Arnish is the development of a major manufacturing yard to support the expanding renewable energy sector.
The Outer Hebrides are a chain of islands off the west coast of Scotland, stretching from the north of Lewis, south to Barra. Each island and each community has its own distinctive character. All are bound together by the Gaelic culture and language which continue to exert a strong influence.
The area described in Gaelic by HIE as Innse Gall, is also known as Na h-Eileanan Siar, or the Western Isles. Fifteen islands are inhabited, with Lewis and Harris being the largest and most populous.
Excluding Stornoway and its environs, the area is designated economically fragile, so the need for sustainable development opportunities, which combine economic, social, cultural and environmental attributes, is paramount.
The level of income required to afford a socially acceptable standard of living and to participate in society is ten to thirty per cent more expensive in remote rural Scotland than elsewhere in the UK.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) enjoyed major awards success at two separate UK ceremonies on Thursday night (13 October) for our pioneering role in delivering next generation broadband.
More rural communities are next in line for a high-speed broadband boost from the £410m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out.
The latest State Aid public consultation issued by Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) is on behalf of Community Initiative North East Fife (CoINEF), who are looking to secure funding to bring better connectivity to North-East Fife.
Two Scottish community broadband projects which have been supported by Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) have been shortlisted for the Rural Connectivity Award at the O2 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2016.