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Community and cultural development

Turbine pays off for Coigach community

A £1.8 million ambitious and complex project to install a community wind turbine in a remote part of Wester Ross is starting to pay off. ...

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Energy

200 new jobs at Wester Ross dry dock

Kishorn Dry Dock in Strathcarron, Wester Ross, will come out of a 23 year long hibernation after an agreement to use the site during the ...

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Business support

Business innovation and investment hub opens in London

Scotland’s latest Innovation and Investment Hub, Scotland House, has officially opened in London with more than 450 businesses registerin...

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General HIE news

Award winning region

The Highlands and Islands region has featured in several awards in recent weeks.

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Food and drink

Global aquaculture event

HIE is leading the Scottish delegation, in partnership with Scottish Development International (SDI), to create the first Scottish Pavili...

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Latest Highlands and Islands business survey findings published

The latest findings of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Business Panel survey have been published today (12 April).

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Tourism

Masterplan agreed for CairnGorm Mountain

A new masterplan has been agreed that will see major improvements to visitor facilities on CairnGorm Mountain. Highlands and Islands Ent...

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International delegates in Stornoway

Members from nine countries sharing similar geographic and economic challenges visited Stornoway on 5 and 6 April to attend the lead par...

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Social enterprise

New employee at Wild Things! to expand programmes

A new senior post has been created at a social enterprise in Moray. Findhorn based Wild Things! has secured a £47,000 investment from...

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Life sciences

Strong interest from Highland firms for research competition

More than 50 small firms in the Highlands and Islands involved in the life science and technology sector were given the opportunity to co...

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General HIE news

Inverness Campus ‘highly commended’ in national awards

Inverness Campus was highly commended in the 2017 Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) My Place Awards.

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Social enterprise

Pilot programme to strengthen social enterprises

A new initiative is being piloted in the Highlands and Islands to strengthen the capacity, capability and governance of social enterprise...

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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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