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How to access new business development fund

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Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC) host an e-business breakfast on February 25 from 9:30am to 10:30am to give attendees the opportunity to bring networking back into their lives through virtual breakout...

Scottish Government confirm £5m support package for wholesalers

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Wholesale food and drink businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are to be supported through a new £5m fund.The fund will be targeted at food and drink wholesalers who sell to hospitality, on-trade...

Ten M8 overnight carriageway closures from 30 Nov. to 12 Dec.

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M8 Motorway users are set to benefit from an improved road surface at Ratho, with £750,000 worth of resurfacing set to begin on Monday 30 November. The overnight works will see 2,990m of the...

Bowling – Bosses urge club members to stick to Scottish Government rules

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Bowls Scotland have confirmed new restrictions which must be followed when staff, club members and visitors are off the green outwith the ‘bowling bubble’. These changes include up to a maximum of six people...

VisitScotland chief and Work Minister face-to-face with Chamber

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Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber host two key virtual network events before the end of July. On Wednesday 22nd from 10am to 11am a Business E-Clinic called Tourism Response and Recovery has Malcolm Roughead, CEO...

Angling bosses up pressure for phased return

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David Ogg, chairman of Angling Scotland (AS), which represents game, coarse and sea fishermen north of the Border, has put forward 'a progressive approach' to Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to...

New moves on short-term lets

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Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities. The measures provide them with the ability to implement a licensing scheme...

Scotland must become ‘fairer society’ says Minister

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Scotland can tackle the challenges posed by an era of rapid technological development. That’s the view of Jamie Hepburn MSP, the Business Minister, who said there was a determination not to repeat the mistakes of...

MSP welcomes plans tackling climate change and building a fairer country

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NATIONAL PLANS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILD FAIRER COUNTRYPROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT IN STARK CONTRAST WITH WESTMINSTER SHUTDOWNEdinburgh Pentlands MSP, Gordon Macdonald, has welcomed the SNP’s ambitious new plans totackle climate change and build...

Scottish Government improves fire safety in new buildings for people with disabilities

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Fire safety is to be strengthened in new high rise buildings and facilities for people with disabilities improved in larger new buildings.Changes to Scottish building standards published today include more stringent fire safety provisions...

Scotland’s New-look Baby Box ready in time for Mother’s Day

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The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled, with the new design featuring iconic landmarks such as Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Edinburgh Castle.It comes...
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Key Partners Join Council in Signing Agreement to Transform Granton Waterfront

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The City of Edinburgh Council, National Galleries of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh College, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust have signed an agreement to work together with the aim of creating a...

Public warned not to approach man who absconded from psychiatric hospital.

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The public have been warned not to approach a man who absconded from a psychiatric hospital.Paul Brownlie, who suffers from schizophrenia, went missing the Royal Edinburgh Hospital on Wednesday October 3 and hasn't been seen since.He was...

When you get your exam results tomorrow – help is at hand

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Skills Development Scotland have a helpline for pupils and their parents.The national careers service will open tomorrow from 8am to 8pm and the following day from 9am until 15 August.All young people and their...

Caledonian Sleeper – take a virtual look

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Glasgow Central Station is the venue for two days of an eye-popping experience providing a unique insight into Caledonian Sleeper's new fleet of trains – with a special virtual reality event next week 25...

National chef urges Scots to help fight climate change

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Scotland’s National Chef, Gary Maclean, is urging Scots to help fight climate change by making small changes in their kitchens. The MasterChef winner supports the national campaign from The Scottish Government to encourage people in...

CodeClan marks its second anniversary

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Numbers stack up as skills academy hits graduate landmark Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, hailed the impact of digital skills academy CodeClan in supplying new talent to support the country’s burgeoning tech sector.  Mr Swinney paid the compliment as the organisation...

Fund to help you build your own home

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A £4m self-build loan fund offering financial backing to people who want to build their own homes will be available from next year.Housing Minister Kevin Stewart confirmed the fund was being set up following...

New Minister for Childcare

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The First Minister has announced her intention to appoint Maree Todd as Minister for Childcare and Early Years.Subject to approval by the Parliament and Her Majesty the Queen, Ms Todd will begin to undertake...

Pupils help launch new College initiative

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Jamie Hepburn, the Minister for Employability and Training, and 100 local school pupils helped launch Edinburgh College's new science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) manifesto.It outlines how the college will deliver STEM-related education to...

Hibs help to eradicate hate crime in Scotland

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Hibs  have partnered up with Scottish Government to help eradicate hate crime and communicate the message that ‘Hate has no home in Scotland’.The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of what...

Evidence wanted from young people

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Children, young people and their families with a direct experience of the current Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) system are being asked to help shape Scotland’s approach to mental health services.The Scottish...

Childcare spending to double

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Spending on childcare will double to £840m a year by 2021-22 in a bid to transform the life chances of children in Scotland.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reaffirmed the Scottish Government’s commitment to invest...

£1.3m to support locally-produced food

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Plans to increase the use of Scottish produce in schools, hospitals and other public sector organisations have been unveiled by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.A total of £1.2m has been confirmed to expand the...

£10m to drive festival growth in Edinburgh

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Festivals in Edinburgh will receive a £10m boost over the next five years to help find a growth programme.The Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council will each provide £5m for The Platforms for...

Screen sector is area of growth

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A £475,000 Scottish Government investment to support the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) plans to set up a base in Scotland and support new bursaries, in partnership with the BBC, has been announced.The...

Reminder to apply for tuition fees, bursaries and loans

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Eligible students taking up places on HNC, HND Degree and Postgraduate courses in Colleges and Universities in Scotland should apply now to Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for their tuition fees, bursary and student...

Scotland’s onshore revenues increase and deficit falls

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Scotland’s fiscal position improved in 2016-17 according to the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures .Overall, the notional deficit fell by £1.3b to stand at 8.3 per cent of GDP. Onshore revenues...

Public asked for views on road works

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The Scottish Government wants to hear the views on proposals to raise standards and improve the quality of road works, enhance enforcement and provide additional powers for the Scottish Road Works Commissioner.The consultation includes...

Scottish Government pressing socio-economic initiative

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Public bodies in Scotland will be required to put reducing poverty and inequality at the heart of their decision making.The introduction of a socio-economic duty was included in the UK Government’s Equality Act 2010,...

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