Scotland is a major attraction for companies looking to invest in several types of development, particularly around golf and resort developments. Scottish tourism shows consistent and sustained growth, and it's predicted to continue, creating further growth opportunities in areas such as:

  • City hotels
  • Resorts
  • Spas and resort marinas
  • Cultural tourism

Scotland is setting the pace in the UK with regard to sustainable tourism development, attracting prestigious brands and providing an environment in which new concepts will flourish. While new tourism projects are planned or in progress, demand is outstripping supply and further developments are required.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) works in partnership with Scottish Development International (SDI), local councils and regional partners to develop propositions which are then taken to market to attract inward investment to the area.

In partnership with SDI, and working through account managers, we also provide a toolkit of support to help businesses with international trade. This support is for every stage of a business's international growth from researching and identifying target markets and working out a strategy, to accessing skilled managers and getting out into the market through exhibitions and trade missions.

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