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Perth is one of the UK's leading cities for digital connectivity with superfast & ultrafast broadband available.…
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Perth offers excellent opportunities for investors. The City Region’s economic activity rate outperforms the Scottish average. The current unemployment rate for Perth and Kinross is 2.4%, well below the Scottish average of 4.1%, and its five-year business survival rate is higher than both the Scottish and UK averages.

  •  6,255 businesses turn over £9.99bn, almost a third more than the £7.62bn of an average Scottish local authority area business base.
  •  Perth’s workforce has the joint highest percentage of graduates of any Scottish city – at 61.5%.
  •  Seven of the UK’s top 50 universities, including three in the world’s top 200 list, are within a one hour drive of the city.

Helping to sustain and develop strong economic prospects for the future is the fastest growing school age population in Scotland.

City expansion

Perth & Kinross Council’s vision is to develop the Perth City Region as the most desirable place in Scotland in which to live, work, visit and invest.

Among Scotland’s seven cities, Perth is second only to Aberdeen in terms of the percentage of residents working in the private sector and the area enjoys an employment rate of 74.5% – the second highest in Scotland.



The Perth City Region offers superb opportunities to businesses of all sizes. As one of Scotland's fastest growing cities we are moving confidently forward with ambitious plans for the city regions…

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Situated just 30 miles from the North Sea, Perth Harbour connects easily to the area's excellent network of motorways, dual carriageways and national rail network, making it ideal for fast and ea…

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Perth is the most desirable place in Scotland in which to live, work, visit and invest. 

The city’s stunning location on the River Tay and its strategic position at the very heart of Sco…

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Perth Food and Drink Park serves to underline Perth’s position as Scotland’s leading city region for food and drink.

Significant investment in projects focused on eco innovation around …

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The Tay Eco-Valley is striving to be a leading eco-innovation living lab (user-centred, open-innovation eco-…

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As a city region, we have always been ambitious, and successful in developing our city to meet the needs of our residents and businesses. We have an opportunity now to capitalise on the award of ci…

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Perth is Scotland's third fastest growing region with an ambition to deliver growth and increased prosperity. The west of Perth has been identifed as an area for city growth, but access to the are…

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Smart Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross Council have developed a Smart City Strategy, setting out the vision, themes and actions that will help make Perth and Kinross connected, integrated and desirable.

Smart Cities Leaflet
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Meetings, Conferences and Business Events

Situated right in the heart of Scotland, Perthshire has a lot to offer when it comes to choosing the venue of your next meeting or conference. 

Incentive Travel at Land Rover Experience Scotland
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International mountain science conferences
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Meetings, Conferences and Business Events
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Scottish Wholesale Association Conference
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