For general information see information requirements and assistance available form HMRC at https://www.gov.uk and especially the link there to business and self employed.
For local opportunities to study accountancy and taxation look at the University of the Highlands and Islands site at http://www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk..
The following sites will be of interest for those small businesses seeking business support:
http://www.scottish-enterprise.com that includes general information on starting, funding, and growing your business; more specific to the Highland area,
http://www.hie.co.uk provides similar information on HIE, with useful main links to Business Support and Regional Information.
The former allows drill down to specialist areas on: Start Your Business; Funding ;Entrepreneurship,
along with other themes.
The Start Your Business area links to the Business Gateway, which can be accessed directly at: http://www.bgateway.com (click on local offices and select Highland for local information.).
Another useful site is that of Highland Opportunity Limited, the business support arm of Highland Council, at http://www.highland-opportunity.com
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