Highland Council

Eigg Residential for Women: A Retreat on the Island of Powerful Women


This residential weekend will bring a group of Highland women to the Isle of Eigg to be inspired, stimulated and moved to action. Workshop leaders will help you feel relaxed, creative and confident.

Saturday’s day long workshop will look at significant life events and how they have shaped you as women. You’ll be guided to explore the topic through discussion, writing and art in a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you can experiment freely - the process being more important than an end product.

Gaining Ground event

Do you want to provide opportunities for people to benefit from experiences working with the land and animals?

Join the Gaining Ground project for lunch and networking at Glachbeg Croft.

Providers and support organisations will share their knowledge and experiences, plus a tour of Glachbeg Croft and group discussions.

Funded by Highland LEADER and Moray LEADER, Gaining Ground will run until May 2020 and is aimed at crofters and smallholders in Highland and Moray.

Women in Crofting

Would you be interested in a Women in Crofting network?

The Scottish Crofting Federation will be holding an informal meeting on Thursday 30 May at the Spectrum Centre, Inverness 12.30-14.30 to look at this.

The aim is that this initial meeting will establish the purpose and format of the group and what the group would like to achieve, for example, training, support, study trips etc.

Tea and Coffee will be available. Please bring lunch.

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.