News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog
  • First Minister attends the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with special guests from Ukraine

    15th August 2022

    Over the weekend First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon attended The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Seated in the Royal Gallery, Ms Sturgeon was accompanied by a group of Ukrainian teenagers, currently residing in Scotland to take in the spectacle of this year’s Show, Voices. On arrival, the Tattoo gave each of the teenagers…

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  • Meet the renowned author Sara Sheridan at Crowne Plaza – Royal Terrace.

    15th August 2022

    Hosted by Canned Wine Co. Pop-up bar Sara Sheridan is a writer and activist who is interested particularly in female history. She has written more than 20 books. Truth or Dare, her first novel received a Scottish Library Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire. Her novel On Starlit Seas, was…

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  • Scotland’s first community-focused energy training academy to launch

    15th August 2022

    Two Scots heating firms have joined forces to launch the country’s first community-focused energy training academy. The ground-breaking project will be modelled on a social enterprise, and is an extension of a recently-agreed partnership between the Edinburgh Boiler Company (EBC) and HeatFix Scotland in the Capital. The academy will produce…

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  • Overseas trade sinks in June as economic headwinds gain strength

    15th August 2022

    Responding to the latest ONS data on the UK’s trade figures, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said: “June’s trade data ended what was a strong second quarter of the year overall with a damp squib. “The 8% fall in goods exports values in June was driven…

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  • Joseph Pearce’s Crayfish Party is back!

    15th August 2022

    Mark your calendar for one of the most uniquely Swedish traditions you’ll ever come across. Join us for a night of Akvavit shots, Helan Går and bowl-loads of crayfish – it’s messy business, but someone’s gotta do it! Tickets are limited and available now (linked below).  They include the full…

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  • Another 142 energy efficient homes at Granton Waterfront given the green light

    11th August 2022

    Proposals for another ‘net zero’ housing development, as part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s £1.3bn Granton Waterfront regeneration project, have been granted approval by city planners (10 August, 2022). This major milestone follows the start of construction work at the £72m, 444-home ‘Western Villages’ project, which is also part of the…

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  • Edinburgh College receives third consecutive commendation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

    11th August 2022

    Edinburgh College students who recently completed Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing have received a third commendation of the year from their awarding body, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) The commendation comes following excellent performance during the April 2022 assessment session, in recognition of the excellent standard of exam results…

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  • Nairn’s breaks its record with 10 wins at Great Taste Awards 2022

    10th August 2022

    Nairn’s, the UK’s number one producer of oatcakes and one of the UK’s biggest gluten-free brands, has scooped 10 wins at the prestigious Great Taste Awards 2022, which is its biggest haul to date. Another highlight for Nairn’s this year is receiving the esteemed 2 star award for the first…

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  • Burges Salmon shortlisted in four categories at PMI Pinnacle Awards

    10th August 2022

    The firm is nominated for a suite of awards that recognise the best of the pensions profession Burges Salmon’s Pensions team has been shortlisted in four categories at the PMI Pinnacle Awards 2022. The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) is committed to moving pensions forward through supporting innovation and inspiring change.…

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    Society golf day special

    10th August 2022

    Book a Society Golf Day at Dalmahoy in August or September and 1-in-8 go free. Society Golf Day Package includes: Arrival tea/coffee and breakfast roll in the James Braid Bar or Brasserie 18 holes of golf on the Championship East Course or Resort West Course 2-course meal to follow in the Brasserie Restaurant…

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