Highland Council

The Essentials of Exporting to the Nordics - Inverness

The essentials of exporting to the Nordics

Want to develop a successful business plan for cracking the Nordic market? Sign up for this information-packed seminar! Get valuable practical advice from key market experts from Scottish Development International, the Department for International Trade and GlobalScot, and hear first-hand experiences from a Highlands and Islands company that has successfully entered the market. Network with like-minded professionals who share your interest - and learn about potentially lucrative opportunities in Norway and Finland.

Democracy Matters - Inverness

The Local Governance Review team are inviting you to have your say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.

Find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team and discuss your views and ideas about how we can bring decision making to a community level. This is a free informal workshop style event.

Join them in Inverness for the latest in their programme of events across the country

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

The Scottish Rural Health Partnership (SRHP) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have jointly accepted an invitation from the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to establish a new Ecosystem in the Highlands & Islands.

SRHP are 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.

Access to Crofting Toolkit Course

An introduction to Scottish agriculture directly related to crofters and smallholders. Peer to peer support and a face-to-face training event with industry experts to give you a step up to starting out in crofting, taking on a croft or to
update your knowledge and develop your crofting business.

This highly acclaimed 2 day classroom-based course is designed specifically for new or aspiring crofters, successors, smallholders or anyone else interested in this traditional way of life.

Access to Crofting Toolkit Course

An introduction to Scottish agriculture directly related to crofters and smallholders. Peer to peer support and a face-to-face training event with industry experts to give you a step up to starting out in crofting, taking on a croft or to
update your knowledge and develop your crofting business.

This highly acclaimed 2 day classroom-based course is designed specifically for new or aspiring crofters, successors, smallholders or anyone else interested in this traditional way of life.

Amazon Rural Academy

Small businesses and entrepreneurs across rural Scotland will be able to access free practical advice on growing their businesses online, thanks to a new Amazon Academy programme for rural SMEs.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International are working in partnership with Amazon to bring the Academy north.

1130 Registration and networking

1200 Welcome – Martin Johnston, on behalf of HIE and SDI

  • Seminar live online

1205h Amazon Rural Academy Overview - James Salter, Amazon UK

Thunder in the Glens

The weekend sees over 60 trade stands supporting local charities and groups, H-D demo bike rides, Jeep demo drives, a custom bike show, Scottish Knights battle scenes and off road motorbike riding. It is now the largest Harley Davidson rally in the UK.

Rural Transport Convention

This event is being organised in partnership with Scottish Rural Network, Scottish Rural Action, Scottish Transport Scotland and JML Consulting to explore opportunities to collaboratively shape transport provision to meet the needs of rural communities and grow the rural economy, topics will include:

Day 1: Growing the rural economy

Butchery Skills Training

This Added Value Course which is kindly supported by The Princes’ Countryside Fund, aims to help you add value to your croft business by learning the basics of butchery using lamb and venison. Tutor Duncan Mackenzie will guide you through knife skills, de-boning and presentation of meat cuts. The course is ideal for absolute beginners and improvers. For details contact training@crofting.org

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