Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit from the Scottish Government that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass. Our vision is for the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region with a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable economy in which an increasing number of people choose to live, work, study and invest.
To influence the changes needed to bring about economic growth and shared prosperity, we have at our disposal a broad range of powers which we deploy holistically across the region. As an agency of the Scottish Government, our work is fully aligned with the key themes of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation (NSET) which encompass investment, innovation, internationalisation and inclusive growth. Our strategic priorities are to:
- Enable strong, capable and resourceful communities
- Build successful, productive and resilient enterprises
- Create the conditions for growth and a green economy
Find out more at our website: https://www.hie.co.uk/
This conference is organised by Rural Housing Scotland
with sponsorship from Ecology Building Society, Highlands Rewilding, HIE and Salmon Scotland.