Caithness and Sutherland are leading the transition to a green economy. With onshore and offshore wind, tidal, hydrogen, and emerging expertise in space, data and conservation, there is no better time to relocate your life or business to the region.

Our region is a powerhouse of renewable energy, producing 12.5 times the amount it consumes. It’s an ideal pilot area for the Just Transition to a green economy. Major investments in onshore and offshore wind, tidal and space look set to transform our economy.

The far north will be the centre of renewable infrastructure for decades to come.

Business Support

Caithness and Sutherland is a vibrant region with a thriving economy and a wealth of natural assets. As rich in development opportunities as it is in culture and heritage, our region offers the ideal location to live, work, study and invest.

We have a highly talented and diverse workforce as well as an excellent network of suppliers, industries and supply chain operations.

If you are thinking about basing your business here, you’ll find experienced and supportive industry and public sector partners ready to help.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise works with communities, enterprises, and stakeholders to unlock our region’s potential for growth and progress, while driving fair work and net zero practices.

Focus North delivers transformational initiatives in the north of mainland Scotland to generate economic growth and lead the low-carbon economy. The vision is for a sustainable region, providing a healthy, economically stable environment for its growing population. Its network of thriving communities will reflect the rich heritage and varied landscapes of the region.

Focus North is a powerful and collaborative partnership between public sector, local government, industry and academia across Caithness and Sutherland.

The region is supported by a very active Chamber. Caithness Chamber of Commerce represents over 200 businesses in Caithness in a diverse range of business sectors and is the active voice of the Caithness Business Community.

Tailoring services to members, the Caithness Chamber of Commerce has developed a valuable portfolio of added-value services to boost the business success of members. The Chamber offers businesses access to support, advice, networking and funding opportunities in the region.