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 …

Medal Haul for Speyside Distiller

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International Wine & Spirits Competition; Medal Haul for Speyside’s Avva Scottish Gin IWSC is a world renowned and respected in the world of wine and spirits.  Local Speyside Gin distiller Jill Brown was delighted to learn earlier this week that not one, not two but THREE medals would be heading north. Jill Brown, owner said: “The results came out the …

Your views required – UK Internal Market post BREXIT

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The UK Government published a white paper that sets out policy options to protect the flow of goods and services across the UK after the end of the Brexit transition period at the end of this year. To secure this, the UK Government is proposing to enshrine in law two principles: the principle of mutual recognition; and the principle of …

Take Time to Make YOUR Voice Heard Here in MORAY

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Moray Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, on behalf of the Moray Economic Partnership, are developing a plan for economic recovery for the region and also investigating what support the private sector needs and what the Council, and partners, can provide. We are asking businesses to complete this survey to help inform both of these actions. By doing so the …

Service 35 makes final for Scottish Transport Awards

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Stagecoach Bluebird has made the final in two categories at the Scottish Transport Awards following their £3.5million investment in 15 brand new vehicles for Service 35 in March 2019. Stagecoach Bluebird’s Service 35 fleet of electric hybrids have been recognised in the ‘Best Bus Service’ category as well as ‘Contribution to Sustainable Transport’. The awards recognise the positive impact of …

Statkraft and GE join forces on new stability contract for the GB grid, increasing renewables growth and supporting green recovery

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Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed a deal to help further decarbonise the UK’s power sector and deliver a new approach to managing the stability of the grid. Statkraft UK will install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology at its stability project at Keith in the northeast of Scotland. The deal comes at a critical time for the UK …

OPTIMISM FELT LOCALLY BUT SPLIT VIEWS ON VISITORS

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A local survey which had over 500 respondents has highlighted some optimistic views of Moray’s general public. The ‘Reopening Moray’ survey ran by Moray Chamber of Commerce last month showed that 70% of respondents were happy to move in to Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map. Phase 2 allowed the return of some people to their workplace and …

MAJORITY COMFORTABLE RETURNING TO WORKPLACE WHILST ONE FIFTH WILL REMAIN WORKING FROM HOME

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During Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map many businesses have either been able to reopen or been given indicative dates that they should be ready for. With this comes taking employees back off furlough. 30% of Moray’s employees were originally placed on furlough during the first few months of the pandemic. Moray Chamber of Commerce used its membership …

HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more companies reopen

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HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more companies reopen Her Majesty The Queen has offered her support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across Scotland, the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities. In a letter released today, Her Majesty …