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  • 22 January 2015

    Public investment brings fibre broadband to Far North

    Next generation fibre broadband is available now to the first customers in Wick and Thurso. More than 6,700 homes and businesses in the two Caithness towns are able to order fibre based broadband now, with speeds of up to 80 mbps, delivered through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project.
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  • 22 January 2015

    Window opens for creative scots

    Scotland’s leading creative industries festival is urging filmmakers and musicians to apply now to be part of a showcase which places emerging talent in front of key creative industries players from across the globe.
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  • 20 January 2015

    Rothesay Pavilion: 750,000 reasons to be cheeerful

    Traditionally Christmas is the time to give gifts but the people of Bute and Rothesay Pavilion Charity are celebrating Highlands and Islands Enterprise decision to make a £750,000 investment towards the £8 million refurbishment and redevelopment of Rothesay Pavilion.
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Our Priorities

The Government Economic Strategy (GES) identifies seven sectors as offering particular opportunities for growth due to existing comparative advantages or through potential to capitalise on Scotland's unique natural assets.

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HIE plays a leading role in developing the conditions which will enable the Highlands and Islands to fulfil its potential as a globally competitive region with a thriving, low carbon economy.

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Strong communities are essential to the continued success of the Highlands and Islands. Social and economic developments are complementary in achieving growth, particularly in remote, sparsely-populated areas.

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