Sports and outdoor companies in Scotland

Discover Scottish sports and outdoor companies that are changing the game with their product innovations – from weatherproof wearables to award-winning tech.

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Our vast landscapes, volatile weather and varied terrain make Scotland the perfect place to inspire, produce, and test the best sportswear and equipment.

Innovation

Scottish innovative sports and outdoor companies draw inspiration from Scotland's stunning landscapes and diverse environments.

Ideal test environment

Scotland’s expansive mix of terrain makes it the perfect place for product research and testing.

Sustainable style

Sustainability is front of mind in the production of Scottish sports and outdoor products.

Innovation inspired by experience

Scottish companies understand the challenges of the great outdoors

With many indoor leisure activities cancelled due to the pandemic, many people have turned to the outdoors to provide a sense of calm, normality, and purpose. Getting out in nature and appreciating our outdoor spaces has been a welcome respite for many and has seen the sports and outdoor industry thrive.

Scotland is packed with an expansive mix of terrain for its size. From distance hiking to mountain biking, wild swimming to winter skiing, the range of outdoor activities that the Scottish landscape lends itself to is unique. So, naturally, our sports and outdoor industry is too.

Benefits of buying from Scottish sports and outdoor companies 

Innovation

Developing new and exciting products has always come naturally to Scottish companies. Vango’s iconic 1967 Force Ten tent, revolutionised camping in the variable British weather and the new Shot Scope is an advanced GPS watch that automatically tracks every shot you hit on the golf course.

Performance

Scotland’s sporting traditions are recognised worldwide and Scotland is home of many sports such as golf, curling, rugby 7s and, of course, our iconic Highland Games. So, it’s no surprise that Scottish companies continue to drive innovation in clothes and equipment for sport and outdoor activities.

Sustainability

With a fundamental connection to the land around them, Scottish companies continue to be environmentally conscious. As such, sustainability is front of mind in the production of Scottish sports and outdoor products and materials. For example, outdoor specialists Highlander are making synthetic insulation from 100% recycled bottles and ensuring their insulated jackets are animal-free.

Successful Scottish sports and outdoor companies

Keela

Keela was founded on the East Coast of Scotland, the perfect place to innovate and test outdoor garments for the changeable British weather. With its headquarters located in Glenrothes, it continues to provide UK-led garment designs.

Keela has focussed on innovation, quality and technology of materials for over 25 years. It supplies to a range of emergency services from the police to mountain rescue teams and continue to develop cutting-edge concepts for outdoor clothing.

Shot Scope

Shot Scope is an Edinburgh-based sports technology company offering a wide range of performance tracking golf GPS watches, which help with on-course strategy to lower scores and handicaps. Every member of the Shot Scope team is an avid golfer, enabling it to offer expert care, quality advice and innovative products. Unlike many other GPS companies who buy their mapping data from 3rd parties, Shot Scope's in-house team map and quality check every course.

Trespass

First established in Glasgow in the late 1930s, Trespass is now one of the UK’s most successful outdoor clothing retailers. It boasts many stores across the UK and in mainland Europe as well as a network of wholesale clients across the world and a thriving ecommerce website.

Trespass has designed a wide range of award-winning fabric technology, including Tres-tex, DuoSkin and Sympatex that has seen it as the chosen sponsors for the Commonwealth Games, The Ski and Snowboard show, among many others.

Find sports and outdoor companies

Explore these trade directories and industry bodies:

Sports and entertainment Scotland 

Sport Scotland 

Scotland directory - outdoors 

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