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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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Business support

Venturefest 2017 - SME innovation summit

Venturefest Scotland 2017, the annual summit on innovation for SMEs, takes place at the Glasgow Science Centre on 20 September.

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Energy

Argyll firm to boost trade and create jobs

An Argyll renewables company is embarking on a project that will boost its international trade, increase turnover and create jobs.

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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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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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Social enterprise

International volunteering charity strengthens base on Coll

The ability of a remote island’s biggest employer to continue operating from the location has been further secured. Project Trust (PT) is...

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Tourism

Argyll hotel plans major upgrade

An Argyll hotel is to embark on a major upgrade that will boost its star rating and create new jobs. Loch Melfort Hotel, situated between...

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