Highland Council

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Here you will find a wealth of information on working with Highland Council. You can find out what events are coming up in the area, learn about procurement at the Council and what else is happening in the region.

The Highlands offer a wealth of opportunities to individuals and businesses alike. The area is home to many forward thinking and innovative businesses as well as to a highly skilled and motivated workforce, all set in one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty on the planet.

Enterprising Highland acts as a portal for information on enterprise activity in the Highlands of Scotland. It has been developed as part of the activities of the Highland Economic Forum which is a collaboration between public and private sector organisations in the area.

A vibrant and diverse region, Highland has many opportunities to offer both families and businesses. Click through to the website to find out more or contact your local SDP advisor.


Business Support

The region’s highly experienced and knowledgeable business support agencies can provide help and advice on a wide range of business related issues and matters.

Follow the links below to find out what support is available, or click through to the Enterprising Highland website.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

HIE is the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. In line with the Government Economic Strategy, HIE’s purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands.

HIE can offer an extensive array of business support and advice, including:

  • Digital support
  • Leadership support
  • Advice on innovation and R&D
  • Export advice
  • Manufacturing advice
  • Property for rental, and advice on property options
  • Grants – subject to European State Aid constraints

National support bodies

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