2018 Year of Young People
This year Scotland will shine a spotlight on its young people by celebrating their achievements and recognising their potential.
The celebratory year will encourage those aged from 8 to 26 to speak up about the issues that are closest to them while also helping to create a positive view of the role they have in society.
HIE aims to create more opportunities for young people to stay and work in our region while also continuing to attract others to visit, live and work here. As part of our commitment to the year we have a number of projects in the pipeline which aim to support and develop the young people in our region. Find out more here >
2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology
The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology ran throughout 2017. Work built on the momentum generated by the previous years of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Food and Drink and Homecoming Scotland.
This themed year, along with the previous themed years, was aimed at supporting and driving the nation’s tourism and events sector and celebrated our country’s unique history and heritage. For HIE, our clients and our region, it also offered an opportunity to raise awareness of some of our greatest assets and our hidden gems. Find out more here >
2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design
The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design ran throughout 2016. Work built on the momentum generated by the previous years of Food and Drink and Homecoming Scotland.
The year aimed to raise the profile of Scotland, showcasing our distinctive contributions to innovation, architecture and design. Find out more here >