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Food and drink

Workshop focuses on food and drink innovation

Food and drink businesses looking to grow through innovation are encouraged to register for a free workshop which takes place in Invernes...

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Scottish expertise goes on show at world’s biggest aquaculture technology fair

Twenty-three Scottish companies are travelling to Norway this week to highlight the country’s expertise at the world’s largest aquacultur...

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Community Conference

Strengthening Scotland's Communities Conference

More than 200 community representatives from across Scotland will gather in Aviemore in September for a national conference on Strengthen...

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Community Conference

What's on - events

Events coming up in the weeks ahead focus on aquaculture, employee ownership, exporting, social media, Venturefest Scotland Innovation Su...

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International Trade

High Commissioner of India visits the Highlands

A roundtable discussion and dinner took place in Inverness with a range of the region’s businesses and the new High Commissioner for Indi...

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Tourism

Cairngorm Mountain clear up works to begin

Major clear up works on Cairngorm Mountain, to notably improve the appearance of the Mountain to visitors when not covered in snow, are d...

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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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Community assets

Muir of Ord community hub opens

Thursday 27 July saw the formal opening of a new community hub in Muir of Ord, by HRH the Princess Royal.

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Gaelic

Rannsachadh ga dhèanamh air margaidh-obrach na Gàidhlig

Tha Iomairt na Gàidhealtachd is nan Eilean, Leasachadh Sgilean na h-Alba, agus Bòrd na Gàidhlig air an luchd-comhairleachaidh air leasach...

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Digital and broadband

Review of community broadband delivery under way

The role played by a government-funded initiative to deliver broadband to Scotland’s most hard-to-reach communities is the focus of a new...

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Community and cultural development

Step closer for innovative energy system on Fair Isle

Plans to have power 24 hours a day on Fair Isle are one step closer with the completion of the funding package.

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General HIE news

Business survey shows support for European single market and free movement of people

Over two-thirds of businesses across the Highlands and Islands believe membership of the European single market and free movement of peop...

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Digital and broadband

Scotland’s largest community broadband network set to grow to reach further Lochaber areas

Scotland’s largest community broadband network, which was developed by local people to bring better connections to some of Lochaber’s har...

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Energy

Wave energy information to be shared online

People interested in tracking progress in developing Scotland’s wave energy technology can now access a new online library, launched toda...

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Tourism

Cabinet secretary stresses public sector role in supporting NC500

The successful North Coast 500 tourist route will need strong co-ordinated support from the public sector to ensure its long term sustain...

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Business support

Shetland family business targets new global markets

A Shetland wool company which started five generations ago is set to increase international sales and create new jobs.

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Inward investment

Elgin Business Park set to go ahead

A long term aspiration for a major business park development on the outskirts of Elgin in Moray is set to become a reality.

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Life sciences

Study into seaweed potential

HIE has commissioned a study into the potential of seaweed harvesting as a diversification opportunity for fishermen.

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