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Welcome to Scotland!

With valuable business opportunities and attractive investment returns, Scotland can provide the talent, innovation, financial and renewable resources to help your business prosper.

But don’t just take our word for it. We’ve been the most attractive location for inward investment in the UK outside of London since 2014, according to the latest EY attractiveness survey. The survey also found that the growth of FDI in Scotland was outpacing the rest of the UK and Europe.

As we move out of the coronavirus crisis, we’re focused on rebuilding Scotland’s economy in a way that supports its people and the transition towards a greener, net zero country.

We offer returns that outperform most of the UK, business-friendly government policies, and strong performance in key sectors like sustainability and health. It’s no surprise we’re such an attractive choice for today’s investors. 

We’re delighted to welcome you to our capital city, Edinburgh, which the EY survey ranked as the top city in the UK outside of London for FDI projects, with Glasgow and Aberdeen featuring within the top 10.

Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, famed for its mix of architecture, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 30 award-winning parks. The city has also been a thriving commercial hub for over 200 years. Today, it’s a fast-growing centre of commerce, culture and innovation.  

With its long-established financial services sector, flourishing technology sector and cutting-edge work in life sciences, it makes sense that the city is attracting global investors.

Recent analysis for the UK’s Digital Economy Council named Edinburgh as one the UK’s leading tech cities. But this success isn’t unique to our capital city. Research from Fintech Scotland, found that the number of fintech enterprises in Scotland increased by almost a third in 2021, with many international firms joining the sector.

With eight consecutive years of strong FDI performance, a talented workforce, a competitive cost-base, world-class academia and a supportive business environment, Scotland is the perfect location for your business.