• 12 July 2017

    Cabinet secretary stresses public sector role in supporting NC500

    The successful North Coast 500 tourist route will need strong co-ordinated support from the public sector to ensure its long term sustainability. Experiences of the initiative should also be shared with groups around the country looking to develop similar projects.
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  • 19 June 2017

    Impact of North Coast 500 route

    The North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route, launched in 2015, has had a positive impact on both visitor numbers and business trade.
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  • 12 April 2017

    Masterplan agreed for CairnGorm Mountain

    A new masterplan has been agreed that will see major improvements to visitor facilities on CairnGorm Mountain. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has agreed that a previously approved loan of £4 million to operator Natural Retreats can be put towards making the vision for CairnGorm Mountain a reality.
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  • 20 March 2017

    Argyll hotel plans major upgrade

    An Argyll hotel is to embark on a major upgrade that will boost its star rating and create new jobs. Loch Melfort Hotel, situated between Oban and Kilmartin, has secured £101,000 investment towards the £290,000 project from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
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  • 06 March 2017

    Official opening of Lews Castle, Museum and Archive

    The Lews Castle Museum and Archive centre was officially opened on 6th March by Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland.
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  • Cairngorm Mountain

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the owner of Scotland’s busiest snowsports centre is looking for a new operator to run visitor facilities at the resort on its behalf.
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  • John O'Groats masterplan

    As part of the Caithness and North Sutherland action plan, the John O'Groats masterplan outlines developments to redevelop the area as a first class tourism destination.
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