The first connections for an East Lothian community-led broadband project were welcomed by the First Minister at the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Summit in Musselburgh today.
Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath won the HIE sponsored ‘Gaelic as an Economic Asset’ Award which was presented at the annual Scottish Gaelic Awards at St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow on Wednesday 18 November.
Bhuannaich Comann eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath duais ‘Eaconamach na Gàidhlig le taic bho Iomairt na Gàidhealtachd is nan Eilean (HIE) aig Duaisean na h-Alba 2015 aig taigh-òsta St Andrew’s in the Square, Glaschu, Diciadain 19 Samhain.
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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.
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.
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.