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As the world’s economy continues to power back up, Scottish businesses are being urged to grab the global opportunities on offer. 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is leading a delegation that is showcasing the best of national luxury products and experiences. And it’s looking for businesses ready to take to the international stage. 

Scottish businesses are being urged to reconnect with the world and discover valuable new opportunities at the World Expo being held in Dubai. 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is leading three delegations later this year and into 2022, providing the platform for Scotland to showcase its skills, expertise and innovation across a range of sectors on the global stage. 

Dog lovers invited to come and enjoy a fun day out with their four-legged family members   On Saturday 9th October Loch Lomond Shores is inviting dog-loving families to come and enjoy a great day out with their four-legged family members. As well as lots of doggy products on sale at our market stalls – everything from doggy fashion to pupcakes – there will local vet, McKenzie V ...

Loch Lomond Shores will play host to a Continental Market from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th October, bringing fun, flavour and continental flair to the 5* visitor attraction.   Featuring a wide range of tasty hot food, packaged fresh food, arts and crafts from across the continent, the market offers a great day out.   Products will include beautifully hand-crafted native crafts ...

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has once again, retained its AA 4-Star accreditation. The NHS owned hotel located on the banks of the River Clyde impressed AA inspectors with its stylish and modern fixtures, offering guests a relaxing base to explore the surrounding areas, including Glasgow City Centre which is just a short train ride away. Staff at the Golden Jubil ...

The annual FREE Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival is back next weekend on the 4th and 5th September and is shaping up to be a great day out for all the family with a great entertainment line-up and new charitable partnership.

As well as welcoming many visitors this summer, Loch Lomond Shores has also been busy welcoming new businesses and retailers, building on their already strong visitor offering.

At a time when the retail sector is suffering the effects of COVID across the UK, it is incredibly heartening to welcome several new, diverse businesses to Loch Lomond Shores in the past few weeks.

These include Stevie’s Drams in our mall which brings the finest of Scotland’s whisky from all the regions, along with a few other spirits and features drams you won’t find in your local supermarket.

Tweeds of Scotland within our mall is also new and features a clothing collection that offers a wide range of high-quality items that provides a full wardrobe option for both ladies and gents. It is also home to a wide range of Harris Tweed jackets, coats, handbags, wallets and scarves as well as classic outdoor clothing, cashmere, merino and lambswool knitwear as well as kilt wear and much more.

A major new scheme to support the transformation of towns and neighbourhoods across Scotland was launched recently with the support of Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce.

A Scottish Government Minister has heard how hundreds of Dunbartonshire businesses have benefitted from a major drive urging people to love local.

Community Wealth Minister Tom Arthur was briefed on high-profile work locally as he launched the new £10m Scotland Loves Local Fund in Milngavie.

 

 

The Shop Local campaign led by DCC designed to generate support for local traders and businesses continues its roll-out to include Balloch.

“LovesLocal” has been put together to link in with a national #ScotlandLovesLocal TV, press and social media campaign that calls for people to #ThinkLocalFirst and is supported by The Scottish Government in partnership with Scotland's Towns Partnership.

The campaign has already been successfully implemented across 3 towns in West Dunbartonshire to take in Alexandria, Dumbarton & Clydebank with the support of West Dunbartonshire Council and Business Gateway.

For the first time in over a year, businesses in Scotland can see the first shoots of recovery as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, according to a leading quarterly survey led by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).


The SCC’s Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) for the second quarter of 2021 indicates more positive growth across all sectors surveyed, albeit, caution is still the watchword for many businesses.