Business in Scotland

Why invest in Scotland? World-leading innovation, talented people, a supportive business environment and enviable quality of life make Scotland the perfect place to grow your business. Global companies such as JP Morgan, GSK and Amazon, as well as fast-growing startups, have chosen Scotland. Find out why you should too.

Investment opportunities

Looking for investment projects and scaling companies that will deliver a sustainable future and strong commercial return? There's never been a better time to invest in Scotland.

Sustainable economy

Learn more about Scotland's core values underpinning a diverse and sustainable economy and why it could be the perfect place for your business.


From our creative thinkers to our innovation centres and funding for innovation, Scotland is a great place for companies working on research and development projects.

Setting up your business

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

Cost of living in Scotland

Scotland is a great place to locate your business – and latest reports show it’s less expensive to live and work in Scotland than cities like London, Zurich, Paris and Dublin.

People, skills and recruitment

Companies working in Scotland benefit from our exceptionally talented workforce. In fact, over 50% of our workforce have higher education. 

Infrastructure and connectivity

Scotland is well connected to the rest of the world, whether through our excellent transport links or our commitment to digital connectivity. 

Financial and tax incentives

As a business operating in Scotland, you'll have access to a wide range of Scottish, UK and European funding, plus a range of tax relief schemes. 

Exporting and access to markets

Scotland provides a convenient base for your company and is well connected for business travel.

Expand your business in Scotland

Scotland is a great place to grow your business. You'll have access to all the support you need, including funding, events, networks and more. 

Got a question about setting up business or investment opportunities in Scotland? We’re ready to help.