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Digital and broadband

Scotland’s largest community broadband network set to grow to reach further Lochaber areas

Scotland’s largest community broadband network, which was developed by local people to bring better connections to some of Lochaber’s har...

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Energy

Wave energy information to be shared online

People interested in tracking progress in developing Scotland’s wave energy technology can now access a new online library, launched toda...

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Tourism

Cabinet secretary stresses public sector role in supporting NC500

The successful North Coast 500 tourist route will need strong co-ordinated support from the public sector to ensure its long term sustain...

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Business support

Shetland family business targets new global markets

A Shetland wool company which started five generations ago is set to increase international sales and create new jobs.

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Inward investment

Elgin Business Park set to go ahead

A long term aspiration for a major business park development on the outskirts of Elgin in Moray is set to become a reality.

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Life sciences

Study into seaweed potential

HIE has commissioned a study into the potential of seaweed harvesting as a diversification opportunity for fishermen.

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Digital and broadband

92% of Nairn premises have access to next generation broadband

More than nine out of ten homes and businesses in Nairn can now access high speed fibre broadband.

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General HIE news

HIE Chair reappointed

Professor Lorne Crerar has been reappointed Chair of the Board of HIE until February 2020.

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General HIE news

Highland firms selected for national innovation showcase

Two companies from the Highlands have been selected for the Innovation Showcase at this year’s Venturefest Scotland.

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Life sciences

Investment will boost export ambitions for BASF on Lewis

A Hebridean life sciences business looks set increase productivity, expand its international market and create more jobs.

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General HIE news

Changes at the top

HIE has confirmed a number of new senior appointments this month.

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Community assets

Community marina expands as market grows

A community run marina on the Morvern peninsula is welcoming more visitors this year than ever before.

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Food and drink

Highland hotlist announced for food & drink awards

Thirty-four businesses from across the Highlands and Islands are celebrating after being named finalists in the Highlands & Islands Food ...

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Food and drink

Scottish aquaculture is thriving

Fish and shellfish farming contributes £620 million to the national economy every year, according to new research.

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Growing our appetite for food & drink innovation

Collaboration in food & drink innovation rewarded with £650k fund

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Showcasing Scotland deadline fast approaching

Food and drink companies in the Highlands and Islands have until 30 June to register for an event which offers the opportunity to meet ke...

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General HIE news

New bridge to link Inverness Campus and retail park

A new bridge is to be installed linking the north end of Inverness Campus with Inverness Business and Retail Park.

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Tourism

Impact of North Coast 500 route

The North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route, launched in 2015, has had a positive impact on both visitor numbers and business trade.

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