Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highland Wildlife Park secures £1m funding from HIE

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park has secured £1 million of funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 7 October 2020

Greenshoots: Orkney Craft Vinegar expands as demand soars

Sam Britten, a former chef who moved to Orkney, is expanding his vinegar-making business as demand for his products soar across the UK.

Published 30 September 2020

Greenshoots: Highlands and Islands innovation projects to benefit food and drink sector

Two innovation projects are underway in the Highlands and Islands to develop new ways to support the growth of the food and drink sector.

Published 10 September 2020

HIE Pathfinder accelerator programme opens for applications

A free programme developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help businesses accelerate their growth has opened for new applications, with a virtual taster session arranged for September 24.

Published 9 September 2020

HIE approves £3m support for tourism organisations

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is to invest £3 million in tourism destination management organisations (DMOs) over the next three years as part of the agency’s support for the sector’s recovery.

Published 2 September 2020

Highlands and Islands business survey highlights decline in confidence

A survey of more than a thousand businesses across the Highlands and Islands shows a marked decline in confidence in Scotland’s economic outlook.

Published 4 August 2020

Macleans Highland Bakery receives over £28,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Forres-based Maclean’s Highland Bakery has received a £28,711 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help advance its expansion project focused on growing UK wholesale and international markets.

Published 29 July 2020

New Wave Foods secures £1.7m funding boost

New Wave Foods, trading as Shore the Scottish Seaweed company, has grown its product range on the back of a £1.7 million finance package.

Published 29 June 2020

Calls for tax changes to relieve burden on lower waged Scots

Scottish Government advisors are calling for ministers to levy more tax from Scotland's higher earners to boost the country’s economic recovery and relieve the burden on lower-paid Scots. 

Published 29 June 2020

New John O'Groats distillery secures £198k from Highlands and Islands Enterprise

A new venture to build a brewery in John O'Groats has secured a £198,000 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 4 March 2020

Social enterprises contribute £259m to rural economy in Highlands & Islands and South of Scotland

Social enterprises are a critical part of the rural economy contributing £250 million in the Highlands and Islands and South of Scotland areas, new figures from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SoSEP) has revealed.

Published 22 November 2019

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre receives £10m investment

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has received a £10 million five-year funding package from the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 18 November 2019

Isle of Gigha motorhome and campsite receives £135,000 investment from HIE

Ambitious new plans to improve visitor facilities on the Isle of Gigha have secured a £135,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 30 October 2019

HIE announces £465k digital and innovation support programme

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) announces that businesses looking to develop their use of digital technology and innovation are set to benefit from a new £465,000 support programme.

Published 1 October 2019

Research and Development centre to open in Inverness

Life sciences company ODx is opening a new medical technology research and development centre in Inverness.

Published 25 September 2019