'We must hope that the Scottish Government’s new Addressing Depopulation Action Plan will lead the way in increasing co-operation and collaboration.'
We need it to really listen, and then, through its agencies, take direct positive action, says our columnist.
Whatever 2023 has been like for you, we all hope to start the next year on a high.
Shop locally where possible, and your money supports local families – owners and staff, says our columnist.
Our columnist says: Repair roads, complete the A9 dualling, improve and the Perth to Inverness railway line, and sort the west coast ferries!
Study finds half of Highlands and Islands businesses plan to grow over the next two years.
If you own a relevant business (self-catering, Airbnb etc), you must submit your Short-term Lets License (STL) application before October 1.
High streets and their futures have been much discussed in recent years, says our columnist.
This matters, for no government, public agency or institution can operate effectively without knowing the answer, says our columnist.
The local authority can be an enabler by investing comparatively small sums, says our columnist.
Opportunities and challenges faced by firms across the Highlands are different, says our columnist.
Changes like these are the last thing that small businesses need, says David Richardson of the FSB.
The success of Opportunity Cromarty Firth’s freeport bid is clearly wonderful news for the Inner Moray Firth and, hopefully, the wider Highlands.
Help for businesses today, means they can thrive and fully contribute tomorrow.
David Richardson, regional development manager at FSB, encourages people to put themselves forward for awards.
The Federation of Small Business development manager talks about the impact of uncertainty.
The events of the past 12 days have gripped the country, the Elizabethan age drawing to a sudden close and the dawning of the time of Charles III.
The Inverness Courier columnist discusses how Highland businesses are responding to current challenges.
Highland Council is now consulting on how best to invest its £9.4 million share of the UK government’s shared prosperity fund.
Businesses in the Highlands are hoping for a busy summer to keep them afloat.