Capital investment 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 outperforms 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 - National Manufacturing Institute Scotland CGI image

AMIDS - Glasgow

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

Buchanan Wharf aerial view, Glasgow riverside development

Buchanan Wharf Glasgow

Drum Property Group is progressing development of its prime city centre site in Glasgow - Buchanan Wharf.

Aerial image of the V&A Dundee.

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 International Business Gateway tram

Edinburgh West

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

AC by Marriott, Love Loan development - CGI of front elevation

Love Loan Glasgow

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

Aerial image of Magenta Business Park in Rutherglen to the south east of Glasgow.

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.

Aerial image of the Queen Street area in Aberdeen city centre, featuring Marsichal Square and Quad.

Queen Street Aberdeen

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

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Green investment

£3 billion of green investment opportunities in projects and cleantech companies coming on stream in Scotland by 2022


Our clear planning, reliable regulation, market-leading rates means Scotland's opportunities are open to you.

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