Today both the Scottish Parliament and the European Parliament return for their summer recesses.

Our news screens will start to fill up with politicans and we now have the end of the so -called “Silly Season” of news.

But for people in Scotand, it indicates the start of the “Long Campaign” for the Scottish Parliament election in May next year.

For business it should indicate the start of the time when influencing politicans should become the norm. Currently political party manifiestos are in a draft stage and still have the opportunity for change.

However, the Party Conference season is 3 weeks away – once this is over – in October with the SNP conference- the ability to influence these policies deceases – significantly.

If you wish more information on how this will impact on your business, do contact me on


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