A series of causeways built on the orders of Churchill in the 1940s are helping make the roll-out of high speed fibre broadband possible for a number of Orkney Islands’ communities.
The hatchery will open at Scalloway’s NAFC Marine Centre next spring to test the commercial feasibility of producing spat (baby mussels), which could be available by the summer.
The first connections for an East Lothian community-led broadband project were welcomed by the First Minister at the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Summit in Musselburgh today.
Have a look at our maps to find out more about the projects we're investing in and the communities we're working with.
Businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands are ambitious, both for their individual enterprise and for the growth of the region as a whole. Greater economic prosperity will be delivered through private sector led investments which create jobs and wealth.
The Government Economic Strategy (GES) identifies seven sectors as offering particular opportunities for growth due to existing comparative advantages or through potential to capitalise on Scotland's unique natural assets.
HIE plays a leading role in developing the conditions which will enable the Highlands and Islands to fulfil its potential as a globally competitive region with a thriving, low carbon economy.