Highlands & Islands Ecosystem


The Scottish Rural Health Partnership (SRHP) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have jointly accepted an invitation from the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to establish a new Ecosystem in the Highlands & Islands.

We’re really excited by this fantastic opportunity to create a new permanent mutually beneficial partnership for the Highlands & Islands which will focus on rural mental health and active healthy ageing with the dual aim of improving the delivery of rural health and social care services, and providing economic benefits.

Our new Ecosystem had its inaugural meeting on the 26th of November in Inverness.

Our launch was part of Scottish Digital Health & Care Week activity 26-30 November 2018.

Scottish digital health week

The Ecosystem brings together a community of multi-sector stakeholders interested in developing and delivering a joint agenda around optimising peoples’ mental and physical wellbeing within a remote and rural setting. We’ll seek to collaborate, identify and address some of the key gaps/challenges, and ensure that we are ‘bid ready’ for opportunities as they arise.

An important benefit of working together in an ECHAlliance Ecosystem is the multiplier effect and collaborating in a large international network of ecosystems.

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Ecosystem Meeting

Monday 26 November 2018 - Launch Event.

Monday 25 February 2019 - #hellodigital, An Lochran, Inverness

Monday 13 May 2019 - Inverness College, Inverness


Highlands and Islands Ecosystem Partners:

Highlands and Islands Enterprise logoScottish Rural Health Partnership - Education | Innovation | Research | Communities

ECH Alliance

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To join the conversation

The Ecosystem is now on LinkedIn and we’ve created a private Group; Connect with us through Highlands & Islands Ecosystem for Rural Mental Health & Active Healthy Ageing LinkedIn Group.

The Group provides members the ability to opt into a social platform where they can communicate with each other.

You must first connect with Scottish Rural Health partnership;and then using the search for groups feature at the top of your Linkedin homepage for Highlands and Islands Ecosystem.

Once you're a group member, you can explore the latest conversations on the conversations page, start or participate actively in conversations and comment on workshop outputs.

Highlands & Islands Ecosystem for rural mental health & active healthy ageing LinkedIn page