The Highlands and Islands of Scotland


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Why invest in the Highlands and Islands?

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland is a magnet for progressive industries and innovative businesses, with landmark achievements in renewable energy, life sciences and marine biotechnology, and business services. These growing sectors, together with successful tourism, food and drink and creative industries, are helping to build and enrich the region's diverse economy.

It's the perfect place to do business

No matter what type of business you’re in, you’ll find that the Highlands and Islands is the perfect location to thrive. And, we can help you relocate or expand your business here with a range of business support and funding. Get in touch today to find out how.

The region has a lot to offer your business

Ideas flourish, businesses grow and people thrive

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A diverse range of sectors

Whether you're looking to invest, relocate or expand, take a look at the region's key sector opportunities.

Discover why these companies think it's the perfect place to do business

Peterson has a key role in the oil and gas industry in Shetland, including decommissioning. Currently, the Greenhead base is the only operational onshore decommissioning site in Scotland and has significant potential for further growth.

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Bergen Air Transport has helped improve transport links between two growing economic hubs, stimulating local business and opening fresh opportunities for tourism.

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BSW Timber Limited, established in 1848, is family owned and the largest sawmilling company in the UK, operating seven mills including the new world-class facility at Kilmallie Mill, near Fort William.

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Part of the global Grieg Seafood ASA, Norway, Grieg Seafood Hjaltland (GSH) is one of the UK’s largest farmed Atlantic salmon companies, and the largest in Shetland.

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You'll be in good company

Your business can thrive in the Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is a unique government agency in the UK, with a remit for both community and economic development. A private and public sector collaborative approach to the development of key industries has proved successful for the region’s strong economic growth and stability.

We can help you explore the opportunities to locate in the Highlands and Islands. If you are interested in locating to the region, expanding or launching your business, we can provide you with a full range of tailored support. You’ll have a dedicated team to work with you every step of the way, both before and after you’ve made the move. We’ll help you get your business up and running quickly, and build strong foundations for future growth.




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