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  • 30 June 2016

    Mini Kelpies come to Inverness Campus

    The Kelpie maquettes are 1:10 scale models of the world famous Kelpies sculpture - two 100 foot high horses’ heads situated in Falkirk, and will be at Inverness Campus from Thursday 7th to Saturday 23rd July.
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  • 30 June 2016

    Community Broadband Scotland issues Open Market Review for Ettrick Valley and B4GAL

    Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) has issued an open market review (OMR) to enable two rural community broadband groups, Southern Uplands Partnership and Broadband for Glencaple and Lowther (B4GAL), to progress with their community broadband project. Southern Uplands Partnership and B4GAL are seeking to secure funding from CBS to bring superfast broadband to rural locations within the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire.
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  • 29 June 2016

    Insight into latest technology for North forestry industry

    An audience of around 60 of the north’s forestry professionals will gather in Forres this week to hear the results of a ground breaking technology project that optimises the value of timber on its journey from forest to sawmill.
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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.

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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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