Biodiversity and alternative food products

Increasing biodiversity of both the farm environment and what it produces, is seen as one of the ways in which farming businesses can remain sustainable in the future.

We’ll watch video footage from some Scottish businesses that are farming in a way that has increased biodiversity on their farm. These business owners will also join us as part of our panel.

Tyne Esk LEADER has been assisting eight previous applicants with Covid recovery funding which, for many, has proved a vital lifeline. 

Are you a farmer or crofter considering diversification but not sure where to start? Are you in the tourism, hospitality or the food and drink business and keen to benefit from the growth of agritourism in Scotland? Or just curious to find out more?

Growing your rural business

Being your own boss can be a challenge at any time, however if you are setting up a business or are in business in a rural area then this brings with it a range of additional factors to consider. 

Join in the webinar with Business Gateway to look at:

The first ever Island Innovation Awards have been launched to recognise individuals, organisations and technologies driving positive change for remote and island communities globally.

Launched in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, the awards will be judged by a high profile jury. The focus of the awards will be on sharing the how of success from the winners, so other communities may benefit.

Book your free place today at an Outdoors Scotland Tourism Strategy Regional Workshop – come along, have your say and get involved in how Outdoors Tourism is developed in Scotland.

Opportunities to meet world leaders and climate activists.

A further £35,000 funding from the Scottish Government will increase the reach of initiatives from ReNew the World who organise events to meet world leaders and climate activists.

HIE’s Innovate Your Business service aims to help SMEs in the Highlands and Islands make changes to improve their business.

Climate Emergency Training

Helping young people tackle climate change

With extreme weather events in the news almost daily and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) happening in Scotland in November 2021, it has never been more important to provide opportunities for our young people to talk and learn about climate change.