Community culture, arts and heritage

Digital Adoption Investment Scheme

The Highlands and Islands are rich in history, heritage and archaeology. From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, listed buildings to historic battlefields, cultural traditions to our myths, stories and legends. We recognise the importance of the heritage sector’s contribution to regional attractiveness and distinctiveness. To help develop the heritage sector, we are working with academic partners to enhance the use of digital to help preserve and showcase some of the region’s unique heritage assets.

The following video case studies provide examples of our digital adoption support to cultural heritage organisations:





Support available

Below is information about other areas of digital support available to social enterprises operating in the heritage sector.


Digital Tourism Scotland

Digital Tourism Scotland (DTS) supports top class industry experts to deliver a programme of specialist events and workshops across Scotland. The project’s aim is to help tourism businesses get the most out of digital technology; offer guidance on what channels will work best; and to give advice on creating great online customer experiences.

Whether you’re still a beginner or more experienced in using digital channels, DTS can offer events which suit your skill levels. As part of the approach, help is provided to explore opportunities to collaborate with other companies to find the most effective ways to promote your business and area.

For more information, download the HIE Digital Tourism Scotland brochure here:

HIE Digital Tourism Scotland brochure


Tourism Webinar Programme (Tune into Tourism Expertise)

HIE’s popular tourism webinars are enjoyed by thousands of tourism businesses every year. Every session is intended to be lively, fun and interactive and designed for anyone involved in tourism in Scotland, including community groups and tourism-related businesses, who are looking for inspiration and new ways to make the most of all things digital and other market opportunities.

Register for Tune into Tourism Webinars


Creative Industries Team

HIE’s Creative Industries Team provides specialist advice on digital technologies offering bespoke help for creative businesses and social enterprises.

For more information contact our Head of Creative Industries, Iain Hamilton

More about HIE's Creative Industries Team

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