Scottish Futures Trust

SFT Outcomes
Demonstrating progress
with impact

Internationally mobile capital is drawn in to invest in projects and places across Scotland

  • Over £850m of capital investment has been drawn into Scotland through our programmes, a proportion of which is expected to lead to new foreign companies relocating their business in Scotland

In helping make Scotland an attractive destination for international investment, the collaborative nature of our work and that of our many partners has led to infrastructure investment being drawn in from overseas.

Working with The City of Edinburgh Council, Scottish Government and international private investor Nuveen, the SFT-managed Growth Accelerator programme unlocked the development of the £850m Edinburgh St James Quarter, creating 1.7million square feet of retail and leisure space and delivering substantial inward investment into the city, with further openings soon to take place.

The impact of our work alongside that of our partners in this area, is further illustrated through this selection of case studies.