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Education and universities

Caithness and Lochaber confirmed for Norwegian style learning centres

Young people in Caithness and Lochaber will be among the first in Scotland to benefit from new Norwegian style learning centres. The c...

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Business support

Jobs secured in Lochaber

A total of 170 jobs are expected to be protected after a £330 million deal to buy the former Rio Tinto aluminium smelter in Lochaber conc...

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Business support

North forestry cluster delivers latest event to Fort William audience

Many of the north’s forestry professionals gather in Fort William this week to hear from leading speakers on a diverse range of subjects ...

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Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross

Smelter and hydro sale ‘good news’ for Lochaber

News that the Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) assets in Lochaber are to be sold as a going concern has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands Enter...

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Digital and broadband

Innovative Scottish rural network wins prestigious European Broadband Award

An innovative broadband network bringing transformational connectivity to the Scottish highlands and islands has won a prestigious award....

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Digital and broadband

State Aid public consultation issued for CBS projects

Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) is carrying out a series of State Aid public consultations to assess commercial plans for broadband ac...

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Digital and broadband

Community Broadband Scotland hosts successful supplier event

At the end of September, Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) hosted a success supplier engagement event in Glasgow.

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Business support

Finishing touches made to Fort William shoreline project

New onshore facilities at Fort William’s waterfront are being used by cruise ship passengers for the first time today (Wednesday 28 Septe...

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Tourism

Marine focus for Lochaber leisure business

Work has started on a £261,000 tourism development on the shores of Loch Linnhe.

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Food and drink

Future Highland distillery projects making good progress

Work to establish two new distilleries is underway in Lochaber and Skye in the Scottish Highlands. Multi-million pound projects at Dri...

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Digital and broadband

Locheilnet shortlisted for prominent Rural Business Award

Locheilnet CIC, a community broadband network in Lochaber has been shortlisted in the Social Enterprise/Community Project of the Year cat...

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Community and cultural development

Community marina expands at Lochaline

A community run marina on the Morvern peninsula has expanded with the addition of ten new moorings.

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Tourism

Mallaig hotel upgrade to create new jobs

A major investment at the West Highland Hotel in Mallaig is set to raise standards, create new jobs and help it progress towards year-rou...

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Food and drink

Highlands and Islands breweries shortlisted in Scottish Beer Awards

Breweries from the Highlands and Islands have been shortlisted in every category in the Scottish Beer Awards.

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Digital and broadband

State Aid public consultation published for community broadband project in Skye

Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) is carrying out a State Aid public consultation to assess commercial plans for broadband in the north ...

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Food and drink

Highlands and Islands businesses shine at Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2016

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) congratulates five of the region’s businesses which scooped food ‘oscars’ at the 2016 Scotland Foo...

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Food and drink

HIE at Aquaculture UK exhibition in Aviemore

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will be in Aviemore this week to offer advice about support available to businesses working in the...

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Energy

Development agencies welcome SSE’s Beatrice offshore wind announcement

Confirmation that SSE is to go ahead with its investment in the Beatrice Offshore Wind project has been welcomed by both of Scotland’s ec...

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