Highlands and Islands Enterprise



Rural firms across Scotland encouraged to take part in new business survey

Businesses in rural areas across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a new Rural Business Panel survey which gets underway this week.

Published 13 October 2021

Funding secured from HIE to help rebuild Fair Isle Bird Observatory

A £7.4 million project to rebuild Shetland’s world-renowned bird observatory on Fair Isle takes a step forward yesterday, as Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Government announced a funding package totalling £2.35m.

Published 12 October 2021

Lochaber mountain resort secures £800,000 from HIE

A £4 million project to transform one of Lochaber’s main tourist attractions has secured up to £800,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 6 October 2021

Aquaculture clean energy project secures £129,428 from HIE

A cross-border collaboration project to develop an energy and cost-efficient power management system for the aquaculture sector has secured up to £129,428 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 5 October 2021

Highlands and Islands to receive £1.47m of net-zero transition funding

Tourism businesses, communities and social enterprises are set to benefit from £1.47m of net-zero transition funding being distributed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 5 October 2021

Morlich Homes Limited secures £87,000 from HIE to create green homes

Morlich Homes Limited (MHL) has secured an investment of up to £87,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help the company develop a facility to build green homes.

Published 28 September 2021

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