Our Creative Industries strategy sets out our vision for the region
Creative industries are those based on individual creativity, skill and talent, plus those that have the potential to create wealth and jobs through developing intellectual property. The creative industries sector is diverse and fast-growing, and makes an important contribution to the economy and cultural life of the Highlands and Islands.
The sector is dominated by small and micro units, and includes a high proportion of semi-professionals, self-employed and voluntary/unpaid workers. This is the standard model worldwide, as business units will work with a much wider chain on individual projects.Show more
In the UK, the sector is generally regarded as being made up of 13 distinct industries:
Scotland's creativity is recognised throughout the world and has a strong international reputation.
A group of five designers from the Highlands and Islands will visit Iceland next week (23-26 March) as part of a project that brings together a diverse group of Scottish and Icelandic designers.
Scotland's premier creative industries conference and showcase, XpoNorth, is set to shine a spotlight on building creative businesses in the Highlands and Islands.
XpoNorth looking for next generation of filmmakers, writers and musicians to showcase their work in front of industry insiders Inverness this June.
A community benefit society based in Uist is to receive support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help it transition to a trading social enterprise.
The Glasgow School of Art’s new campus in Moray has been formally opened.
The Highlands and Islands Creative Campus is a postgraduate research centre. It was established following the £2.5 million renovation of Blairs Steading by Altyre Estate near Forres.
Every morning between 7.30am and 9.00am the inhabitants of Skye and Lochalsh can wake up to breakfast with community radio station Cuillin FM.
Established by Farquhar Laing in 1994, Black Isle Bronze is the UK's leading bronze foundry and the largest foundry in Scotland.
An Isle of Lewis family business operating in the luxury fabrics market has seen its order books grow following support from HIE.
A hub for the growth and development of the creative industries sector in Shetland.
Hagi Hus is an art gallery in Orkney. Find out more about how the artist, Celia Clark uses digital to support her creative business.
Digital games and apps development company