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Business support

Auchrannie completes transfer of ownership to employees

Luxury resort Auchrannie has completed its transition to become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business, with 160 members of staff beco...

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General HIE news

Welcome to the year of young people

The Year of Young People is a great opportunity for the region, explains HIE chief executive, Charlotte Wright.

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General HIE news

New ‘factory of the future’ will benefit Highlands and Islands

Businesses across the Highlands and Islands stand to benefit from the new £65m National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS), anno...

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Community and cultural development

Ulva Ferry Project recognised in national awards

A project to create affordable family housing and increase the school roll in a remote rural community in Argyll has won the housing cate...

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International Trade

Why International Trade is more important than ever

It has never been more important for businesses in the Highlands and Islands to target global markets, writes Martin Johnson, HIE’s head ...

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Life sciences

More firms welcomed to Marine Science Park

Two more companies have been welcomed on to the European Marine Science Park (EMSP), a development by HIE at Dunstaffnage near Oban....

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Business support

Firms encouraged to apply to innovation fund

Businesses in the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to apply to a new fund that supports the development of new ideas for produc...

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Education and universities

Graduates benefit from residential training course

Fifteen graduates who are currently working on innovative placements projects with organisations across the region took part in a residen...

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Food and drink

Aquaculture firms encouraged to take part in skills study

Companies in aquaculture and related services are being invited to take part in a study to determine the future skills needs of the secto...

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Community and cultural development

Report highlights importance of housing to regional development

HIE has published a new report into housing provision in the region.

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Digital and broadband

Digital Dock lands at Sandbank Business Park in Dunoon

Around 30 businesses and local groups came to the launch of a new digital initiative at the Fairmile Building in Dunoon yesterday (Monday...

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Business support

New director apppointed

HIE has appointed a new director of business and sector development.

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Digital and broadband

#hellodigital comes to Dunoon

Digital technology is increasingly changing how we live, work and study – and a new initiative in Dunoon is set to help local people find...

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Business support

€16.6m programme launched to support SME innovation

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in some of the most fragile areas of western Scotland are among those set to benefit from a new €16.6 ...

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Business support

Skills boost for Argyll construction industry

People in Argyll looking to develop skills in traditional construction methods and materials could benefit from a new initiative being fu...

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Community and cultural development

Field Studies Centre strengthens base on Cumbrae

One of the biggest employers on the island of Cumbrae has strengthened its capacity for growth.

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Tourism

Support for Argyll tourism project

An ambitious three-year project to grow the tourism sector in Argyll and the Islands by at least £16million over three years has secured ...

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Social enterprise

Vital Spark video

The HIE funded Vital Spark programme is featured in a new video showing how it helps local people turn their ideas into social enterprise...

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