HIE's purpose is to generate economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands, working with public and private sector partners in the area. We want the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.

In Orkney, HIE's office is located in Queen Street, Kirkwall.

A dedicated Orkney team works ffrom the Kirkwall office, maintaining close contact with the business community in general, and specific key sectors and businesses.

HIE provides advice and assistance to ambitious businesses and social enterprises and supports community development in Orkney 's more fragile areas.

Orkney Islands Council's Business Gateway and Economic Development departments are co-located with HIE at Queen Street.