• 27 March 2017

    Venturefest 2017 - SME innovation summit

    SMEs across the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to attend Venturefest Scotland 2017, the annual summit on innovation taking place at the Glasgow Science Centre on 20 September. Venturefest Scotland is a national business innovation summit designed to help high-growth Scottish SMEs and ambitious early-stage companies to grow through innovation.
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  • 23 March 2017

    Scottish Land Fund cash to protect vital rural services

    A number of vital community services, including a fuel filling station, post office and community shop, are at the heart of four community owned land initiatives sharing in grants from the Scottish Land Fund.
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  • 13 March 2017

    April deadline for major communities fund

    HIE is encouraging community bodies and third sector organisations across the region to consider applying to the Aspiring Communities Fund. The £18.9 million fund is being run as part of the European Social Fund, with the Scottish Government as lead partner. The deadline for the first round of applications is 7 April.
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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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  • Morefield Industrial Estate

    The Morefield site was purchased by the Ullapool Harbour Trust in 2009 and the mixed development of commercial and industrial units and storage facilities is due to be completed in July 2013.
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  • Loch Duart

    Loch Duart, another HIE account managed business, is an award-winning independent Scottish salmon farm based in Sutherland and the Hebrides.
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  • Handa Shellfish

    HIE is supporting two fishermen, with over 50 years experience on the seas between them, to expand their business to attract more tourists to the north west coast of Scotland.
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  • Calder Engineering

    HIE helps Thurso based engineering company successfully diversify into the offshore wind industry.
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  • Scrabster Harbour

    A £20 million investment programme at Scrabster Harbour is securing jobs and helping to position the north of Scotland at the forefront of the renewables revolution.
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