MORAY GETS BEHIND SPIRIT OF TWO CASKS SOCIAL DISTANCING

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

As part of its ongoing ‘Open With Confidence’ initiative, Moray Chamber of Commerce has launched an advertising campaign reminding visitors to Moray to socially distance. Posters, created in partnership with Speyside-based creative communications agency SPEY, have been printed and circulated to local businesses for display in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.   Over 500 have been printed and many more …

Parklands Wins Two National Care Home Awards

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Parklands Care Homes has been named the Best Smaller Care Group in the UK in the industry’s most prestigious awards. The Grantown based group, which operates eight care homes in Moray and Highland, won the Gold Award for Best Smaller Care Group (under 50 homes) at this year’s national Care Home Awards, beating six other finalists. Parklands also won the …

Award-winning Eight Lands Organic Speyside Vodka arrives in Canada

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Eight Lands award-winning organic vodka is distilled and bottled in the heart of Scotch whisky country at the Glenrinnes Distillery under the watchful eye of Montreal-born Meeghan Murdoch in her role as Head of Distilling and Operations. The brand’s Organic Speyside Vodka is now available for the first time in Canada, having recently been launched in Quebec’s SAQ stores.   …

Landmark Kickstart scheme opens

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• New £2bn Kickstart scheme will create thousands of new jobs for young people • Youngsters on Universal Credit aged between 16-24 will be offered six-month work placements – with wages paid by the Government • Launch comes as companies like Tesco pledge to sign up An innovative new scheme to help young people into work and spur Britain’s economic …

Stay Apart – 2 Whisky Casks Apart

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You can download your Moray Speyside social distance posters here:     We have printed versions too, please get in touch with us if you would like to know where you can get your hands on them!  

SCC CORONAVIRUS SURVEY TRACKER

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Scottish businesses need further direct financial support to cope with further lockdowns • 8 in 10 firms regard the threat of another national lockdown or potential local lockdowns as their most significant concern • 89% say that they have not let any staff go up to this point, with 87% pledging to retain staff over the next month • Poor …

CHAMBER LAUNCHES APP FOR MORAY BUSINESSES TO OPEN WITH CONFIDENCE

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Moray Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Visit Moray Speyside, has launched a free data collection app for the Moray business community called Check & Protect. The platform allows businesses in the area to securely check in their customers and collect data in line with official guidelines to support the Scottish Government Test & Protect Programme. Originally developed for use …

Silver Medal for Snawstorm Vodka

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Snawstorm Vodka have stormed ahead again after being awarded a SILVER award at the International Whisky & Spirits Competition. Snawstorm received a score of 91/100. The IWSC said:  “This is a genuinely significant achievement. This year, we tasted hundreds of spirits at IWSC. All of these were tasted blind by carefully assembled panels of experts, with each spirit tasted individually, …

A Moray businessman and royal air force veteran has been awarded the prestigious Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award.

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Shaun Moat who runs Moray Digital based in Forres received the accolade from the Ministry of Defence in recognition of the support the organisation gives to the Armed Forces community. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme recognises those who demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant – a pledge from …