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Digital and broadband

Highlands and Islands history and culture brought to life through digital

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland has a fascinating story to tell its visitors, and four projects rich in heritage are being brought ...

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General HIE news

HIE graduate is ‘Scotland Young Thinker of the Year’

Rebecca MacDonald (24), who is on graduate placement with HIE in Inverness, won recognition as Scotland’s ‘Young Thinker of the Year’ for...

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Business support

Ambitious Orkney bakery expands its markets

A family owned bakery in Orkney is set to increase production, conquer new markets and create new jobs with an expansion project.

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Creative industries

£16m Highland innovation boost

A new £16 million initiative is to be launched in the Highlands to boost innovation.

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General HIE news

New ‘factory of the future’ will benefit Highlands and Islands

Businesses across the Highlands and Islands stand to benefit from the new £65m National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS), anno...

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General HIE news

SRUC expands on Inverness Campus with Centre of Excellence

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) announced plans this week for a £2m investment which is set to create around six new jobs at Inverness Ca...

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Community and cultural development

Ulva Ferry Project recognised in national awards

A project to create affordable family housing and increase the school roll in a remote rural community in Argyll has won the housing cate...

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Business support

Moray firm growth to create jobs

A Moray based firm is to embark on a major growth plan that will increase its UK and international sales, boost turnover and create jobs ...

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Life sciences

Organisations unite in life sciences collaboration

Three organisations from across the Highlands and Islands have teamed up in a new collaboration to boost life sciences in the region....

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Tourism

Bids invited for Cairngorm ski uplift review

A major independent and comprehensive review of uplift facilities and infrastructure at Scotland’s biggest snowsports destination is to g...

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General HIE news

Island music studio aims to attract global stars

A new residential music studio in the Outer Hebrides is set to capitalise on its scenic location and high-end technology to attract both ...

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International Trade

Why International Trade is more important than ever

It has never been more important for businesses in the Highlands and Islands to target global markets, writes Martin Johnson, HIE’s head ...

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Life sciences

More firms welcomed to Marine Science Park

Two more companies have been welcomed on to the European Marine Science Park (EMSP), a development by HIE at Dunstaffnage near Oban....

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Energy

Scottish energy ports capability directory is launched

A new dynamic Scottish ports directory aimed at the energy industry has been launched today (21 November).

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Community and cultural development

Harris centre opens

November 17th saw the official opening of the West Harris Trust’s flagship project, Talla na Mara. The new community enterprise centre h...

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Luchd-buannachaidh Duaisean Gàidhlig na h-Alba 2017

Chaidh luchd-buannachaidh an ainmeachadh an raoir aig Duaisean Gàidhlig na h-Alba 2017 ann an Glaschu.

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Social enterprise

Shetland social enterprise expands

COPE Ltd in Lerwick provides employment and skills for adults with disabilities and has recently benefited from a grant of £122,350 from ...

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Business support

Forres bagpipes go global

Trade missions to Ireland and America have been paying off for Forres firm, Burgess Bagpipes Limited (BBL).

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