Highlands and Islands Enterprise



Outer Hebrides business The Temple Cafe set to expand and create jobs

The Temple Café, an Outer Hebrides business which has gone from strength to strength since lockdown as a result of the owner’s unique approach to using local produce, is delivering an eco-friendly expansion with support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 15 September 2021

Signs of economic recovery in Highlands and Islands

There are signs of emerging economic recovery and renewed optimism in the Highlands and Islands, according to the latest Business Panel survey undertaken in the region.

Published 6 September 2021

Windswept and Interesting Ltd secures £40,000 from HIE

Rod Read, a Lewis man who recently moved to Shetland and set up Windswept and Interesting Ltd, has been awarded £40,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help make kite energy a reality.

Published 3 September 2021

HIE appoints Joanna Peteranna as interim area manager for Outer Hebrides

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed Joanna Peteranna as interim area manager for the Outer Hebrides.

Published 3 September 2021

Orkney Cheese Company Limited secures £370,000 funding from HIE

The Orkney Cheese Company Limited in Orkney has secured up to £370,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to upgrade its cheese production facility.

Published 25 August 2021

Scottish business leaders join IMPACT30 programme

A further 22 young business leaders from around the Highlands and Islands have become the latest to take part in IMPACT30 - a year-long programme aimed at developing the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Published 20 August 2021

Greenshoots: Elgin-based BFL set for expansion after securing patent

Ava Innes, the brand launched by Elgin-based Bespoke Fabrics Ltd (BFL), is set to expand after securing a patent for its sustainable bedding.

Published 27 July 2021

HIE awards £350,000 funding for Skye and Raasay tourism recovery

A three-year strategy to help in the recovery of the tourism industry in Skye and Raasay has secured £350,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 20 July 2021

Scottish tourism leadership programme launched

A Scotland-wide programme to support business and community-led tourism enterprises taking the lead in the sector’s COVID-19 recovery was launched yesterday.

Published 20 July 2021

HIE secures funding for Scotland's green innovations

A new European grant secured by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will help the agency to support innovation in the UK's marine sector.

Published 16 July 2021

New manufacturing, office and storage facility considered for Enterprise Park Forres

A new high-spec manufacturing, office and storage facility is being considered for the Enterprise Park Forres.

Published 15 July 2021

Outer Hebrides distillery secures £1.99 million funding boost from HIE

Plans for a new distillery and visitor centre in Benbecula have secured up to £1.99 million from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 14 July 2021

Argyll and Islands tourism recovery plan secures £350,000 from HIE

A three-year project to rebuild the tourism sector across Argyll and the Islands has secured £350,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and will create new jobs.

Published 8 July 2021

Speyfruit Ltd secures £24,110 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Elgin-based Speyfruit Ltd, one of the largest suppliers of fruit and vegetables in the North East of Scotland, has secured up to £24,110 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 7 July 2021

Greenshoots: IT Central launches video production academy thanks to £25,000 HIE funding

Elgin-based firm IT Central has launched a specialist studio space to support businesses and communities in the area and further afield, thanks to £25,000 funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 28 June 2021