Highlands and Islands Enterprise is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit which integrates economic and community development
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.
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 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.
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.
HIE responds to Government and other consultations on issues affecting the Highlands and Islands. We also consult on a number of issues ourselves.
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.
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.
We post information about our events, as well as those run by our partner organisations.
The biggest fibre cable laying project undertaken in the UK in recent years has begun on the West Coast of Scotland to deliver superfast broadband to some of the country’s most remote island communities.
The Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies are to be screened live for free across the country thanks to economic and community development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
A Shetland boat manufacturing and engineering business has been approached to design an innovative new type of vessel for use in the oil & gas industry.
Have a look at our maps to find out more about the projects we're investing in and the communities we're working with.