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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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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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Digital and broadband

More superfast broadband for Argyll and Bute

More rural communities in Argyll and Bute are now able to connect to high-speed fibre thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broa...

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General HIE news

HIE reports on 2016-17 results

Businesses and communities supported by HIE achieved a strong performance in 2016/17 despite uncertain economic conditions.

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Food and drink

New distillery to launch Kintyre Gin

The first ever batch of Kintyre Gin is expected to hit the market this summer, creating up to six new jobs.

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Business support

Aquaculture supply chain £1m innovation fund opens

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can now apply to a £1 million inn...

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Business support

Support for innovation

Businesses looking to develop a new product, process or service can access support and funding of up to £15,000 through HIE’s Innovate Yo...

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