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We're a forward-thinking, innovative and award-winning organisation that thrives on investing in our employees.

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Who are we?

We are the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland.

Our unique integration of economic and community development is central to our success in generating sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands, particularly in remote areas.

Our ambition is to support employees in their work with businesses and communities to develop economic growth across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and build a successful and competitive region where more people want to live, work, study and invest.

We have administrative offices in Inverness, Benbecula and Auchtertyre as well as local area offices in Forres, Fort William, Thurso, Golspie, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Stornoway, Lochgilphead and Portree.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all recruitment is currently on hold. If you have any queries, please get in touch with HIE’s recruitment team:


We use ScotGrad to facilitate placements in organisations across the Highlands and Islands. Visit the Scotgrad site to explore opportunities.

What it's like to work and live in the Highlands and Islands

Have a look through our videos to find out more about our region and hear from people who currently work for HIE.

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