A community benefit society producing woolen yarns on a Hebridean island is to get £90,000 support to become to a trading social enterprise.
We asked the north MSPs why they didn't speak in favour of the government’s position and why they didn't support the Conservative motion. Here is what they said:
Tavish Scott: Has the SNP learned nothing from the botched centralisation of Scotland’s police forces?
A defeat in Parliamentary is a true test of any government.
The Scottish Government has suffered a bruising defeat in its plans to scrap the Highlands and Islands Enterprise board.
HIE is nothing short of vital for the Highlands and Islands. It is vital for the economy: by supporting new and existing businesses and social enterprises.
The Highland economy is strong - but it could be stronger. The task for the Scottish Government is to drive growth in productivity and the economy. Not as an end in itself but so that we have job opportunities, career progression and a steady income.
REVEALED: Key architect of original HIE plan stressed the need to retain “distinctive body” in the north
A key architect of the original plans for Highlands and Islands Enterprise emphasised the need to retain a "distinctive body" for the region, according to official papers released today.
A new £2.5 million programme to support entrepreneurship in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead.
Highlands and Islands employers have voiced support for continuing free movement of workers across the European Union (EU) in a new survey.
Highland Council has stated its resounding opposition to centralising the Highlands and Islands Enterprise board.
Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise is being sued for £25million amid allegations it breached state aid regulations.
Rhoda Grant: ‘Centralising HIE will be bad for the economy, social fabric of the Highlands and islands and, ultimately, Scotland’
The predecessor to Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the Highlands and Islands Development Board, was founded in response to a fragile economy and depopulation.
Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has thrown his weight behind the Press and Journal's campaign to keep Highlands and Islands Enterprise local.
Major refurbishment of a rural hotel in Sutherland has created new jobs and resulted in its busiest year yet.
Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott: "Could you furnish the committee - I don't expect today, but in writing - with a specific list of all the organisations and individuals who said that a central board was the right solution?"
Tavish Scott, Liberal Democrat MSP for Shetland, has thrown his weight behind the Press and Journal campaign.
Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael today called on SNP MPs and MSPs to back the Press and Journal's campaign to keep Highlands and Islands Enterprise local.
A family-run bagpipe manufacturer in Forres is blowing into international markets, with a set of pipes heading for New Zealand in time for Christmas.
More than 500 delegates are taking part in free workshops, seminars and other events during Argyll Enterprise Week in Oban this week.
The Highlands' largest private sector employer has reported a large slump in profits and turnover for the third year running.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will "continue to carry out" its functions - despite talk of a proposed merger.
Ambitious plans for a new £261,000 tourism development on the shore of Loch Linnhe that will create five new jobs in a rural area of Lochaber.
Leading academics from the UK, Europe and the USA will explore new research and business opportunities at an international marine science and technology summit in Argyll this week.
Confidence in Scotland's economic outlook among Highlands and Islands businesses has slumped since the Brexit vote, according to a new report.
The latest in drone technology is coming to Inverness.
A group of public agencies involved in the economic development of the Highlands and Islands and delivery of millions of pounds of EU structural funds has closed its office in the heart of the Brussels bureaucracy.
Businesses from the Inverness area took advantage of free advice on exporting when a government roadshow visited the city yesterday.
An "Internet of Things"(IoT) network, which enables devices to communicate with each other and their users is being used to ensure a new Inverness public building is managed as efficiently as possible.
The recruitment process for a new head of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) development agency is getting underway as chief executive Alex Paterson clears his desk for the final time today.
Five jobs have been created by a new business serving Caithness and Sutherland’s energy sector.
The organisers of the first Argyll Enterprise Week yesterday said a wide range of organisations had signed up to take part in the event.
New figures showing the increasing availability of superfast high speed broadband in and around Inverness were welcomed yesterday.