A new fund has been launched to support communities to register an early interest to be able to obtain first option to buy land or buildings being offered for sale. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), which already administers the Scottish Land Fund across the country on behalf of Scottish Gover
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Businesses to benefit from £17.6m innovation support programme for climate-friendly heating transformation
A new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million is being launched for companies across Scotland covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating supply chain. The new programme has been developed by Scottish Enterprise in conjunction with
Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd is set to expand after having secured funding up to £180,200 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the project. The Caithness distillery, owned by local husband and wife team, Claire and Martin Murray, started trading in 2014 after building a small gin
A critical milestone has been reached in a £7.4m project to rebuild Shetland's world-renowned bird observatory on Fair Isle with the arrival of the first of the building's modules. The project, which is led by Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust (FIBOT), will create seven new green jobs, hel
A survey carried out in June and July this year, indicated that most businesses in the Highlands and Islands were operating at either the same or above their pre-pandemic levels. However, it also showed a significant decline in exporting activity and in the level of confidence in Scotland’s ec
Locating a green freeport in the Highlands and Islands is likely to have greater impact for Scotland and the UK than any other location, according to Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) chief executive Stuart Black. Mr Black has highlighted the strengths of the region’s two bids; Opportunit
A new facility in Inverness is on track to start generating new commercial opportunities from early 2023, including creating high value career opportunities. The £9 million Life Sciences Innovation Centre, being developed on Inverness Campus by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and UHI, i
Young business leaders in the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to apply to a year-long programme aimed at developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. IMPACT30 is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and delivered by business skills training consultancy, Skillfluence.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council have approved a funding package totalling £2.8 million towards the second phase of development at Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC). The announcement was made last week as part of the official opening of the first pha
Figures compiled by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have shown that businesses and communities supported by the agency achieved a strong performance in 2021/22 despite considerable economic disruption and uncertainty. Investments during the year supported businesses and social enterprises to
A Buckie developer's plans to transform a disused site in Moray and open a trampoline park next summer are on track after receiving £200,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
A £1.9 million project that will create 10 new jobs in Moray over the next three years has secured up to £190,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Macduff Shipyard Limited (MSL) is to double the berthing capacity of its facility in Buckie. This will enable the company to take
The benefit of international trade to Scotland’s economy has been underscored after new figures from Scottish Development International (SDI) revealed exporters will provide a significant boost to the nation’s finances.
Forres-based launch services company Orbex is hiring an additional fifty staff members over the next six months in an effort to support the company's final push to prepare for the first vertical rocket launch from UK soil over the coming months.
Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced a series of planned events to kickstart its support for food and drink businesses based in the Highlands. Attendees will be able to share their business challenges and asked for their views on the detail and content of the service.