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About us

We’re HIE, the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Our purpose is to support regional development and increase the numbers of people who choose to live, work, study and invest here.

Supporting organisations throughout the region

We support organisations throughout the region to help them with a number of challenges. From community groups to larger businesses, our support is open to all.

FOCUS Magazine

FOCUS (Gaelic Fòcas) is our magazine published twice a year. It's packed with stories from across the Highlands and Islands. If you'd like to read about who we're working with and how the region is developing, please download it below. We can also send you a free digital or print copy directly, just tell us where to send it.

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Working together to sustain a successful region

We work continuously to ensure the Highlands and Islands is a highly successful and competitive region, where people chose to live, work, study and invest.

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WORK FOR US

Fancy joining our team? Have a look at our current vacancies. Learn more about what it's like to work for HIE and the benefits we offer as an employer.

Work for us

PROCUREMENT

As a public sector agency, we must ensure public money is used efficiently and achieves value for money. Have a look at our current open contracts and recent awards.

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Our Board

Our Board has overall responsibility for making sure we fulfil our statutory duties and meet the objectives set out by the Scottish Government.

Find out about our Board

Our Leadership Team

Our senior leadership team is chaired by our Interim Chief Executive, Carroll Buxton and includes four directors, the Head of Business Improvement and Internal Audit, and the Head of Human Resources.

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Developing our region for over 50 years

We celebrated our 50 year anniversary in 2015 and took a look back at how our region has developed and changed, and what impact HIE has had. Have a look through our timeline website to see what a difference 50 years can make.

Visit our timeline website