The Highlands
The Natural Place To Do Business


The Highlands offer a wealth of opportunities to individuals and businesses alike. The area is home to many forward thinking and innovative businesses as well as to a highly skilled and motivated workforce, all set in one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty on the planet.

Enterprising Highland acts as a portal for information on enterprise activity in the Highlands of Scotland.  It has been developed as part of the activities of the Highland Economic Forum which is a collaboration between public and private sector organisations in the area.

A vibrant and diverse region, Highland has many opportunities to offer both families and businesses.


Highland is an attractive proposition for investors. Already an established region for exciting and cutting edge businesses, Highland is continuing to grow, with a number of exciting projects underway including:-

Information on future opportunities to invest in the area can be found throughout the Enterprising Highland website.


An expanding airport close to Inverness with both national and international flights keep the Highlands well connected with both the rest of the UK and Europe. Ongoing significant investment in infrastructure has improved digital connectivity which is enabling many new and exciting initiatives.


Inverness enjoys the lowest pollution of all the UK's cities and businesses across the region are striving to reduce their impact on the stunning natural environment enjoyed in the Highlands. The Highland Council's Carbon Clever Initiative  aims to create a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands by 2025.  The far north of Scotland remains some of the most unspoiled landscape in the UK and is a haven for wild and sea life.


The Highland region can offer one of the most knowledgeable and experienced workforces in Scotland. A number of research and educational facilities, mainly centred in the University of the Highlands and Islands  and its partners, support the commitment to lifelong learning. Business support on opportunities and issues from funding to legislation can be readily obtained from one of many specialist agencies.

Business owners currently operating in the region can benefit from this site through its business section which provides advice and guidance on a range of topics including on support and funding.


Families can experience an excellent quality of life throughout Highland in stunning surroundings. First class education and healthcare facilities are in place, with no shortage of recreational activities, restaurants, arts venues and entertainment to ensure a healthy work / life balance.