Crafts, Fashion and Textiles suppport for Highlands & Islands and Moray Makers.


From the 1st November 2017 our contracts with Highlands & Islands Enterprise to deliver, through Emergents, the XpoNorth Craft, Fashion & Textiles and XpoNorth Writing & Publishing support will end.

Over the past three years we have had the great pleasure of working with some amazing businesses and wonderful creative people, it has been a privilege.

It is anticipated that support for creatives businesses will continue in some form through Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), to keep up to date with news please sign up for the XpoNorth ( and HIE ( newsletters.

Thank you to everyone we have worked with, hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.

Pamela Conacher, Peter Urpeth & Avril Souter
Emergents Creatives Community Interest Company Ltd


Keep in Touch

You can contact Emergents on [email protected] and keep up to date with our latest news and sector opportunities on


The work of XpoNorth Crafts, Fashion and Textiles through Emergents is funded by HIE (through European ERDF funds) and is a key part of HIE’s support strategy for the creative industries in the Highlands and Islands.    

You can download a PDF version of the HIE Creative Industries Strategy 2014 – 2019 here: HIE Creative Industries Strategy 2014 – 2019




Emergents support and nurture professional craft makers and fashion designers, from emerging to well established.