Business Gateway Western Isles

Whether you are starting or growing a business, we provide access to a range of business support services.

By assisting new and developing businesses, we can contribute to the Outer Hebrides economy by offering the following:

  • A range of free seminars and workshops - from pre-start, informal sessions to specific skills events covering marketing, finance and ecommerce. These are held at local venues in the Outer Hebrides and also provide you with the chance to network with like-minded people.
  • A network of business advisers who have a broad range of experience and expertise who can assist individuals during the critical start-up stage and advise existing businesses how they can reach their full potential. We are pleased to assist at any stage of your business plan and implementation.
  • Business Support - we deliver a variety of business support initiatives for new and existing businesses in the Outer Hebrides, for example access to finance. Further information can be found in the Business Support Section.

To access any of the above services or to find out more call 01851 822 775 or email

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Local information

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) offers a variety of initiatives which provide support for new start and existing businesses.

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