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Community assets

Advising on asset transfers

Sandra Holmes, HIE’s head of community assets, outlines HIE’s role in relation to community interest in Cairngorm Mountain.

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General HIE news

Top employer award for HIE

HIE was named best public sector employer, along with the Royal Air Force, in this year’s Working Families Best Practice award.

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Life sciences

Caithness businesses offered accelerator for new ideas

Businesses in Caithness are being offered the chance to take part in a 12-week progamme to help them bring new ideas to market quicker an...

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Digital and broadband

Partnership broadband bringing ultrafast to Achnasheen

Remote Highland communities scattered across 26 miles of rugged terrain are set to get the UK’s fastest*, more reliable broadband – thank...

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Digital and broadband

Ancient Calanais goes digital

Minister for Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse, was at Calanais in the Outer Hebrides last week to see how the Isle of Lewis’...

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Inward investment

Inverness Campus development plans revised

Plans for a major new development on Inverness Campus have been revised following feedback on the initial proposals.

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Energy

Energy sector firms encouraged to consider Decommissioning Challenge Fund

Energy sector supply chain companies across the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to c...

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Social enterprise

Double celebration for social enterprise support scheme

A support programme for Scotland’s social enterprises has passed the £1m investment milestone. LaunchMe, operated by Firstport, has al...

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Food and drink

Kintyre Gin distillery officially opened

Beinn an Tuirc Distillery on Torrisdale Estate near Campbeltown was officially opened on 6 August by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for ...

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Digital and broadband

Highlands and Islands superfast broadband roll-out hits heights and reaches further

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced 25,000 more Highlands and Islands homes and businesses than originally planned will be a...

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Business support

Moray firm involved in world’s largest floating river bank

A Moray based firm has been involved in an international contract to form the world’s largest floating river bank in France. Biomatrix Wa...

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General HIE news

Technology and advanced engineering

Steven Hutcheon, HIE’s recently appointed head of technology and advanced engineering, reflects on the importance of the sector to the re...

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Business support

Entrepreneur masterclasses

Entrepreneurs from across the Highlands and Islands are encouraged to attend new masterclasses to help scale up their businesses.

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Community and cultural development

Report recommends a ‘whole system response’ to rural bank closures

A study into the importance of local banking services in rural areas has recommended a ‘whole system response’ to meeting the banking nee...

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Education and universities

Days left for young people to complete online survey

Nearly 3,000 young people have so far taken part in an online survey into their changing attitudes and aspirations in relation to the Hig...

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Business support

Cabinet Secretary opens Elgin Business Park

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP today (Tuesday 17) marked the official start of construction at El...

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Caithness and Sutherland

Funding for UK's first spaceport in Sutherland

Plans to launch micro satellites into space from the northern Highlands of Scotland have taken a major step forward with Highlands and Is...

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Business support

New industrial plots for Oban

Four new industrial development plots are to be created in Oban to enable local firms to grow and attract new companies to the area....

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