Scotland has industry leading capabilities in financial services and technology solutions
In 2014, Scotland was the top ranked UK region for foreign direct investment outside London.
(Ernst & Young's 2015 UK Attractiveness Survey
Scotland's 19 higher education institutes work with over 26,000 companies every year to turn R&D into new products.
A strong reputation
Ranked 15th in 2012's Anholt–GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, our international reputation outstrips many similar-sized nations.
(Anholt–GfK Roper Nation Brands Index
Scotland has more business angel investment per head of population than any other country in Europe.
(Mobius Life Sciences UK Life Science Start-up report 2012
Five Scottish universities feature in the world's top 200 - outperforming most similar-sized countries.
(Times Higher Education World University Ranking Index 2013
Businesses across a range of sectors choose to locate here to benefit from the opportunities a connected Scotland offers.
Skilled staff, competitive costs and a modern infrastructure make Scotland the natural location for business services and BPO companies.
Invest in Scotland to get direct access to a pool of talented graduates in technology and engineering.
Scotland has a long history of excellence in aerospace, defence and marine and today accounts for 10% of the UK industry.
With exports of £4.5 billion a year, Scotland's chemical sciences sector is thriving
Home of the fastest selling computer game in history, Scotland provides a dynamic environment for the creative industries.
Our skilled workforce and secure business environment make investing in Scotland the perfect choice for financial services firms.
From clinical research to commercialisation, consider Scotland your home from home to do business in Europe and beyond.
With investment in North Sea's oil and gas at a 30-year high now's the time to tap Scotland's global skills and expertise.
Scotland is already home to some groundbreaking renewables projects. Make your company part of it.
Scotland's textiles sector has a proud heritage and an enduring place on the world's fashion stage.
Scotland's lively cities, stunning coastline and beautiful countryside attract visitors from all around the world.
Access a high standard of living, a talented and educated workforce, and substantial European markets through our five international airports
Connect with Scotland
Whether you're looking for innovation or tradition, you'll find Scotland a very rewarding country to do business with.
With 19 Higher Education institutes, Scotland has the highest concentration of universities in Europe.
Welcome to unspoilt landscapes, fertile land and clean air. Scotland is blessed with some of the best natural produce in the world.
By finding trade partners in Scotland you'll have access to skills, expertise and technology that help drive the global oil & gas industry.
Across wind, wave and tidal power, we can help you find unbeatable locations, suppliers and partnerships.
Textiles buyers can source the finest cashmere, tartans and tweeds for fashion or interiors, or pioneering performance and medical fabrics.