Aerospace, Defence & Marine
Aerospace, Defence and Marine is one of Scotland’s highest value sectors, directly employing nearly 40,000 staff. At the heart of its success is a highly skilled workforce with a high proportion of graduates and industry leading apprenticeship programmes. Download images here.
The chemical sciences sector is a significant contributor to the Scottish economy. Scotland’s academic and company base are working hand in hand to develop world leading products which bring life changing benefits. Download images here.
The Scottish construction sector has an important role to play in the development of Scotland’s infrastructure and built environment. As one of Scotland's largest sectors, the health of the construction industry is of major economic importance. Download images here.
Scotland has a number of highly innovative creative companies - from digital media, games development and interactive platforms to national broadcasters, successful production companies and some of the most creative digital agencies in the UK. Download images here.
The energy sector continues to be one of Scotland’s most innovative industries, with a highly successful track record in oil and gas production, and new developing technologies to exploit renewable energy sources. The biggest opportunities for Scotland's economy over the next three years lie in renewable energy. Download images here.
Despite events in the global banking sector, Scotland remains an attractive and highly competitive location for both indigenous and international financial services businesses. Download images here.
Food & Drink
Scotland is home to some of the best natural produce and most skilled food and drink producers in the world. The vibrant food and drink sector includes internationally famous whisky brands, premium seafood and meat producers and innovative speciality products. Download images here.
Forest and Timber Technologies
The Scottish Forest & Timber industries include the following activities: Nurseries; Forestry; Timber Processing; Engineered Timber Products; Pulp & Paper; Fibre & Particleboard; Furniture & finished products; Wood Energy (biomass) and Forest Tourism. Download images here.
Scotland is one of Europe’s leading locations for life sciences investment, which is underpinned by a world-class academic base and expanding company portfolio. Download images here.
The technology sector in Scotland is supported by a strong research base, combined with an excellent graduate and university base and an innovative research-pooling approach. Download images here.
The Scottish textiles sector has a reputation around the world for its quality, diversity and design excellence and in the creation of globally recognised brands such as Scottish Cashmere and Harris Tweed. Download images here.
Scotland’s distinctive cultural history and heritage combined with its stunning natural environment and high quality destinations has ensured the tourism sector continues to make a significant contribution to Scotland’s economic growth. Download images here.
Visit Scottish Development International and the SDI YouTube channel for information on how we are working to promote Scotland's key sectors in international markets.