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Community and cultural development

Local Shetland treasure receives further backing from HIE

A community-owned Georgian property providing accommodation in Shetland has received a funding boost from Highlands and Islands Enterpris...

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Business support

Venturefest 2017 - SME innovation summit

SMEs across the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to attend Venturefest Scotland 2017, the annual summit on innovation taking pl...

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Community and cultural development

SLF cash to protect vital rural services

A number of vital community services, including a fuel filling station, post office and community shop, are at the heart of four communit...

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Region success at Director Awards

The Highlands and Islands region was well represented at the Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the Year Awards at the Crowne Plaza ...

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Highlands and Islands businesses triumph as winners of collaboration prize announced

A new consortium featuring businesses from across the Highlands and Islands is celebrating after winning a share of the £60,000 Collabora...

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International Trade

Wester Ross aquaculture business recognised at Scottish Export Awards 2017

Scotland’s oldest independent owner-operated salmon farm which operates from Dingwall and Ullapool has been recognised at the HSBC Scotti...

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Food and drink

New Scottish Food and Drink strategy launched

A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry was unveiled on 23 March by industry body, Scotlan...

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Digital and broadband

Scottish Government publishes new Digital Strategy

Plans to boost the number of digital jobs to 150,000 by 2021 have been outlined in the Scottish Government’s new digital strategy.

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Social enterprise

International volunteering charity strengthens base on Coll

The ability of a remote island’s biggest employer to continue operating from the location has been further secured. Project Trust (PT) is...

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Tourism

Argyll hotel plans major upgrade

An Argyll hotel is to embark on a major upgrade that will boost its star rating and create new jobs. Loch Melfort Hotel, situated between...

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Business support

Shetland Business Week hailed a success

The first ever business week to be held in Shetland has been hailed a success.

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Energy

Wave Energy Scotland Awards £7.5m for Power Take Off Projects

Wave Energy Scotland has selected 3 technologies to go forward to stage 3 of its Power Take Off (PTO) development programme.

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Creative industries

Icelandic and region’s designers exchange creative knowledge

A group of five designers from the Highlands and Islands will visit Iceland next week (23-26 March) as part of a project that brings toge...

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Community and cultural development

April deadline for major communities fund

HIE is encouraging community bodies and third sector organisations across the region to consider applying to the Aspiring Communities Fun...

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Food and drink

£1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation

A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead. HIE approved the funding...

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HIE report highlights extent of occupational segregation in the region

HIE is encouraging employers across the region to promote the benefits of a gender balance workforce. The move follows the publication in...

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Food and drink

Major expansion at Caithness distillery

A Caithness distillery has embarked on a major expansion that will boost its turnover and international sales and create at least one new...

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Tourism

Official opening of Lews Castle, Museum and Archive

The Lews Castle Museum and Archive centre was officially opened on 6th March by Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of S...

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