Science and Innovation
Hydro Ness (Credit: Airborne Lens)
In the Highlands and Islands, the links between the landscape and innovation are strong. From dams to canals, and from energy hubs to fishing ports, environment and development are intertwined.
Today, whether it is pioneering thinking in peatland restoration, wind and wave power, or rural health care, the Highlands and Islands continues to build on its heritage of cutting-edge science and innovation. With opportunities to explore bold new conservation projects and new energy generation alongside long-standing industries such as fishing, there is a world of big endeavour to experience here – in a big land where travel itself has been hard-won by road, rail and ferry.
EXPLORE THE SPIRIT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Assynt (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Nature 4 Health walk at the Caledonian Canal, Inverness (Credit: Nature 4 Health/Stephen Wiseman)
Stromness, Orkney Isles (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Hydro Ness, Inverness (Credit: Airborne Lens)
The MV Leirna at Lerwick, Shetland Isles (Credit: Airborne Lens)
North Uist, Outer Hebrides (Credit: Airborne Lens)
Laggan Locks on the Caledonian Canal. (Credit: Visit Scotland/ Luigi di Pasquale)