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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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Food and drink

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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Business support

EU delegation in Inverness

More than 20 academics, policy-makers and stakeholders from across Europe are in Inverness this week to share ideas on policies to help s...

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Digital and broadband

No strings attached for broadband delivery to Hebridean island

High speed broadband has arrived on the small Hebridean island of Scalpay. A wireless link is providing access to the same mainstream fib...

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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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Digital and broadband

Rural broadband roll-out reaching further

More than 160,000 homes and businesses in the Highlands and Islands are now part of the high speed fibre broadband network, thanks to the...

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Charlotte appointed chief executive of HIE

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new chief executive. Charlotte Wright, who is currently the agency’s Director...

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Food and drink

International boost for mussel hatchery project

An innovative project to get Scottish mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment has received a visit from Tasmanian partners Spring Bay ...

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Gaelic

Oifigear Gàidhlig ùr aig Ceòlas

Tha Ceòlas air oifigear ùr fhastadh airson fàs a thoirt air a’ Ghàidhlig ann an Uibhist.

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Creative industries

Independent label receives funding for digital release of first artist

Belladrum Festival record label’s first signed artist will go on digital release after receiving funding from the Innovate Your Business ...

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General HIE news

HIE's new finance director

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new director of finance and corporate services.

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International Trade

Doing Business in India seminar in Inverness

A free seminar will take place in Inverness on Thursday 15 June for businesses interested in ‘Doing Business in India’.

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Community and cultural development

New ReStore building opens in South Uist

A new carbon neutral sustainable facility has been opened by South Uist learning centre, Cothrom, for its furniture recycling and trainin...

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Energy

Award boost for Thurso engineering firm

A Thurso based engineering firm has secured an industry accreditation award that will boost its reputation internationally and help attra...

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Energy

Oil production vessel to be decommissioned in Shetland

Dales Voe in Shetland is to be used for the decommissioning of the Buchan Alpha, a semi-submersible moored floating production vessel (or...

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