• 13 April 2017

    Global aquaculture event

    HIE is leading the Scottish delegation, in partnership with Scottish Development International (SDI), to create the first Scottish Pavilion at the Aqua Nor technology trade exhibition in Trondheim in August. Aqua Nor is held every two years. In 2015 it attracted more than 20,000 delegates and 550 exhibitors from 27 countries.
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  • 23 March 2017

    New Scottish Food and Drink strategy launched

    A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry was unveiled on 23 March by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink. The sector is worth £14.4 billion annually, 119,000 people are working directly in the industry and food manufacturing in Scotland is growing at twice the rate of the UK average for the sector.
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  • 13 March 2017

    £1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation

    A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead. HIE approved the funding package and will run the programme in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).
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  • 08 March 2017

    Major expansion at Caithness distillery

    A Caithness distillery has embarked on a major expansion that will boost its turnover and international sales and create at least one new job. Dunnet Bay Distillery (DBDL) has secured a £64,000 contribution from HIE towards the £248,000 development.
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  • 01 March 2017

    Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2017 is launched

    Food and drink businesses from across the Highlands and Islands are being called to enter the prestigious awards before the 5th May deadline.
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