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  • 24 October 2016

    Adrian Laycock Ltd welcomed to marine science heartland.

    The European Marine Science Park, a development by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) at Dunstaffnage near Oban, has welcomed another new tenant.
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  • 21 October 2016

    500 bookings for first Argyll Enterprise Week

    More than 500 places have been booked for free workshops, seminars and other events taking place during Argyll Enterprise Week, next week (31 October to 4 November) in Oban. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway have organised the event to support businesses and communities throughout Argyll and the Islands and encourage enterprise.
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  • 20 October 2016

    Businesses to create 360-Degree videos

    Eleven Highlands and Islands businesses and organisations are using 360 video equipment over the next two weeks to create films that promote their businesses, their local area and their communities. The groups were awarded use of the equipment following a workshop in Inverness this week (17-18 October) at the digital demonstration centre #hellodigital, part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
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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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