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General HIE news

IMPACT30 initiative to inspire business leaders of the future

A dynamic new programme for young entrepreneurs has been launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to discover and support the b...

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General HIE news

HIE’s new head of property and infrastructure

Dave Macleod has worked in the Scottish commercial property sector for more than 25 years, initially with Chesterton in Glasgow and later...

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General HIE news

AVIEMORE HOSTS EUROPARC 2018

The biggest gathering of conservation professionals in Europe focuses on young people, writes Carroll Buxton, HIE's director of regional ...

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General HIE news

Lochaber office formally opens

The building housing HIE’s new Lochaber office was formally opened on Wednesday (19 September).

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Community and cultural development

International delegation gathers in the Outer Hebrides

Around fifty people from all over the world visited the Outer Hebrides this week at the Social Enterprise Rural Symposium 2018.

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Life sciences

Scottish biotech gets £11m vote of confidence

Scotland’s national innovation centre for industrial biotechnology is to receive a new £11 million investment from the Scottish Governmen...

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Digital and broadband

Practical steps to a Cyber Strong Business – Highlands and Islands Tour Launched

Businesses and social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands which want to head-off cyber attacks in their online work are being of...

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General HIE news

HIE reports on 2017-18 results

HIE has announced performance figures for its work in 2017/18. The figures are included in the agency’s annual accounts laid before the S...

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Inward investment

Study reveals impacts of Inverness Airport

Inverness Airport generates £33.3m a year for the Highland and Moray economies and supports the equivalent of 748 full time jobs (FTEs). ...

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Energy

Shetland identified as optimal location for large scale decommissioning projects

Scotland’s supply chain could be set to win more large scale decommissioning projects, after Dales Voe in Shetland was identified as the ...

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General HIE news

£1.96m contract for campus bridge

A £1.96m contract has been awarded to design and construct a new public transport bridge linking the north end of Inverness Campus with t...

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Business support

Importance of young recruits highlighted

Nearly four out of five businesses in the Highlands and Islands have highlighted the importance of employing and retaining young people a...

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General HIE news

Food and drink firms showcased in London

Nine food and drink businesses from the Highlands and Islands displayed their products at the Speciality Fine Food Fair in London on 2-4 ...

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Life sciences

Entrepreneurs pitch new ideas

A prototype to provide mobile satellite broadband for unconnected locations, was among several new ideas pitched by a group of Highland e...

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Digital and broadband

Internet of Things to benefit Highlands and Islands businesses

Improved business efficiency and reduced carbon footprints are among the benefits of IoT Scotland, the £6m Internet of Things network ann...

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General HIE news

HIE changes in north as spaceport plans get underway

HIE has made leadership changes in Caithness and Sutherland, following the recent announcement of plans to create a spaceport near Tongue...

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Outer Hebrides

Multi-national brings job search to Outer Hebrides and Moray

Global business SYKES, which is creating up to 100 new homeworking jobs in the Highlands and Islands, is in the Outer Hebrides and Moray ...

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General HIE news

Western Isles entrepreneurs hone pitching skills

This month, entrepreneurs from the Western Isles have the chance to attend a workshop that will leave them pitch perfect.

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