Invest in Orkney

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

The pursuit of quality is a thread running through every aspect of life in the archipelago. 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’s 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.