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Forth Green Freeport

Scotland's Forth Green Freeport is a free trade and investment zone. Its strategic ports and development sites offer opportunities and benefits for businesses.

The Freeport spans a 45-kilometre-wide site in the Forth Estuary in the east of Scotland. It includes a range of development and investment opportunities.  

When you set up your business here, you’ll save time and money thanks to the package of customs and tax incentives available. You'll also benefit from major new investment in infrastructure, skills and innovation.

Forth Green Freeport highlights

Green growth corridor 

Strategic ports, logistics facilities and development locations along the shores of the Firth of Forth all create an attractive investment location for global investors. This is particularly true for those focused on new green technologies and renewable energy manufacturing.

Green Freeport benefits

Financial benefits for businesses based at the Freeport include:

  • Tax relief incentives
  • Enhanced capital allowances
  • Streamlined customs procedures
  • Duty-free import and export

Sustainable high-value manufacturing 

The Forth Green Freeport is emerging as a major player in innovative and sustainable high-value manufacturing.

By locating here, you'll benefit from a close collaboration between industry, academia and government that's enabling progress in advanced modular manufacturing and automation, industrial biotech, hydrogen production, carbon storage and distribution and pharmaceuticals. 

Offshore wind market

If you're based at the Green Freeport, you'll have easy access to Scotland's huge 45-gigawatt (GW) offshore wind market. You can also be part of a 20 to 30 year project pipeline, including:

  • ScotWind leasing – 30 GW across 20 sites with 19.3 GW of floating wind 
  • INTOG leasing – 5.4 GW of floating wind to decarbonise oil and gas infrastructure 

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A dynamic cluster of strategic ports and locations

Rosyth has a rich shipbuilding heritage and direct quayside access with exciting development opportunities. It’s home to: 

The Port of Rosyth, operated by Forth Portsopens in a new window, is a deepwater harbour, experienced in energy and infrastructure projects and is Scotland’s main agribulks hub.

It's an important fabrication base for the energy and shipbuilding sectors and is well connected to Scotland’s road and rail networks.   

Scarborough Muir Group'sopens in a new window Queensferry One development offers a new international and logistics hub situated within the heart of the Forth Green Freeport. Queensferry One is a 48-hectare site capable of delivering high-quality, flexible industrial and logistics space.

Forth Portsopens in a new window in Leith is Scotland’s largest enclosed deepwater port and is set to emerge as one of Scotland’s leading renewable energy hubs. It offers: 

  • Easy access to offshore wind projects
  • A 150-hectare site created specifically for offshore wind manufacturing
  • A marshalling and consolidation yard
  • An incubator space for supply chain companies to innovate and grow 

Forth Ports Burntisland is well placed to support the renewable energy manufacturing activities in the area. It has wet storage capabilities and the potential to assist with assembly, integration, operation and maintenance of offshore wind platforms.

Forth Ports Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest container port. It's a growing freight hub, with 70% of Scotland’s population within a one-hour drive.

Grangemouth is well-suited for sectors with high power, steam, and aqueous waste requirements. It's home to Calachemopens in a new window and INEOSopens in a new window, which have a longstanding presence in petrochemicals here and offer exciting opportunities in emerging industries including biofuels, hydrogen and carbon capture. 

Edinburgh Airportopens in a new window is Scotland’s busiest airport, with capabilities in warehousing and logistics. It’s also the country’s leading freight handling airport and largest airmail handler. 

Benefits of setting up at Forth Green Freeport

Strategic location

Forth Green Freeport is located at the centre of Scotland. With close proximity to the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Dunfermline, you'll benefit from easy access to both national and international markets.  

The prime location of the Forth Green Freeport also allows businesses to harness talent, knowledge and expertise across the length and breadth of Scotland. It provides the perfect environment for innovation and collaboration between industry and academia.

Access to talent

More than half of the Scottish population are within easy commuting distance and, when coupled with excellent local transport infrastructure, businesses like yours can access a vast potential workforce. 

You’ll benefit from proximity to universities and colleges and access to the Arrol Gibb Innovation Campus (AGIC) – which ensures you'll have a highly skilled talent pool to draw from both now and in the future.

Live and work

If you set up at the Forth Green Freeport, you'll find some of the best quality of life that Scotland has to offer. This ranges from the bustling and vibrant cities of both Edinburgh and Glasgow, to the beautiful scenery of Fife’s coastal villages. 

You'll be within easy reach of modern amenities, culture, entertainment and sporting activities, while still being able to access beautiful countryside and outdoor pursuits, making this an ideal place to live and work.   

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If you're thinking of setting up in Scotland and think Forth Green Freeport could be right for you, get in touch today to discuss what you're looking for.