Invest in Scotland. Invest in opportunity.

As Scotland’s trade and inward investment agency, we’re here to help businesses around the world discover what Scotland can do for them. Whether you’re looking to invest in, relocate to or trade with Scotland, we can help.

COVID-19 - How we’re supporting domestic and international businesses

As we witness the coronavirus pandemic impacting businesses, lives and communities around the world, Scotland remains open for business. Our hearts go out to all nations. While our global offices are currently closed to keep our staff safe, we’re working with businesses and investors in Scotland, helping them navigate the challenges ahead and safeguard jobs for a brighter better future. You can still connect with us through our usual digital and social channels.

Are you a business in Scotland needing help?

Go to the Find Business Support website

Are you an overseas business looking for suppliers in Scotland?

Find help on our trade pages

For trade and investment support, our international advisers are ready to help. 

Contact us or call us on +44 300 013 2734

Why Scotland?

Scotland offers exceptional opportunities for your business to grow, innovate and access new markets. We boast a highly talented and diverse workforce, generous funding for ambitious businesses and an excellent infrastructure of suppliers, industries and networks.

1st outside London

More overseas businesses chose Scotland than any other UK region outside London in 2019

3 cities in the UK’s top 10

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen all feature in the UK’s top 10 locations for FDI

Top choice for manufacturing

Machinery and equipment and agri-food sectors are leading the way for Scotland's FDI projects

Source: EY Attractiveness Survey 2020

Find your local SDI contact

With 30 offices around the world, our global teams are ideally placed to support you. They can answer your questions, arrange trade missions, help you get set up and more.

Scotland’s key sectors

From our famous whiskies and our world-renowned games industry to our thriving fintech hub and the UK’s first orbital spaceport, Scotland enjoys success in a huge variety of sectors.

How we can help

If you’re thinking of setting up in Scotland or trading with us, we can offer the support you need. We can help you access funding, find the right staff, make the right contacts and more.

Scotland’s place in Europe

While the future EU/UK relationship is still being negotiated, we’re dedicated to continuing our close relationships with EU countries and businesses, and welcoming those who choose to live and work here.

Businesses who invest in Scotland will continue to benefit from easy access to European markets, plus a diverse workforce of Scottish, European and global workers.

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