Invest in Orkney

Orkney is a vibrant, energetic and forward-looking community, punching well above its weight in the world.

A ship to ship transfer of oil taking place in Scapa Flow

A ship to ship transfer of oil taking place in Scapa Flow

The Energy of Orkney enterprise park at Hatston in Kirkwall

The Energy of Orkney enterprise park at Hatston in Kirkwall

A large wind turbine being installed in Orkney

A large wind turbine being installed in Orkney

A large barge in Stromness for use in the marine energy industry

A large barge in Stromness for use in the marine energy industry

Hatston Pier in Kirkwall - the longest commercial deepwater berth in Scotland

Hatston Pier in Kirkwall - the longest commercial deepwater berth in Scotland

A tidal energy device being towed to its Orkney test site

A tidal energy device being towed to its Orkney test site

Hatston Pier in Kirkwall - the longest commercial deepwater berth in Scotland

Hatston Pier in Kirkwall - the longest commercial deepwater berth in Scotland

The pursuit of quality is a thread running through every aspect of life in Orkney. Excellence really matters here and it's also a great place to do business. Resourceful, creative and enterprising by nature, Orcadians set the bar high with whatever they turn their hand to. That’s precisely why Orkney is famed the world over for the quality of its farming, food and drink, crafts, music and art – the list is long. Orcadians aim high because anything less simply wouldn’t do their magnificent homeland justice.

The same ethos applies to the agencies tasked with supporting and growing Orkney's remarkably varied economy, with sustainable development and job creation the top priorities of Orkney Islands Council (OIC) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Boosting inward investment is central to the vision OIC and HIE have for Orkney, with both agencies continually seeking to attract new business into the islands. The backing given to the emerging marine energy industry, through the creation of new harbour facilities at Hatston, Lyness and Stromness, and the designation of Hatston and Lyness as Enterprise Zones, is testament to this commitment.

Explore our links below and to the right of the page for more information about investing and opportunities in Orkney.