Aerospace, defence and marine sectors in Scotland
Scotland has a long history of excellence in aerospace, defence and marine and today accounts for ten percent of the UK industry. Over 800 aerospace, defence and marine companies are based in Scotland and the industry employs nearly 40,000 staff.
In recent years, mergers and takeovers have created a group of multi million pound companies who now totally dominate the market. That said, a large proportion of smaller, indigenous companies operate in Scotland, alongside several of the major global players who have chosen to locate here.
A high standard of industry training takes place in Scotland, meaning that Scotland’s workforce tend to be highly skilled. This, combined with our proud heritage and strong reputation in innovation and engineering, underpin the strength of the Scottish industry.
Scotland is strong in all areas of Aerospace, Defence and Marine.
Key sectors include:
• Repair and overhaul
• Manufacturing and Design
We're able to offer you financial support and advice specific to your sector as well as access to specialist expertise. We’re committed to strengthening the Scottish Aerospace, defence and marine industry and whether you're interested in exporting to international markets or investing in Scotland, we're here to help.