Conference due this coming Saturday.
​ Making memories for visitors – article in today's Scotsman
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The vision of the national tourism strategy tourism Scotland 2020 is for Scotland to be a destination of first choice for a high quality, value for money and memorable customer experience, delivered by skilled and passionate people.
CalMac apprentices celebrate a year of firsts as part of the Scottish Apprenticeship Week
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· CalMac brings all elements of its apprenticeship training to Scotland for the first time · The company introduces a new course – MA in hospitality with maritime enhancements – the first of its kind in the UK · For the first time, CalMac has…
​Scottish Business Sustainability Partnership Workshops – March
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The Scottish Business Sustainability Partnership (see below)* are holding 4 half day networking workshops across Scotland in March which might be of interest to you and your colleagues.
Search begins for Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors
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Today Mark McDonald, Scottish Government Minister for Childcare and Early Years, was joined by a group of young people from across the country, at the National Museum of Scotland, to launch a national search for young Ambassadors for Scotland's Year…
Starting and growing my business with modern technology: Tiers of Happiness
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​Cake making has been my absolute passion since I was a child, so after creating my own wedding cake I knew it was time to take the plunge and start my own business. Setting up 'Tiers of Happiness' was an incredibly daunting task – I was…
Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to Finance Minister's announcement on 12-month business rate
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The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) have campaigned heavily over the last few months to bring about a reversal in the proposal to increase business rates.
Scottish tourism coalition meet with Finance Secretary to discuss detail around business rates anno
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​The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) met today with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP and Economy Secretary Keith Brown MSP to gain further clarity around…
Scotland's entrepreneurial 'hotspots' highlighted
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​Smaller, wealthier towns in rural Scotland are the most entrepreneurial in the country, according to a new study. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found they were more likely to have high levels of self-employment, compared with poorer towns…