Our vision is to make the Highlands and Islands a highly successful and competitive region where increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.

Find out more about what we do

We have four priorities we will focus on over the coming years to support Scotland's economic recovery and deliver sustainable growth across the region.

Find out more about our priorities

Find out more about the people at HIE. You can search our staff directory to get directly to the correct person and also find out more about our senior management and board members. 

Find out more about who we are

If you are interested in working for HIE, keep an eye on our job opportunities page. We also post vacancies on our Linkedinfacebook and twitter pages. 

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This section helps to put into context the various policies HIE operates within.  It also gives you access to HIE publications which explain what we are doing and the success that follows.

More about policies and publications

Highlands and Islands Enterprise invest millions of pounds of grant-in-aid funding each year to deliver the objectives of the Scottish Government's Economic Strategy.

More about where we're investing

HIE is a public agency and must ensure public money is used in a manner that is effective, efficient and achieves value for money. Services in excess of £50,000 are subject to a process of open competitive tendering.

View our current tenders

HIE want the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest

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We post information about our events, as well as those run by our partner organisations.

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Terms and conditions related to HIE's funding assistance

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Latest news and updates

  • 25 August 2015

    Green light for Leanachan Masterplan

    A ‘masterplan’ which outlines how the area around Leanachan Forest could be developed for tourism has been approved by The Highland Council’s Lochaber Area Committee. Produced by Forest Enterprise Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the masterplan is the blueprint which could kick-start a positive transformation around the Nevis Range.
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  • 25 August 2015

    Events programme underway for businesses and designers

    A programme of events for businesses and designers is underway across the Highlands and Islands. The programme was unveiled by the Design Network, part of the Creative Futures Partnership between The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
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  • 24 August 2015

    Broadband help for rural communities

    A new funding programme for broadband for rural communities across Scotland has been launched by the First Minister.
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Have a look at our maps to find out more about the projects we're investing in and the communities we're working with.

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