Wreckspeditions

WRECKSPEDITIONS

Diving into Adventure…

We are based in the beautiful town of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula, the doorway to Argyll. It’s incredible to think that we are only 1 hour from Glasgow with a hop, skip and a jump across the Clyde on the ferry. Here you are surrounded by wilderness, adventure and phenomenal scenery, which sets the scene for what we can offer you.

​The Clyde’s most amazing landmarks and beautiful islands are all within easy reach in our powerboat tours (link to tours page) that depart from the Holy Loch Marina, including Bute and the Cumbraes, the famous Sugar Ship Wreck, stunning lighthouses and that scenery! Let’s not forget the wildlife….keep your eyes peeled for porpoise, seals, birds of prey, and even the odd whale!

​We also offer some of the best Scottish wreck and scenic diving with a massive variety of all-year-round sites for all experiences throughout the Firth of Clyde. We also provide expeditions throughout Scotland’s south west corner. If you fancy organising your next diving adventure with us then why not get in touch or simply book with us now!

www.wreckspeditions.com


Government Guidance on Going to Work and Social Distancing

We have attached to this e-mail a link from Pamela Fraser of Argyll and Bute Council, to the updated Scottish Government Guidance on Going to Work and Social Distancing:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others-social-distancing/pages/going-to-work/

If you have further queries please call the Contact Centre: 01546 605519 or Pamela direct, via the details below.

Pamela Fraser
Environmental Health Officer
Environmental Health East
Development and Economic Growth
Argyll & Bute Council
22 Hill Street
Dunoon PA23 7AP

T: 01369 708686
E: Pamela.Fraser@argyll-bute.gov.uk
W: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk


Job Retention Scheme - Step by Step Guide

As part of the government’s commitment to supporting employers through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you can now claim online for a grant for 80% of your furloughed employees’ salaries through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The following live webinar provides a step-by-step guide on how to make a claim through the scheme.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to make a claim
Choose a date and time

During this webinar you will be taken through the following steps:

  • essential information
  • before you make your claim
  • calculating your claim
  • processing your claim
  • after submitting your claim.

If you’ve missed any of the recent webinars, or have been unable to join, you can now view a recording on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

Thank you


Dunoon and Cowal Trading Businesses

Please see the link below with an updated listing of businesses in the area still trading. Please do e mail us if you think there is a  business requiring to be added to this list, and it will be updated.

Thank you to our friends at the Dunoon Area Alliance for their work on this database

https://publish.smartsheet.com/7be54f6d6e794f8aa000fce6867ac072


Dunoon Presents 2020 Events

Due to the current and ongoing Covid-19 health pandemic the Dunoon Presents board regrets to announce that there will be a moratorium on all planned and published 2020 events activity until further notice.

This is in line with current government advice.  Our primary concern is both the observance of that advice and the wellbeing of everybody involved in the staging of these events, ie: our businesses, attendees, competitors, organisers, spectators and suppliers..

As and when the current national lockdown and restrictions on people movement alters, we shall re visit the situation per the guidelines at that time.

For attendees, competitors and suppliers at planned events, we will contact you separately to advise on ticketing/entry arrangements as a result of this decision.

Thank you

The Dunoon Presents Board


Business Support Grants Update

See below some summary update information regarding the awarding of Covid-19 Business Support Grants:

  • Business Support Grant as of close of play 19 April: 
  • 1136 applications have been processed. By grant type, 1015 have been processed for the £10k grant with 944 approved, and 121 processed for the £25k grant, with 107 approved
    • Over £12.1m has now been awarded
    • 2027 applications have been received
    • Guidance is still awaited from  the Scottish Government on some eligibility issues
    • An updated application form will be required for the extended eligibility (additional grants for multiple properties), launching 5 May

Please do contact the Dunoon Presents office if any assistance is required regarding any aspect of  an application.

t ; 07765  770858
e; info@pa23.org.uk


Scottish BIDs Resilience Fund

Due to the impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent fall out, the Dunoon BID has been left in a particularly vulnerable position financially.

As a direct result of this, on Friday afternoon past the Dunoon Presents Board submitted a funding application to the Scottish Government BIDs Resilience Fund to put in place arrangements in the coming months which will also directly assist the business community in the post coronavirus recovery phase.

These are a combination of:

  • A contribution to the project core operating costs
  • Funding for a stirring digital based campaign encouraging people to come back to Dunoon and surrounding area once it is safe to do so
  • Access for all local businesses irrespective of the products sold, to be a part of a local home delivery hub

We hope to hear the outcome of this application in approximately 10 days and will share that news with you all when we receive it.


Covid-19 Funds Update Information

See below today’s update on supporting businesses and our thanks again to Argyll and Bute Council for passing on this key information :

Business Support Grant as of close of play 16 ApriL

  • 1056 applications have been processed. By grant type, 952 have been processed for the £10k grant with 899 approved, and 104 processed for the £25k grant, with 92 approved
  • £11.29m has now been awarded
  • 1931 applications have been received
  • A news story highlighting the number of grants awarded has been posted on the Council website https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/news/2020/apr/business-grant-support-update

The Council’s website includes a summary of the current support available for businesses https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-businesses including the downloadable interactive infographic.

Please do call or e mail for any assistance regarding this tranche of information:

e: info@pa23.org.uk

t : 07765 770858


Assistance From Companies House

The government has today announced measures allowing for further time to file company accounts and other assistance.

The key detail behind this welcome intervention is contained within the attached link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/companies-house-support-for-businesses-hit-by-covid-19?utm_source=d18776e2-62d2-4d0a-b11d-d75ca62e6f8e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

As always, if we can be of any assistance do not hesitate to ask, if we do not know the answer to your query, we will find the source for the information you are seeking.


'One Stop Shop' of Covid-19 Businesses Information

Dunoon Presents board directors all very much wish to help you where at all possible through the current extreme difficulties.

However, we are also aware that everybody has been bombarded with so much information over the past couple of weeks and it can be daunting to sift through.

Therefore, we hope you find the easy to navigate list of possible avenues of assistance below useful, from experts Anderson Strathern.

Have an enjoyable and safe weekend.

https://andersonstrathern.co.uk/news-insight/government-financial-support-for-business-during-covid-19/