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  • 20 January 2017

    Glasgow School of Art campus opens

    The Glasgow School of Art’s new campus in Moray has been formally opened. The Highlands and Islands Creative Campus is a postgraduate research centre. It was established following the £2.5 million renovation of Blairs Steading by Altyre Estate near Forres.
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  • 13 January 2017

    Registrations open for #hellodigital EXTRA 2017

    Expert advice on digital marketing, short film making for the web, and the UK’s first Dr of Social Media are all to feature in #hellodigital EXTRA 2017 in Inverness.
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  • 11 January 2017

    Practical postgraduate education takes centre stage in Stirling

    Education leaders gathered at the University of Stirling to showcase the Scotland-wide Making the Most of Masters (MMM) programme which uses work placements as an alternative to traditional academic Masters dissertations.
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Our Priorities

Businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands are ambitious, both for their individual enterprise and for the growth of the region as a whole. Greater economic prosperity will be delivered through private sector led investments which create jobs and wealth.

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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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