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Who we are

Find out more about the work we do in the Highlands and Islands.

Caithness and Sutherland

Shining a spotlight on Caithness and Sutherland.

Outer Hebrides

Shining a spotlight on the Outer Hebrides.

Argyll and the Islands

Shining a spotlight on Argyll and the Islands.

COVID-19 support for businesses and communities  

We're working closely with government and partners to react to the needs of businesses and communities, and the challenges they face, as a result of COVID-19. Support is available now, go to our COVID-19 section to find out what's available. We are publishing new information daily. 

COVID-19 support 

Helping to build a successful region since 1965

We are the economic and community development agency for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We've been working with organisations and communities for over 50 years to ensure the region remains successful and competitive.

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supporting businesses and communities

Whether it's marketing or technology, people or product development, our support services cover a broad range of topics to help organisations and communities of all sizes across all sectors.

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Job vacancies

We have offices located throughout the Highlands and Islands. We advertise all job opportunities on our recruitment pages when positions are available.

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did you know?

1,000

of organisations supported by HIE throughout the year

54.6

has been invested by HIE in the region in the last 12 months

1,000

jobs created between 2018-19

91

of our region reached in our latest next generation broadband rollout

Our Purpose and Priorities

Our strategy 2019-22 and operating plan 2019-20 set out our priorities for investment across the region to support sustainable and inclusive growth.

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a spectacular and diverse scottish region

Our region may be known globally for its beauty and produce, but there's so much more to discover about the Highlands and Islands. Covering over 15,000 miles, it's home to more than 480,000 people and over 20,000 businesses.

Quad biking in the park

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