• 24 April 2017

    Turbine pays off for Coigach community

    A £1.8 million ambitious and complex project to install a community wind turbine in a remote part of Wester Ross is starting to pay off. The turbine was procured by the Coigach Community Development Company (CCDC), a group supported by HIE.
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  • 21 April 2017

    200 new jobs at Wester Ross dry dock

    Kishorn Dry Dock in Strathcarron, Wester Ross, will come out of a 23 year long hibernation after an agreement to use the site during the construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm. HIE has invested £158,932 in the £450,000 costs of upgrading the dry dock in readiness for new contracts.
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  • 19 April 2017

    Business innovation and investment hub opens in London

    Scotland’s latest Innovation and Investment Hub, Scotland House, has officially opened in London with more than 450 businesses registering their interest in becoming members in the first few weeks.
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  • 31 March 2017

    Pilot programme to strengthen social enterprises

    A new initiative is being piloted in the Highlands and Islands to strengthen the capacity, capability and governance of social enterprises. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has teamed up with the Bank of Scotland to provide highly qualified and experienced individuals to serve as non-executive directors on social enterprise boards.
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  • 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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  • Mallaig Yachting Development

    Mallaig's new yachting facility, which can provide berths for up to 48 yachts, was part funded under the Sail West project and co-financed by Mallaig Harbour Authority, HIE and The Highland Council.
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  • CuillinFM

    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.
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