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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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New employee to help drive culture in Moray

A co-ordinator has been appointed to help strengthen creative development in Moray’s communities.

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Celebrating the contribution communities make to Scotland

Over 250 community leaders from across Scotland will meet in Aviemore today and tomorrow (21-22 September) at a national conference to lo...

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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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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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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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Community groups share experience

Over 40 employees and board members from 26 community development organisations across the Highlands and Islands gathered in Inverness la...

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Stòras Uibhist – a decade of community ownership

Residents on the Hebridean islands of South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula, who marked a decade of running their own estate in April, have u...

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Coigach turbine pays off

A £1.8 million ambitious and complex project to install a community wind turbine in a remote part of Wester Ross is starting to pay off. ...

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Local Shetland treasure receives further backing from HIE

A community-owned Georgian property providing accommodation in Shetland has received a funding boost from Highlands and Islands Enterpris...

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SLF cash to protect vital rural services

A number of vital community services, including a fuel filling station, post office and community shop, are at the heart of four communit...

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April deadline for major communities fund

HIE is encouraging community bodies and third sector organisations across the region to consider applying to the Aspiring Communities Fun...

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Pilot project to extend childcare is a success

A pilot project to extend childcare provision in a rural community in the Outer Hebrides is proving a huge success. Twenty-four children ...

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Outer Hebrides landowners celebrate 10th anniversary

Two community groups in the Outer Hebrides are preparing to mark ten years in community ownership.

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Pairc Trust to take forward affordable housing plans

A community-led drive to boost affordable housing options in the South Lochs area of the Western Isles has received the backing of the Sc...

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Out of the starting blocks: two community broadband projects begin search for a supplier

Two community groups looking to set up broadband networks have begun the search to find a supplier in a year that will see many projects ...

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Community energy case studies

Video's featuring community energy projects from around Scotland.

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Standard of living more costly in rural Scotland

The level of income required to afford a socially acceptable standard of living and to participate in society is ten to thirty per cent m...

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