Locations for your business

Find the right location for your business in Scotland and negotiate your lease.

Scotland's cities among top 10 for investment

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen cities are all among the top ten cities in the UK for attracting international investment.

£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

Scottish Government commitments to City Region Deals

Scotland's Capital Investment Portfolio (PDF, 14MB)

Scotland's Enterprise Zones and business incentives

Being in Scotland means you’ll also benefit from business clusters – you can choose to locate your business in a specialised centre of excellence for your sector.

Our 16 Enterprise Zones (Areas) offer support to help you set up and expand, including simplified planning processes, financial incentives and business-ready infrastructures.

Find out about Scotland's Enterprise Areas and business incentives on the GOV.SCOT website


It’s easy to lease a property for your business in Scotland. Find out what to consider and how a solicitor can help.

Leasing practices in Scotland

Leasing practises in Scotland are based on UK land laws. As a business, you need to consider:

  • The length of your lease
  • Any rent-free periods
  • Rental cost reviews that change the rate
  • Insurance and repairs
  • Additional costs such as Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Business rates, which are set by the local authority

Get advice

It’s important you understand the terms of leasing a property for your business. A solicitor knows the local commercial property market and can help you navigate the legal complexities of negotiating a lease.

Find a solicitor from the Law Society of Scotland

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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.

Key Sectors

Take a look at the key opportunities across our industry sectors that will give you the best return on your investment.

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