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NORTH politician extolls the virtues of Highlands & IslandsThumbnail for article : NORTH politician extolls the virtues of Highlands & Islands
Enterprise and seeks trade minister's agreement budget should be spared instead of cut A NORTH politician extolled the virtues of Highlands & Islands Enterprise today in Holyrood’s Debating Chamber - and said it was crucial its budget is spared from further cuts.   MSP David Stewart asked Scotland’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Ivan McKee to recognise the "first-class work" being done by Lifescan and the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, and in particular the focus that is being made on diabetes research and development.  
NDA Calls For People To Have Their Say On Its StrategyThumbnail for article : NDA Calls For People To Have Their Say On Its Strategy
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has today published its fourth Draft Strategy and begun a 12-week public consultation.   The NDA regularly reviews its Strategy to ensure it has the right approach to decommissioning its 17 nuclear sites and benefits from the latest learning, best practice and can continue to deliver value for the taxpayer.  
20/8/2020
Caithness Chamber Of Commerce To Launch Free Test & Protect Service For North Highland Businesses
Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of Highlands & Islands Enterprise, it will be launching a free, simple online service to allow hospitality businesses across the North Highlands to safely collect and store customer data in line with official guidelines to support the Scottish Government's Test & Protect Programme.   This new service, #ProtectNorthHighlands, will be launching on 26 August and will be free for any business in Caithness and Sutherland to access.  
Space Hub In Sutherland Wins Planning ApprovalThumbnail for article : Space Hub In Sutherland Wins Planning Approval
Ambitious plans to launch satellites into orbit from the north Highlands of Scotland have been approved by the area's local authority.   Ambitious plans to launch satellites into orbit from the north Highlands of Scotland have been approved by the area's local authority.  
20/8/2020
Over 1000 Cars Bought By Hi-Scot Credit Union LoansThumbnail for article : Over 1000 Cars Bought By Hi-Scot Credit Union Loans
A Hi-Scot credit union loan is now easier than ever to arrange for members.   Cars are a popular reason to borrow but loans can be arranged for a wide range of things.  
Radioactive particles in the environment around Dounreay - Updates 17 AugustThumbnail for article : Radioactive particles in the environment around Dounreay - Updates 17 August
The updates for 2020 include - 17 August 2020 Attachment updated - Sandside beach near Dounreay particle finds 17 April 2020 Attachments updated: Dounreay foreshore particle finds Sandside near Dounreay particle finds 18 March 2020 Dounreay Foreshore particle finds document updated.   7 February 2020 Attachment updates - Dounreay foreshore particles finds and Sandside beach near Dounreay particles finds.  
Dounreay Explores Decommissioning With Robotics ExpertsThumbnail for article : Dounreay Explores Decommissioning With Robotics Experts
Dounreay is exploring ways of decommissioning with the help of robotics experts.   The nuclear site at Dounreay, which was the centre of the UK's research into fast reactor technology in the last century, is being cleaned up and taken apart.  
5/8/2020
Save With Your Credit Union - Hi-ScotThumbnail for article : Save With Your Credit Union - Hi-Scot
Hi-Scot Credit Union is a membership organisation covered by the Financial Services Authority who guarantee savings in credit unions.   It makes sense to save with us Everyone benefits from regular saving, as it allows us to work towards our financial goals and gives peace-of-mind should an emergency arise.  
5/8/2020
Get A Loan With Your Credit Union - Hi-ScotThumbnail for article : Get A Loan With Your Credit Union - Hi-Scot
Hi-Scot Credit Union covers the Highland and Islands and is membership organisation covered by the Financlal Services Authority Directors are elected each year and are unpaid volunteers with professional staff running the day to day business.  Online banking has recently become available for members.  
Highlands And Islands Business Survey Captures Pandemic ImpactsThumbnail for article : Highlands And Islands Business Survey Captures Pandemic Impacts
The Business Panel survey was commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and carried out in June.  This wave of the survey focused on impacts of and responses to the pandemic.  
Young Entrepreneurs Supporting Economic Recovery Join Impact30Thumbnail for article : Young Entrepreneurs Supporting Economic Recovery Join Impact30
IMPACT30 is a fully funded business growth programme, offering bespoke support from industry specialists.  It is open to people aged 35 and under, who are in key decision-making roles in young ambitious businesses.  
Why The Energy Sector Is An Exciting Place To BeThumbnail for article : Why The Energy Sector Is An Exciting Place To Be
Audrey McIver HIE's director of energy and low carbon reflects on the benefits to the Highlands and Islands of recent announcements for the sector.   This is a very difficult time for virtually all industries, and energy is no exception.  
60 New Jobs Expected At Inverness R&D CentreThumbnail for article : 60 New Jobs Expected At Inverness R&D Centre
60 new jobs at ODx.   ODx established the medical testing business on Inverness Campus in August 2019, with up to £1.75m investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
Elgin Business Set To Create More JobsThumbnail for article : Elgin Business Set To Create More Jobs
Elgin based Hunted Cow Studios is creating innovative new games and is currently searching for new talent to join the existing team of 24 people.  A £45,707 grant was secured from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) last year for the expansion project and it expects to increase its annual turnover by 80%.  
Thinking Innovation - Five Top Tips For Making Your Customers More ValuableThumbnail for article : Thinking Innovation - Five Top Tips For Making Your Customers More Valuable
HIE organises training and courses for businesses.   This online webinar may be of interest.  
HIE Welcomes New Business FundThumbnail for article : HIE Welcomes New Business Fund
The Early Stage Growth Challenge Fund, announced today (10 July) by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop, will open to applications on Monday 20 July.   It is part of the £230m economic stimulus package launched by the Scottish Government in June.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Agency To Take Over Dounreay Site With No Job LossesThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Agency To Take Over Dounreay Site With No Job Losses
DSRL and LLWR to become NDA subsidiaries.   The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced that Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) and LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) will become wholly owned subsidiaries of the NDA next year.  
Go-ahead For Space Hub Sutherland Starts Countdown To Launch Of Orbex Prime From ScotlandThumbnail for article : Go-ahead For Space Hub Sutherland Starts Countdown To Launch Of Orbex Prime From Scotland
The first orbital spaceflight from the United Kingdom has come a step closer following the Highland Council's decision to give the go-ahead for the Space Hub Sutherland spaceport.  Orbex, the UK-based space launch company, has confirmed that Orbex Prime will be the first vertical launch vehicle to fly into orbit from the Space Hub, which will be constructed near Melness on the northern coast of Scotland.  
Planning Application Lodged For New Innovation Centre On Inverness CampusThumbnail for article : Planning Application Lodged For New Innovation Centre On Inverness Campus
The proposed 2700m² facility is a joint project between Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the University of the Highlands and Islands.   Designed by multi-disciplinary design firm Austin-Smith: Lord, it aims to build on the successes of the Centre for Health Science in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital.  
Chair Of HIE Welcomes Advisory Group ReportThumbnail for article : Chair Of HIE Welcomes Advisory Group Report
The chair of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has welcomed the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.   Alistair Dodds said the report underlined the potential of rural regions to make a strong contribution Scotland's economic recovery.