About HIE

Our priorities

Capitalising on opportunities where the Highlands and Islands has a comparative advantage - such as renewable energy - combined with the development of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and the provision of superfast broadband, will put this region in a very strong position to attract the ideas, investment and people that will underpin our future success.

We will pursue a number of long-term ambitions. By 2020, we aim to see a Highlands and Islands that is:

  • An international centre for marine renewables
  • A digital region
  • Home to more growth businesses operating in international markets
  • Recognised internationally for digital healthcare and marine science expertise
  • Characterised by dynamic, sustainable communities
  • A globally-connected region
  • An attractive region for young people

Our priorities
Across the region, we will pursue four priorities:

Follow the links above, or navigate from the left hand side of this page, to find out more about each of our priorities. 



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