A Region Transformed – Experience the story of how one of Europe’s most remote regions has transformed its economic fortunes

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The session, delivered on behalf of Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) traces the historical, social, and cultural background which led to the regions’ economic decline and mass emigration. Hear how successive Governments have used infrastructure investment, including the Caledonian Canal,  to try to solve a series of challenges and how, finally, a model was put in place which halted and reversed the decline of the preceding 250 years.

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