Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Greenshoots: Shetland firm to produce biltong health snack thanks to £24,000 HIE funding

Shetland-based firm J & G Shetland Ltd is to launch a new range of biltong snacks, including Scotland's first lamb biltong, in a move that is expected to create new jobs.

Published 1 February 2021

MIME Technologies Limited secures £161,000 funding from HIE

MIME Technologies, a med-tech spin-out from the University of Aberdeen, has secured up to £161,000 of funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 2 December 2020

Success for Highlands and Islands at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Companies from the Highlands and islands have made their mark on the annual Scottish Green Energy Awards which took place virtually last night, with finalists from the region shortlisted in eight of the 13 categories.

Published 27 November 2020

Nine businesses to join Highlands and Islands accelerator programme

Nine businesses from the Highlands and Islands joined the latest edition of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise's (HIE) Pathfinder Accelerator programme yesterday, which aims to put them on the fast track to success.

Published 30 October 2020

Cairn Gorm to receive over £20m funding from Scottish Government and HIE

Cairn Gorm will benefit from more than £20.51 million of funding from the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to make it a year-round attraction, generating significant economic benefits for the local area and Scotland’s tourism sector.

Published 9 October 2020

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