Sector opportunities in Scotland

Whether you’re looking to invest, relocate, partner or expand in Scotland, take a look at the key opportunities across our industry sectors that will give you the best return on your investment.

Satellite in orbit


Historically, the world looked to Scotland for our trains and ships – now, with our dynamic and growing space sector, it’s our satellites.

Chemical sciences

Scotland's chemical sciences and industrial biotech sectors deliver sustainable solutions to every-day challenges from protecting crops to advancing healthcare.

Photo: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Food and drink

Scotland leads the way in Europe for food production, food manufacture, food and drink research and food technology.

Creative industries

Scotland's buzzing creative community is rich in talent helping drive innovation in areas such as animation, gaming, film, mobile, screen and digital content.

Financial services and fintech

Scotland is one of Europe's leading financial services and fintech centres and now internationally recognised as the UK's largest outside of London.

Global business services

Scotland’s global business services offer a stable, highly-skilled workforce, competitive costs, supportive business environment and easy access to key markets.

Life sciences and biotech

Scotland one of the largest life sciences clusters in Europe with over 700 life sciences organisations, employing more than 37,000 skilled workers.

Oil and gas

Scotland has a lot to offer investors across the oil and gas supply chain, from world-leading training facilities to innovative companies and expertise.

Aerial image taken at European Offshore Wind Development Centre, Aberdeen Bay.

Renewables and low carbon

Explore Scotland's renewables and low carbon opportunities backed by unrivalled support, a broad network of innovation, R&D and T&D facilities and financial incentives.

Technology and engineering

Discover Scotland's technology and engineering strengths across software development, data science, digital health, sensors and smart technologies.


Scottish textiles have an outstanding track record on the international stage backed by a rich heritage, unrivalled creativity, innovation and collaboration.


Business and leisure tourism development in Scotland is booming and it's now easier than ever to invest, set up operations and grow thanks to our support.

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