A record-breaking place to invest

Scotland continues to be the UK's most attractive location for foreign direct investment outside London. If you're looking for a new home for your business, Scotland is the place to be.

3 cities in the UK top 10

Scotland has 3 cities represented in the UK top 10 locations for investment

Highest financial services investment

Scotland is second only to London for financial services investment

Top sectors for FDI projects

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

Source: EY Attractiveness Survey 2019

Photo: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Our people and skills

Scotland's got talent. Our skilled people can help take your business to the next level.

Marty the Robot, by Robotical. Taken at Robotical offices, Marchmont, Edinburgh

Financial and tax incentives

We can provide the financial support you need to make your project come alive.

Locations for your business

Find the right location for your business in Scotland and negotiate your lease.

Accessing Talent

Recruiting the right staff is crucial for any business looking to set up in Scotland. We can help you access the talent you need to succeed.

Scotland is open to you

How will Brexit affect investment and trade with Scotland? Regardless of the outcome of Brexit, EU policy and regulation will continue to shape our future business environment. We’re actively engaged in European networks and continue to strengthen our relationships in EU markets, backed by partners, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, our international networks and innovation hubs.

We’re open to sharing our learning and expertise to support policy and funding developments that will create opportunities for businesses, universities, colleges and communities across Scotland.

We’re also supporting Scotland’s enterprise and skills agencies to help businesses, whether based in Scotland or setting up operations here, to actively develop and implement their own Brexit plans. This means building resilience and supporting investment in people, technology and markets that will pay dividends longer term.

Latest updates in Scotland

Global banking giant Barclays chooses Scotland for state-of-the-art campus
An R&D grant has helped make Scotland perfectly made-to-measure for Previse
Scotland is yet again the UK's most successful location for FDI outside London
Why California-based satellite data specialist Spire chose to set up in Scotland

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

If you have any questions or want to talk with one of our advisers, we’re always ready to help.