Situated in a historic location in the heart of Scotland, in the centre of the top performing region for Foreign Direct Investment outside of London (EY 2020), Stirling delivers unrivalled global connectivity at a highly competitive cost.

With direct access to international markets, it is a place for growth with a culture of world-class innovation in aquaculture, big data, financial technologies, sport, digital health, dairy and construction.

The University of Stirling is recognised for its world-class research and is the top university in Scotland for employability, with almost 97 per cent of graduates reaching a positive destination, including employment and further study (HESA, 2016).

Stirling is also home to Forth Valley College’s main campus, with around 20,000 students and an impressive reputation for industry engagement. The college and university create a diverse and talented home-grown workforce.

Stirling has a strong local economy, with highly developed financial services, tourism and food and drink sectors, supported by a rapidly emerging digital technology sector. Stirling’s quality as a business location is testified to by the presence of major businesses such as Codebase, Superglass, Capita, Prudential, HSBC, IFDS, Iberico, and Graham’s Dairy.

With its unique mix of rural and urban areas, Stirling offers an exceptional quality of life in the UK’s most affordable city, making it a highly desirable location for employers and employees alike.

Stirling was ranked as Scotland's most affordable city for the sixth consecutive year in a 2019 report by Lloyds Bank

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Steven MacDonald,
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