Business in Scotland

Want to do business in Scotland? Here's everything you need to know.

Scottish economy

The Scottish economy is growing with key sectors enjoying rapid expansion.


From our innovative nature to our innovation centres and funding for innovation, Scotland is a great place for companies working on new and innovative projects.

Setting up your business

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

Cost of living in Scotland

Scotland is a great place to locate your business – and latest reports show it’s less expensive to live and work in Scotland than cities like London, Zurich, Paris and Dublin.

People, skills and recruitment

Companies working in Scotland benefit from our exceptionally talented workforce. In fact, over 50% of our workforce have higher education. 

Locations for your business

Scotland’s cities and regions are booming. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen cities are all among the top ten cities in the UK for attracting international investment.

Infrastructure and connectivity

Scotland is well connected to the rest of the world, whether through our excellent transport links or our commitment to digital connectivity. 

Financial and tax incentives

As a business operating in Scotland, you'll have access to a wide range of Scottish, UK and European funding, plus a range of tax relief schemes. 

Exporting and access to markets

Scotland provides a convenient base for your company and is well connected for business travel.

Expand your business in Scotland

Scotland is a great place to grow your business. You'll have access to all the support you need, including funding, events, networks and more. 

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