Real estate in Scotland

There's never been a better time to invest in Scotland. People want to live here and businesses are thriving here. We've built on our heritage of innovation, lowered our business rates to be the best in the UK and created a dedicated government team to support investors like you.

Solid returns for investors

Capital return is outperforming the rest of UK

*8.2% total return from capital and rental growth in Scotland compared with 5.9% in 2017.

£2.1bn FDI in real estate

**£2.1bn investment in Scottish property in 2019.

We're open to global investors

**56% share of spend on commercial property comes from overseas investors.

Source: *CBRE and **Knight Frank

Our economy is thriving

That means you have sustained demand for your spaces, world-class talent for your occupiers, and a strong pipeline for years to come.

Capital investment is a strategic priority. That's why the Scottish Government launched new co-investment catalysts, committed unprecedented public investment and put supportive regulatory and planning frameworks in place.

Investment-ready real estate projects

AMIDS - Glasgow

AMIDS, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland, is a unique 52 hectare greenfield site on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Barclays Glasgow Campus

Development has started on Barclays' new global fintech hub on the south bank of the River Clyde in the heart of Glasgow.

Dundee Waterfront

£1 billion transformation of Dundee Waterfront, in one of the world's most vibrant cities.

Edinburgh BioQuarter

£300m sought for groundbreaking site - one of the largest life sciences and medical research clusters in Europe.

Edinburgh Caledonia Film Studios

£200m state-of-the-art film studio complex to expand Scotland's creative industries.

Edinburgh West

Edinburgh International Business Gateway opportunity forms part of a strategic expansion to the West of the capital.

Love Loan Glasgow

£100 million mixed-use development opportunity in Glasgow city centre close to business, retail and leisure amenities.

Magenta, Clyde Gateway

Scotland's first green business park, offering city centre spec space at a third of the cost.

Perth Eco-Innovation Park

Placed to host and nurture smart logistics development, coupled with investment in clean energy and innovation technologies for urban living.

Queen Street Aberdeen

Mixed-used city centre redevelopment opportunity in a vibrant cultural quarter.

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