North Sea rig

At the heart of a global industry

When oil and gas industry leaders need skilled suppliers and contractors they look to Scotland.

Our global reputation

5 ReasonsTo invest in Scotland

Sectors in Scotland

Scotland’s strengths in attracting investment lie in our natural resources, entrepreneurialism and, of course, our people.

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    Aerospace, defence and marine

    Scotland has a long history of excellence in aerospace, defence and marine and today accounts for 10% of the UK industry. Little wonder we've attracted so many global companies.

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    Business services and BPO

    Excellent staff, competitive costs and a modern infrastructure make Scotland the natural location for business services and BPO companies.

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    Chemical sciences

    With exports of £4.5 billion a year, Scotland's chemical sciences sector is thriving. We can help you invest.

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    Creative industries

    From the fastest selling computer game in history to one of Europe's most advanced digital 3D animation studios, Scotland provides a dynamic environment for the creative industries.

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    Financial services

    Our great workforce and fantastic business environment combine to make investing in Scotland the perfect choice for financial services firms.

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    Life sciences and biotech

    From clinical research to commercialisation, consider Scotland your home from home to do business in Europe and beyond.

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    Oil and gas

    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.

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    Renewables

    Scotland is making history and already home to some groundbreaking renewables projects. Be part of it.

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    Technology

    Invest in Scotland to get direct access to a pool of talented graduates in technology and engineering.

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    Textiles

    Scotland's textiles sector has a proud heritage and an enduring place on the world's fashion stage.

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    Tourism

    Scotland's lively cities, stunning coastline and beautiful countryside attract visitors from all around the world, not to mention its food and drink, history, and acknowledged position as the home of golf.

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Low tax rates on profits from commercialising patents

Our commitment to innovation includes funding, tax incentives and collaborations with Scotland's world-leading university sector

Innovation in Scotland

Born innovative, born global

Lena Wilson, CEO of Scottish Enterprise, celebrates great Scottish innovations and Scotland's ongoing impact on the world stage.

Scotland's trading traditions

Trade with Scotland

Lena Wilson, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise at the Commonwealth Games Business Conference