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Economy

The Moray Firth coast is home to many diverse businesses. Of particular interest to the Partnership are those businesses who have a role to play in the marine environment – recreation & tourismenergy and fishing & aquaculture. More detail on these sectors can be found on the relevant pages (under construction). However any business in the coastal region can become a member of the Partnership.

 

Whilst all of the Covid rules and restrictions have now been lifted in Scotland, the virus is still with us, and the Scottish Government are promoting the use of ‘Covid sense’ to help protect individuals and businesses. As well as their Covid Recovery Strategy for supporting the economy, there is Health and safety for workplaces is available here:https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-general-guidance-for-safer-workplaces/

Scotland’s Economic Strategy outlines the vision to unlock Scotland’s potential to be a strong, vibrant and diverse country with a cohesive and resilient economy. The Partnership wishes to contribute to this vision.

The current Economic Strategies of the 3 local authority areas in which we work are found here: Moray Council , Aberdeenshire Council , Highland Council (to follow).

It is not the role of the Partnership to interfere with local business or the desirability of outcomes, but rather to operate in a supporting role, making connections, identifying issues and working in partnership to provide solutions. As a member of the Partnership, local businesses can ensure that they are consulted on matters relevant to them, and have the opportunity to raise issues that cut across a number of sectors.  The Partnership will maintain an oversight of issues by ensuring representation at relevant groups.

What we will do:

To ensure thriving communities, we will identify actions that promote sustainable training, employment, and business opportunities across the coastal region; our fishing & aquaculture, ports & harbours, energy and recreation & tourism industries.

How we will know we have achieved our vision:

Moray Firth is home to thriving communities with inspiring education, sustainable employment, and business opportunities.