Dozens of projects given millions in investment

More than £1.3 million was given to Shetland businesses through Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) over the last year, according to its area manager.

Across the 2022-23 financial year, 39 projects received a share of £1.39 million of funding approved by HIE.

Ness Engineering received £86,625 to enable the company to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly services for its clients, including green welfare units and generators for large-scale projects.

The Shetland Oyster Company received almost £25,000 towards costs of its depuration and despatch centre, a key step in getting the company market ready.

HIE’s Shetland manager Katrina Wiseman said the organisation had “broadened” its reach to more smaller and remote communities.

She added: “This has given us the chance to build new relationships and enhance our understanding of the unique ambitions and challenges of these organisations.”


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  • Bill Henderson

    • April 28th, 2023 22:50

    Erm… £1.3 million divided among 39 projects amounts to …. sweety money. Averages £33k each company. Yes, sufficient for a new take-away perhaps, but nothing like sufficient for a new way to do business.


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