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MSP slams budget that could mean end of HIE

A £7.5 million budget cut for Highlands and Islands Enterprise is ‘further evidence that the SNP government plans to strip HIE altogether’, said MSP Rhoda Grant.

The Scottish Government has allocated the agency, which is currently in the process of having its board centralised, £67 million for 2017.

Ms Grant said: ‘Not content with trying to dismantle Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) board, the Scottish Government is now cutting the budget to this important organisation.

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