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Council leader showcases investment opportunities in the Highlands at global event

Highland Council Leader Highlights Investment Potential at UKREiiF Event in Leeds

The Highland Council leader, Raymond Bremner, recently showcased the vast investment potential of the region at the UK Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) in Leeds. Bremner, along with Allan Maguire, the head of development & regeneration at Highland Council, highlighted various investment opportunities across Highland, including the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport, renewables, hydrogen, tourism, the space industry, and culture.

One of the key areas of focus was Caithness and Sutherland, Bremner’s home region, which already generates a significant amount of energy and has ambitious plans for expansion in the renewable energy sector. The region is set to become a hub for space exploration with the launch of vertical satellites from the Sutherland Space Port in 2024.

Bremner emphasized the Highlands’ potential as a green energy powerhouse and urged investors to seize the opportunity to invest in the region’s natural resources. He also highlighted the work being done by The Highland Council to support the delivery of the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport, a project that has the potential to create thousands of well-paid and secure jobs.

In addition to the focus on green energy, Bremner also spoke about the region’s thriving tourism industry, which generates over £1.6bn in direct spend each year and employs 25,000 people. The upcoming opening of the refurbished Inverness Castle is expected to further attract visitors to the city and act as a gateway to explore the rest of the region.

Overall, Bremner’s presentation at the UKREiiF highlighted the Highlands as one of Europe’s best places to invest, with a strong focus on green energy, tourism, and infrastructure development. Investors looking for opportunities in these sectors should keep an eye on the developments in the Highland region.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as financial advice. The content is based on general research and may not be accurate, reliable, or up-to-date. Before making any financial decisions, it is recommended to consult with a professional financial advisor or conduct thorough research to verify the accuracy of the information presented. The author and publisher disclaim any liability for any financial losses or damages incurred as a result of relying on the information provided in this article. Readers are encouraged to independently verify the facts and information before making any financial decisions.

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