HIE can help you go international!

This introductory programme is loaded with practical advice, including current Brexit considerations, and experts will work with you to develop a tailor-made Export Plan to help launch your business internationally.

Key areas covered include market analysis and entry, international finance, contracts and logistics, to ensure you lay the right foundations for exporting. 

Launch & Information Event for new Agritourism Monitor Farmers

Two farming families are being sought to become Scotland's next agritourism monitor farmers.

If you're interested in finding out more, the new agritourism monitor farm programme will launch at Briarlands Farm, Blairdrummond, by Stirling on 28 January from 3 to 6pm. Anyone with an interest in farming, rural tourism and food and drink is invited to the launch event.

Wester Ross - Business Leaflet Exchange Advertising Tourism (BLEAT)

This event is an opportunity for everyone to get the most up to date leaflets from activity providers, menus from cafes and restaurants all on one day in one place. Providing good information to visitors encourages them to stay in the area longer and improves their customer experiences leading to better reviews. It’s a Win Win.

This is a ‘Leaflet Exchange’, based on the Round about Gairloch event of previous years but a wider reach to encompass Wester Ross. Remember visitors to the area move in both directions south to north or vice versa.

A new report on traditional music and the economy in Argyll and Bute will be discussed at an event at Dunoon Burgh Hall on 17 January 2019.

The Traditional Music and the Rural Creative Economy in Argyll and Bute, Mapping Report 2018 report was written by Dr Simon McKerrell and Dr Jasmine Hornabrook, from Newcastle University’s International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS).

Get your business Brexit-ready

Help prepare your business for Brexit by joining Highlands and Islands Enterprise's free workshop.

Delivered by the Institute of Export and International Trade (IoE), it will cover the impact of Brexit on EU trade, along with the wider implications on exporting to the rest of the world.

You will also find out more about the support available for businesses and have the opportunity to ask specific questions related to the consequences of Brexit on your company.

Finnish LAG seeks partners for multiple projects

The Finnish LAG Aisapari is looking for cooperation partners across several projects.

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Scottish Rural Awards are delighted to announce the finalists in the fifth annual awards.

A set of 11 categories were open for nominations between July and October, with over 250 made nominations in total.

In this article from the Scottish Islands Federation you can find out more about the organisation and its work.

The Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray were among the winners in this year's SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.

The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) recently hosted a visit from a group of Estonian farmers and academics which saw them visiting projects and businesses across western and central Scotland, including Mull.

The SRN put together a programme of visits for the group based on their interests, predominantly sheep farming and slaughterhouses, as the group are in the process of setting up an abattoir on the Estonian island of Muhu.