Highlands & Islands Enterprise



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

BAM Nuttall and Arup begin ground investigations for Space Hub Sutherland

A specialist survey to inform the final design and construction of the proposed satellite launch site in Sutherland is expected to get under way today on the A’ Mhoine peninsula.

Published 26 May 2021

Dingwall firm to build new manufacturing facility

Dingwall-based firm WoodBlocX is expanding its manufacturing capacity with a £750,000 investment, which is expected to double production capabilities and create new jobs.

Published 7 May 2021

HIE chief executive Charlotte Wright to step down in summer

Charlotte Wright, the chief executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), is to leave the organisation later this year.

Published 4 May 2021

Speyside mansion to be converted into luxury holiday venue for whisky enthusiasts

A renowned Speyside mansion is being converted into a luxury holiday and events venue, aimed at whisky enthusiasts.

Published 1 March 2021

£4.5m investment to expand Argyll marine enterprise cluster

Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved more than £4.5 million of funding to expand the European Marine Science Park (EMSP) at Dunstaffnage near Oban.

Published 9 February 2021

Nairn sawmill to expand following HIE investment

Plans by a family-owned business undergoing an initial £250,000 investment, are expected to create two new jobs and boost turnover.

Published 8 February 2021

£8.3m investment boost for Highland energy port

Regional development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved investment of up to £8.3 million in Scottish Government funding for an £18.9m project to develop the East Quay at Port of Nigg in Easter Ross.

Published 28 January 2021

£49m investment package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal

More than 200 jobs will be created through the development of a new deep water terminal in the Outer Hebrides.

Published 9 December 2020

Three key Highland infrastructure projects reach completion

Three tourism infrastructure projects in Highland which benefited from the Scottish Government’s Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) and LEADER funding have been completed.

Published 4 December 2020

Green light for new innovation centre on Inverness Campus

Planning consent has been granted for a new life sciences innovation centre on Inverness Campus.

Published 2 December 2020