Core strength underpins new technology

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With a population of nearly half a million, Edinburgh combines a vibrant modern economy with core strengths in the technology and financial services sectors, with a picturesque setting and rich historic and architectural legacy that earned Scotland’s capital city status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has three world-class universities with a strong track record for research innovation and spinouts and a supportive business network that includes Codebase, the UK’s largest technology incubator.  It has the busiest airport in Scotland, serving 120 destinations including daily flights to US cities.

The city’s digital technology sector is growing rapidly and employs 17,000 people working for global corporations such as Amazon and Microsoft as well as highly successful Scottish technology companies that include Skyscanner and FanDuel.