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Choose Scotland for trade and investment

Whether you’re looking to set up a business in Scotland or you’re an overseas buyer, we can help you find the solutions, products and services you need. In Scotland, health, happiness, equality and sustainability combine to create a dynamic business environment — making us the perfect choice for foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade.

Scotland — your perfect partner for:

Who we are and how we can help you

Scottish Development International is the international arm of Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s national and international economic development agency. We help businesses from around the world do business in or with Scotland. 

If you’re an overseas business looking to set up in Scotland or source Scottish products, services, or innovation, we can help.

Learn about us and the support we offer 

If you are a business based in Scotland looking for support in exporting goods or services to new markets, access exporting support from Scottish Enterprise.

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Scotland — a place full of business opportunities

Learn about Scottish opportunities and activities for you and your business. 

One-to-one support

Scottish Development International has more than 30 offices around the world with our staff ready to help you set up and grow your business in Scotland. A cost-effective home with the skills you need, along with opportunities to expand and further support to grow globally. You'll benefit from Scotland's welcoming business environment, diverse industries, vibrant cities and our stunning landscapes too. 

And, if you’re looking to buy quality goods or expertise from Scottish companies, whether it be digital expertise or high-quality food produce, we can help connect you to these opportunities. Scotland's long tradition of tech innovation is matched by our excellent infrastructure of suppliers, industries and networks, making us your natural trading partner.

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Why Scotland?

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