Invest for success in Scotland’s cities

February 20th 2017

Scotland’s thriving cities are open for foreign investment – and we are planning a calendar of events in 2017 to spread the word.

Scotland has long punched above its weight in attracting inward investment and the country’s seven cities are driving this growth. The EY Attractiveness Survey names Scotland the most attractive place in the UK to invest outside London and the quality of the propositions the Alliance is offering clearly highlights why.

Next month we will be at MIPIM (March 14-17) where we will be launching the latest edition of our Pitch Book which showcases £7.5 billion of strong investor-ready opportunities in residential, hotel and leisure, office and industrial sectors which are readily accessible to global investors. This selection highlights projects at differing stages of development and includes investor-ready projects, projects coming through the pipeline and projects at very early stages of development.

You can visit the Scottish Cities Alliance at MIPIM at stand P-1-E20 or join us for one of two offsite events we are planning.

We will be holding a Smart Cities Investor Breakfast on Wednesday 15th March which will be chaired by Mark Jenkinson, City Account Manager for London at Siemens, discussing how Scotland's cities are on track to become world-leading digital hubs. Email for more information or to book a place.

We are also holding an investor breakfast on Thursday 16th titles Investment in a changing Europe – opportunities in Scotland. You must register to attend this event at

The robust propositions available in Scotland’s cities span the full breadth of sectors from fintech, Private Rented Sector and digital technology to life sciences, creative industries and food and drink. The cities have a lot to offer investors. With a Smart Cities programme encompassing all of seven cities, they are on-track to be world-leading digital hubs, embracing new and emerging technologies.

Investment is critical to the ongoing success of the cities and their businesses and the cities are working with the Scottish Government to attract that vital international input.

Look out for our next events which will be announced soon.

For more information email or go to

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