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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

www.hie.co.uk

Photograph of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland and is home to around 450,000 people.

HIE's role is to develop sustainable economic growth across the region. To achieve this it creates infrastructure for future investment, assists large and small businesses with growth aspirations and has a unique role strengthening communities, particularly in fragile areas. As part of this HIE supports communities to acquire and develop land and other assets.

HIE supports the growth ambitions of business and social enterprise clients by creating close working relationships in order to accelerate growth in turnover, profitability, wage levels, exports and therefore Gross Value Added (GVA) in the HIE area.

HIE also invests in transformational projects across the region to make the Highlands and Islands a more competitive and attractive place to live, work, study and grow.

Telephone
01847 896115

Fax
01847 893383

E-mail
thurso@hient.co.uk

Postal Address
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
Tollemache House
High Street
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 8AZ



Opening Hours

Sunday :
Closed
Monday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Friday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday :
Closed




News for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

Scots And German Renewables Groups To Collaborate On Offshore Wind And HydrogenThumbnail for article : Scots And German Renewables Groups To Collaborate On Offshore Wind And Hydrogen
Renewable energy industry groups in Scotland and Germany are joining forces to boost the production of both offshore wind energy and green hydrogen.   The north of Scotland's offshore wind cluster organisation, DeepWind, has today (Wednesday 23 September 2020) signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its German counterpart, WAB.  
Funding Boost For Wester Ross Dry Dock Accommodation ProjectThumbnail for article : Funding Boost For Wester Ross Dry Dock Accommodation Project
A project to create accommodation facilities at Kishorn dry dock in Wester Ross has secured investment of up to £94,675 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).   Having on-site accommodation will enhance the dock's capacity and help it attract more high-end contracts in offshore renewables and oil and gas decommissioning.  
Building Resilience For Island Communities
£2 million for locally-led green recovery.   Island communities will benefit from a £2 million programme of locally-led green projects designed to help support their economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  
Pathfinder taster session date set as programme opens for applicationsThumbnail for article : Pathfinder taster session date set as programme opens for applications
A free programme to help businesses accelerate their growth has opened for new applications, with a virtual taster session arranged for 24 September 2020.   Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the Pathfinder Accelerator programme provides fast-track training and mentoring and will be delivered completely online.  
Working together for economic recoveryThumbnail for article : Working together for economic recovery
Unlocking the potential of the Highlands and Islands will be a key factor in Scotland's recovery, writes Alistair Dodds, Chair of HIE.   Nothing focuses the mind more than a crisis.  
Orkney community group plans new use for former boat storeThumbnail for article : Orkney community group plans new use for former boat store
The Nouster Boat Store is situated on Papa Westray (known locally as Papay) and will become home for a new arts residency programme and the Bothy Museum, which is currently located at Holland Farm on the island.   Papay Development Trust has been awarded £31,458 funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help it acquire and develop the Grade B Listed building.  
Spy Satellites Destined For Scottish SpaceportsThumbnail for article : Spy Satellites Destined For Scottish Spaceports
The online news hound "The Ferret has published a story today that the space hubs being proposed for Sutherland and Shetland will be used to launch spy satellites.   The arms industry is preparing to use two spaceports planned for Scotland to launch military spy satellites, an investigation by The Ferret can reveal.  
HIE approves £3m support for tourism DMOsThumbnail for article : HIE approves £3m support for tourism DMOs
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is to invest £3m over the next three years in tourism destination management organisations (DMOs) as part of the agency's support for the sector's recovery.   DMOs are formalised membership organisations representing local tourism providers, with many involved in regional level partnership working.  
New online workshops for heritage organisationsThumbnail for article : New online workshops for heritage organisations
Reaching new audiences through digital media will be the focus of free online workshops for heritage organisations being held over the next two months.   The first series of virtual events held in May and June proved popular with thousands of viewers during the lockdown.  
Hotel Support Programme WelcomedThumbnail for article : Hotel Support Programme Welcomed
Businesses that meet the criteria will be eligible for both grants and a holistic business review with bespoke support based on their individual needs.   Carroll Buxton, deputy chief executive of HIE, said: "Hotels are at the heart of our tourism sector, which is central to our regional economy and a vital source of rural employment.  

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