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Digital and broadband

Connecting the past, present and future at Calanais

Minister for Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse, was at Calanais in the Outer Hebrides last week to see how the Isle of Lewis’...

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Inward investment

Inverness Campus development plans revised

Plans for a major new development on Inverness Campus have been revised following feedback on the initial proposals.

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Energy

Energy sector firms encouraged to consider Decommissioning Challenge Fund

Energy sector supply chain companies across the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to c...

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Social enterprise

Double celebration for Scottish social enterprise accelerator

LaunchMe, Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator is celebrating reaching a £1 million investment milestone, as well as announcing the f...

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Digital and broadband

Highlands and Islands superfast broadband roll-out hits heights and reaches further

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced 25,000 more Highlands and Islands homes and businesses than originally planned will be a...

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Business support

Moray firm involved in world’s largest floating river bank

A Moray based firm has been involved in an international contract to form the world’s largest floating river bank in France. Biomatrix Wa...

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Business support

Entrepreneur masterclasses

Entrepreneurs from across the Highlands and Islands are encouraged to attend new masterclasses to help scale up their businesses.

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Community and cultural development

Report recommends a ‘whole system response’ to rural bank closures

A study into the importance of local banking services in rural areas has recommended a ‘whole system response’ to meeting the banking nee...

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Education and universities

Days left for young people to complete online survey

Nearly 3,000 young people have so far taken part in an online survey into their changing attitudes and aspirations in relation to the Hig...

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Business support

Cabinet Secretary opens Elgin Business Park

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP today (Tuesday 17) marked the official start of construction at El...

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Caithness and Sutherland

Funding for UK's first spaceport in Sutherland

Plans to launch micro satellites into space from the northern Highlands of Scotland have taken a major step forward with Highlands and Is...

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Business support

New industrial plots for Oban

Four new industrial development plots are to be created in Oban to enable local firms to grow and attract new companies to the area....

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Caithness and Sutherland

One giant leap: Vertical launch spaceport to bring UK into new space age

Release issued by UK Space Agency: The UK is set to build on its world leading expertise in aerospace with the development of vertical an...

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Business support

Highland businesses urged to ‘Tech It Out’ with new technology placement programme

Businesses in the Highlands are being encouraged to take part in a new initiative that will enable them to benefit from increased student...

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Moray artists bursary now open for applications

A new bursary has been launched this week to support people working in the arts, screen and creative industries in Moray.

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Energy

Recruitment underway for Chair of Orkney Research and Innovation Campus

Experienced people with a wide range of skills in the UK energy sector are invited to apply to the post of Chair of the new Orkney Resear...

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Creative industries

JAPAN BOOST FOR ISLE OF HARRIS PRODUCE

Two iconic Harris brands showcased their wares in Japan this week as part of the Cabinet Secretary’s visit to promote Scottish business i...

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Community and cultural development

Welcome for new Chair of north partnership

Partners in the Caithness & North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership (CNSRP) have given a warm welcome to Ian Ross as he takes over the ...

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