Made in Scotland
It may be best known in many parts of the world for its whisky and salmon, but Scotland has far more to offer than just those two products. These days, it is a diverse and vibrant part of the wider UK economy, with world-class technology firms, a string of highly-regarded universities, an important financial services industry and an energy sector that is branching out from a traditional focus on oil and gas into new areas like renewables – indeed, the world’s first floating wind farm is located in the North Sea, just a few miles off the coast from the town of Peterhead.
Sector at a glance
- £15bn - The gross value add of the Scottish financial services sector
- 500 - The number of life sciences companies based in Scotland
- 54% - The share of Scottish electricity consumption met with renewable energy