Highlands & Islands Enterprise



Highlands and Islands Enterprise names Dr Stuart Black as next chief executive

Dr Stuart Black has been unveiled as the next chief executive of development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 22 October 2021

£2m Oban fit-out enables marine science companies to expand

Four marine science cluster companies are expanding into new workspace at the European Marine Science Park (EMPS) at Dunstaffnage near Oban after the completion of a £2 million fit-out of the ground floor of the Park’s Malin House by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 22 October 2021

Funding secured for Fair Isle bird observatory rebuild

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

Published 11 October 2021

Highlands and Islands Enterprise makes contribution £4m Lochaber mountain resort project

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

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

Moray housebuilder set to create green homes

Morlich Homes Limited (MHL) is developing a facility to build green homes after purchasing a site at Elgin Business Park.

Published 28 September 2021

Scottish Land Court rules in favour of Space Hub Sutherland

Plans for the construction of Scotland’s first spaceport have passed yet another legal hurdle after the Scottish Land Court ruled that crofters can still work on the land outside of rocket launch periods.

Published 14 September 2021

Portree Link Road reaches planning stage

Councillors have noted the funding position and proposed delivery programme for the Portee Link Road as the project moved to the planning submission stage.

Published 1 September 2021

Stornoway Port Authority awards construction contracts as part of £12m development

Stornoway Port Authority has awarded £2.5 million worth of major contracts as part of a wider £12m investment in its Newton Basin/Goat Island development.

Published 10 August 2021

Robertson commences work on Inverness Campus life sciences building

A turf cutting ceremony was held at Inverness Campus this week as Robertson Construction Northern started work on a new £9 million life sciences innovation centre.

Published 4 August 2021

Morrison Construction owners facing £14m claim over Cairngorm funicular defects

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has sued the owners of Morrison Construction over defects to the Cairngorm railway and breaches of contracts.

Published 6 July 2021

SRUC submits plans for Inverness Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) has submitted a planning application for its Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre on the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Inverness Campus.

Published 29 June 2021

New peatland construction methods could unlock further rural housing developments

A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased economic development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and captured carbon dioxide.

Published 28 June 2021

Robertson awarded £9m contract for new development on Inverness Campus

Robertson Construction Northern is set to begin work on a major new development on Inverness Campus.

Published 23 June 2021

Shetland hotel upgrade handed £194,000 boost

A project to upgrade the Busta House Hotel in Shetland has secured up to £194,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in the past year.

Published 17 June 2021