It has one of the best UK retail investment locations and is home to the UK’s newest university, the University of the Highlands and Islands. It also hosts Lifescan Scotland, the country’s largest life science business. Other key sectors include energy (both oil and gas and renewables sectors), tourism, construction, financial and business services as well as the public sector.

There are several developments underway which are bringing new opportunities such as the £100m Inverness Campus, the Inverness Airport Business Park and the City Deal with the Scottish and UK Governments, which sets out ambitions to unlock £1 billion of investment in skills and infrastructure for the city and wider region.

Inverness is also seeing significant investment in infrastructure connectivity from daily Heathrow and Amsterdam flights to the dualling of the A9 from Perth to Inverness.

Inverness has an abundance of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, with the Cairngorms National Park on its doorstep, which offers easy access to a vast range of outdoor pursuits as well as world renowned golf courses including Castle Stuart Golf Links, host of the 2016 Scottish Open.

Inverness is the fastest growing city in Scotland with a 15% growth in population since 2001


Michelle Hardie,
Economic Adviser

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