The following references and links are given to assist members and others in identifying possible sources  of information, training and assistance.

If there are other sources that you believe it would be helpful for the community to be aware of please let us know. In listing these FABA does not endorse or recommend any specific source or organisation and does not take responsibility for their content.

General Business Support

Business Gateway

“Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic well being of Scotland by providing access to free business support services.”

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

“We support organisations throughout the region to help them with a number of challenges. From community groups to larger businesses, our support is open to all.”

Find business support.

“Find Business Support gives customers an overview of all funding and services offered by public sector organisations across Scotland.” “ There are currently more than 800 business support options listed on the website, from more than 60 public sector partners across Scotland.”

Government and charity advice on business

index of Government information and support

Setting up a business – overview and links

Winding up a business

Companies and Directors

Companies House

Setting up a company

Running a company

Directors duties

Taxation and HMRC

Overview information on different business taxes

Business taxes online


A guide offering advice and tips on how small business owners and the self-employed can approach mental health in the workplace.

Sustainability and the circular economy

Net Zero Scotland

“Funded by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund, we provide free, impartial support and access to funding to help businesses save energy, money and carbon.”

Moray Wastebusters

A local charity  – “Our environmental purpose, is to save perfectly good items once destined to be thrown out. Previously there was no option but to dump things no longer needed, but at Waste Busters items can now be saved and given another life, and put back into the local community.”


A local charity that reuses and recycles IT materials for businesses as well as households,  in compliance with the WEEE regulations

What is the circular economy?

Information and blogs

Product Design etc

(WRAP is a charity looking at the promotion and facilitation of sustainable product design, waste minimisation, re-use, recycling and reprocessing of waste materials and sustainable waste management)