Date lodged: 29 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment (a) it and (b) Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has made of the impact on the reputation of the Highlands and Islands of HIE hosting a free workshop to promote defence industries.
Answered by: Keith Brown 24 October 2017
HIE regularly holds workshops and other events that support local firms across its region to achieve and accelerate business growth. HIE would not routinely assess reputational risk attached to such events, and no assessment was made in this specific case.