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As many Western Isles businesses as possible should take part in a new Highlands & Islands Winter Survey, which covers Shetland, Orkney, the Western Isles, Highlands, Moray, Argyll and Arran, says the Federation of Small Businesses.

The FSB’s Highlands & Islands Development Manager, David Richardson, said,“The FSB’s role as the voice of small businesses is recognised by governments at all levels and it’s dependent on the quality of the information that we provide.

"Surveying is central to this and, recognising that the Highlands & Islands faces unique opportunities and challenges, we have already surveyed businesses across the region four times this year.

“Now, at the end of the year, we are surveying again to enable us to fully understand key trading conditions in 2021 and to get an insight into some of the most important issues that businesses will face in 2022 – things like costs and staffing.  

“We want to hear from all businesses, whether they are doing well, badly or indifferently, and recognising that business life in, say, the Western Isles, is very different to Moray, we want as many responses as possible from all areas of the region so that we can give the full local flavour and compare results.”

“Business owners interested in taking part in the Winter Survey should click on this link: