News and Events

Welcome to our News and Events page

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.

In addition to our own events the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is hosting a series of national events with the Leaders of the main Scottish parties to talk about the big issues facing our economy and the business community. Party Leader Events: How will the next Scottish Government support growth? How will crucial services and election promises be funded? How will Scot ...

Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce calls for “relationship reset” as Holyrood elections approach Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce is calling for the relationship between businesses and politicians to be reset in a policy document issued ahead of the Holyrood election. Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce said Scottish Parliamentarians need to understand and support the value an ...

Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have entered a working relationship with Dumbarton Football Club. The new partnership will see the two parties work together to help each other to flourish and work towards achieving their ambitions. Damon Scott, Chief Executive of Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the new partnership: “We are delighted to connect wi ...

One of Scotland’s foremost business leaders brought the West Dunbartonshire Careers Fortnight (#WDInspire2021) to a close recently. Tim Allan, President of The Scottish Chambers of Commerce, welcomed more than 40 guests to Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce’s Building Bridges Business Breakfast on the final day of the programme - which was put together by partnership working be ...

SCC QUARTERLY ECONOMIC INDICATOR: Q4 2020 REPORT & PRESS RELEASE SCOTTISH ECONOMY FACES DARKEST STAGE BEFORE DAWN OF VACCINATION Key highlights:• Pre-Brexit manufacturing sales: A rise in demand from export markets ahead of end of year changes to trading rules boosted sales for manufacturers although domesticsales remained weak. • Lockdown effects: Tourism sector businesses ...