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Business in Scotland

World-leading innovation, talent, a supportive business environment, and enviable quality of life make Scotland the perfect place to grow your business. Global companies such as JP Morgan, GSK and Amazon, as well as fast-growing startups, have chosen Scotland. Find out why you should too.

Why Scotland?

Find out why Scotland is the perfect place to locate your business.

  • Sustainable economy

    Learn more about Scotland's core values that underpin its diverse and sustainable economy, and why it could be the perfect place for your business.

  • Cost of doing business

    The latest reports show it’s less expensive to live and work in Scotland than cities like London, Zurich, Paris and Dublin.

  • Innovation in Scotland

    Scotland is a great place for research and development. It's home to creative thinkers, world class universities, innovation centres of excellence and widely available funding and support.

  • People, skills and recruitment

    From traditional industries to the latest in digital and tech, Scotland’s people have the skills you need to help grow your business.

  • Infrastructure and connectivity

    Scotland is well connected to the rest of the world with excellent transport links and our commitment to digital connectivity. 

Opportunities to grow

Explore opportunities to grow your business or develop your career in Scotland across a range of industries and locations. 

  • Find your industry

    Explore opportunities across Scotland's diverse and growing industries - such as renewable energy, digital and technology, health and life sciences, and food and drink.

  • Work in Scotland

    Take your career to the next level in Scotland. Check our practical information about visas, working practices and benefits.

  • Locations for your business

    Looking for a new commercial property for your business? Explore what Scotland has to offer, from existing properties, development land and purpose-built business parks. 

How we can help

Learn more about how we can help you to set up and expand your business in Scotland.

  • Financial and tax incentives

    Businesses operating in Scotland have access to a wide range of Scottish, UK and European funding, plus a range of tax relief schemes. 

  • Setting up your business

    Find practical guidance on setting up a business in Scotland, including information on taxes, insurance, immigration and more.

  • Expand and scale your business

    Scotland is a great place to grow and scale your business. You'll have access to all the support you need, including funding, R&D, a skilled and talented workforce, events, networks and more. 

How to set up a company in Scotland

When you set up a business in Scotland, you'll need to consider which company structure to use. It's important you choose the right structure for your business.

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