Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust buys secondary school site for new homes

The communities of Tomintoul and Glenlivet took a huge step towards realising their aspirations for community-owned housing last week with the purchase of the site of the former secondary school in Tomintoul.

Published 2 December 2020

Hebridean Housing Partnership secures Scottish Government funding

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has secured funding from the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund thanks to Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Published 23 June 2020

Fund helps Applecross community address impacts of coronavirus

The Applecross community in Wester Ross has been working together to deliver essential services to residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 June 2020

Funding secured for ‘much-needed’ affordable island homes on Colonsay

A community development company has completed the purchase of land to provide affordable homes on the island of Colonsay.

Published 20 May 2020

Councils across Highlands and Islands back Scottish Government policy to boost repopulation

Council leaders and key organisations across the Highlands and Islands have agreed to work with the Scottish Government to tackle population decline.

Published 30 October 2019

Highland and Islands to receive £3m funding boost for ultrafast broadband

Hundreds of additional homes in some of Scotland’s most rural areas will be able to access ‘full’ fibre direct to their homes thanks to extra funding of almost £3 million.

Published 25 October 2019

£30m low carbon funding to encourage renewable heating

A major fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure is now open for applications.

Published 23 September 2019

Outer Hebrides to receive ultra-fast broadband

Outer Hebrides communities now have access to new full fibre broadband networks.

Published 28 August 2019

Increasing numbers of young people want to live in Highlands and Islands

Efforts to attract and retain young people in the Highlands and Islands may be starting to have a positive effect, according to a new report.

Published 4 December 2018

Fair Isle celebrates 24 hours power for first time

A new renewable energy system on Fair Isle will go live today as the community celebrates reliable 24 hours power for the first time.

Published 12 October 2018

Views sought Orkney empty homes strategy

Orkney Islands Council is seeking views for its draft 'Empty Homes Strategy 2018-2023', which aims to sets out the ways in which the council can help Orkney's empty home owners to bring their properties back into use.

Published 4 October 2018

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches more Highlands and Islands homes

More fibre broadband has gone live across the Highlands and Islands thanks to the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out.

Published 27 October 2017

Report highlights importance of housing to Highlands and Islands development

Housing has a crucial role in supporting sustainable and inclusive economic and community development and population growth in all parts of the Highlands and Islands, according to a new report.

Published 12 October 2017

Tenants welcomed into affordable homes at empty Highland schoolhouse

A former schoolhouse in the Highlands that has lain empty for over five years has been transformed into two affordable dwellings thanks to an innovative funding package secured by the Coigach Community Development Company and The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).

Published 8 March 2017

Standard of living more costly in rural Scotland

The level of income required to afford a socially acceptable standard of living and to participate in society is ten to thirty per cent more expensive in remote rural Scotland than elsewhere in the UK, a new study has found.

Published 2 December 2016