Fair Isle is one of the most isolated inhabited island communities in the UK, but a range of projects are underway to secure the isle's future.
Helmsdale and District Development Trust's latest project is the development of four rented homes for locally based families.
Papa Westray or Papay as it is known locally, is one of the smallest islands in Orkney. Thanks to the efforts and skills of the community, Papay has been rejuvenated in recent years.
Following significant community engagement, an ambitious Regeneration Strategy was developed to address issues of economic decline in this unique and rural part of Moray.
In 2010 the West Harris Trust became the first community to purchase its crofting estate from the Scottish Government through the Community Empowerment Act. Since owning the land the Trust has undertaken a wide range of projects.
Lochcarron Community Development Company is aiming to revitalise the community to ensure its long term economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability.
Argyll and the Islands Tourism Co-operative has a lead role in the delivery of a private sector-led tourism model growing the sector.
South West Mull & Iona Development Ltd. aims to regenerate the area by supporting businesses, the community and the location.
The implementation of the Connected Communities broadband network has been transformational in the Outer Hebrides.
HIE works with social enterprises who have an appetite for growth and the potential to make the biggest contribution to the region's economy.