Highland Council

Business Opportunities in Canada

This event organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise will look at business oppportunities in Canada.

The UK exported £8.2 billion of goods and services to Canada in 2016, making it the UK’s eighth biggest export market outside the European Union. The UK is Canada’s seventh largest source of goods imports and second largest services trading partner.

Canada has a stable political environment and a strong record of economic growth. It offers opportunities for UK companies across all sectors.

Highlands & Islands Ecosystem for rural mental health and active healthy ageing meeting

The Scottish Rural Health Partnership and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have jointly accepted an invitation from the ECHAlliance to establish a new Ecosystem in the Highlands & Islands.

They're really excited by this fantastic opportunity to create a new permanent mutually beneficial partnership for the Highlands & Islands which will focus on rural mental health and active healthy ageing with the dual aim of improving the delivery of rural health and social care services, and providing economic benefits.

Public Meeting: Brexit & Moray with Richard Lochhead & Michael Russell MSP

Richard Lochhead MSP will host a public meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell, on what Brexit will mean for people and businesses in Moray. Scottish Rural Action will also launch their report into how Brexit could affect rural areas.

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. 

How to Plant Trees on Your Farm

A practical day event exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your land, including the chance to have a go at planting. Includes:

  • Visit to Tulluch Tea croft (225) to look at planting trees and hedges for better land management
  • Visit to Migdale Woods to find out how to get more out of the trees you have
  • Hands-on planting demonstration
  • Funding information from Forestry Commission Scotland and the Woodland Trust Scotland