Our priorities

Strengthening communities - culture 

HIE’s Ambitious for Culture Policy informs our work in this cross cutting area. It brings together our sectoral work on creative industries, food and drink, and tourism, with our work to enhance the use of Gaelic as an asset, support for crofting community development, as well as other community-led cultural activities which enhance participation and the attractiveness of our region.

Drawing on the support of sector partners, including Creative Scotland, we will expand the reach of our Collaborative Creative Communities programme to ensure the benefits reach every part of our region. We will work with organisations to enhance the resilience of our cultural social enterprises, facilitating support networks for developing cultural enterprises and actively strengthening the sector.

We will lead the national partnership, which delivered the research into Gaelic as an Asset, to identify Scotland-wide collaborative investments, by partnerships across the public sector, which maximise the social and economic contribution of Gaelic to our region.

Find out more about our cultural communities work > 

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