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The website of Highland Opportunity (Investments) Ltd is currently being re-developed.  This site is being maintained to help clients, old and new to be able to access current information and contacts.

Practical Support & Guidance for Start-up and Growing Businesses


Business Gateway Highland is part of the Scottish national service providing advice and support to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses to help them fulfil their business start-up and growth ambitions.


Business Advice


We have SEVEN local Business Gateway advisers across Highland. You can find your nearest adviser here.

These advisers can help you with:

All of these services are free of charge and are designed to help you learn new skills, create opportunities and develop strategies for a sustainable business. 

Our friendly, experienced and local advisers have extensive experience of helping start-up and existing businesses to grow and prosper. Find out how they could help you here

Recruitment Advice

We also have Recruitment Advisers across Highland who specialise in giving businesses comprehensive employment support. Find out more from your local Gateway Adviser.


Case studies

Since launching in 2009, over 4,300 small and medium sized businesses have benefitted from this support, and our workshops have attracted more than 5,400 attendees. The businesses supported range from Grantown-on-Spey’s first laundrette in 20 years, to the most northerly mainland port in Britain! 


Here are some examples of the businesses we've supported. You can also head to for more information. 


Start-up businesses
Business planning and marketing support for Archaeology North
Start-up and book-keeping courses help Fingers and Toes
Interactive tools and workshops assist Yonderton Canine Care
Business advice helps Building Blocks


Growth businesses
Business advice and trade fair attendance helps Lazy Daisy Glass
Specialist marketing and web adviser helps promote NorWest Sea Kayaking
Growth planning and marketing support for JADCOM


              Whatever your business or its needs, the best place to start is by calling Highland Council Business Gateway on;
01463 713889 or e-mail


Following a review by Highland Council all services offered by Highland Opportunity have been taken back in-house with this site maintained to provide access to infomation and contacts.
Highland Opportunity was the Enterprise Trust for the Highlands, formed in 1986. The accessible business finance and advice provided by an experienced, friendly, local staff continues to be provided by Highland Council. The vast majority of support is free of charge, and we have access to an extensive network of support throughout Scotland and Europe.