Think you know Scotland?

Think again. 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.

What Scotland can do for you

For a greener, sustainable return on investment, Scotland has all the right credentials to set up and expand your business, innovate and access new markets...

Funding & tax incentives

Tax incentives, funding and financial support to set up and grow your business in Scotland. 

Diverse opportunities

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

Talented people

How to find the right talent, skills and training you need to grow your tech business.


Discover the innovative spirit which could set your company on the path to greatness in Scotland.

Transport and digital connectivity

Why Scotland's innovative ecosystem is brilliantly connected for data, community building and collaboration.

Market-ready real estate

Clear planning, reliable regulation, market-leading rates - find attractive commercial property investment opportunities.

Companies like yours are making big ideas a reality in Scotland

Find examples of Scottish companies doing smart things with data, digital and technology – developing intelligent, low carbon, sustainable solutions to help improve people’s lives and protect the planet... 

One-to-one support

All the help you need to set up in Scotland

We're Scottish Development International, Scotland's trade and inward investment agency, ready to help you access:

  • Talent and skills you need to grow your business
  • Financial support for your next big project
  • Connections to academia, suppliers and partners 
  • Property searches and professional advice
  • Market insight and guidance on the best opportunities
  • Ongoing training and staff development

Everything you need to grow your business and thrive in Scotland. 

More on ways we can support your business


Get in touch with our team

With a network of 30 international offices, you'll find a local Scottish Development International contact who can help you do business with Scotland. Whether that’s supporting your investment in Scotland, or helping you partner with Scottish companies.

We can also offer long-term support for your company through our dedicated account management service.

Find your local office

Call +44 300 013 2734

Your guide to setting up a business in Scotland (PDF, 1MB)

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