Locations and commercial property

Whether you’re looking for the right location to set up your business or a solid return on your capital investment, you'll find Scotland is one of Europe's top investment locations with its smart cities, enterprising business parks and prime real estate open to you.

Scotland's cities among top 10 for investment

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are all among the top ten cities in the UK for attracting international investment. Scottish Government commitments to City Region Deals include:

£500m Glasgow

£500m being contributed to Infrastructure Investment Fund over 20 years

£125m Aberdeen

£125m committed for 10-year deal to support investment and innovation infrastructure, plus £245m to deliver improved transport, digital and housing infrastructure

£300m Edinburgh and South-East Scotland

£300m being contributed over 15 years to deliver economic growth, particularly in innovation

£135m Inverness and Highland

£135m committed over 10 years to support economic growth in digital connectivity, skills, innovation and infrastructure

£45m Stirling and Clackmannanshire

£45m committed towards new economic infrastructure

£150m Tayside

£150 million committed over 10 to 15 years with a focus on inclusion, industry, innovation, and internationalisation

Enterprise Zones and business incentives

Being in Scotland means you’ll benefit from supportive business clusters and specialised centres of excellence for vibrant growing industries - life sciences, manufacturing, and low carbon/renewables. 

Our 16 Enterprise Zones (Areas) offer support to help you set up and expand, including:

  • Simplified planning processes
  • Financial incentives, such as business rate discounts or enhanced capital allowances
  • Business-ready infrastructures

Find out more on the GOV.SCOT website

Property investment opportunities 

Whether you’re a property investor or developer looking for your next project, or a business looking to build a property, office or manufacturing plant to your own requirements, we have investor opportunities ready for you.

Find commercial property investment opportunities

Finding a property to rent or buy

If you’d rather lease or buy an existing property, you’ll find lots of available spaces across our city and rural locations. If you decide to locate in Scotland, we can help you find the right space for your business.

You can also get support and advice from local solicitors who know the local commercial property market and can help you navigate the legal complexities of negotiating a lease or purchase.

Help to find a solicitor

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Setting up your business

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

Infrastructure and connectivity

Scotland has excellent transport links to the the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, as well offering a first-class digital infrastructure.

Financial and tax incentives

Funding and tax relief schemes are great ways to get new projects off the ground and attract new investors to help you grow.

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