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.

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 2018

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 digital

Digital and business services are leading the way for Scotland's FDI projects

Source: EY Attractiveness Survey 2019

Find your local SDI office

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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Latest updates from Scotland

A new alliance between Boeing and Scotland aims to double the company's supply chain and create 200 new jobs in Scotland.
Scotland's long tradition of tech innovation is stronger than ever, making it the place to be to do great things digitally.
See how Edinburgh St James will completely redefine retail-led mixed-use regeneration in the UK.
Digital asset and currency solutions firm joins Scotland’s thriving tech community.

Stay up to date with how businesses like yours are making the most of the opportunities, talent and support available in Scotland.

Your guide to setting up in Scotland (PDF, 1MB)