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List of companies of Scotland

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Location of Scotland
Location of Scotland

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[1][2][3] Traditionally, the Scottish economy has been dominated by heavy industry underpinned by shipbuilding in Glasgow, coal mining and steel industries. Petroleum related industries associated with the extraction of North Sea oil have also been important employers from the 1970s, especially in the north-east of Scotland. Edinburgh is the financial services centre of Scotland, with many large finance firms based there, including: Lloyds Banking Group (owners of HBOS); the Government owned Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life.

Notable firms

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

The list includes notable companies as defined under the Companies Act 1985 and the Companies Act 2006, as well as other bodies such as limited liability partnerships and building societies.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Abellio ScotRail Consumer services Travel & tourism Glasgow 2015 Passenger rail operator, part of Abellio (Netherlands)
Aberdeen Asset Management Financials Asset managers Aberdeen 1983 Asset management
Adam and Company Financials Banks Edinburgh 1983 Bank
Aegon UK Financials Banks Edinburgh 1831 Bank
Agility Bookkeeping Bookkeeping Bookkeeping and payroll services Glasgow 2015 Bookkeeping
A.G. Barr Consumer goods Soft drinks Cumbernauld 1875 Soft drinks, including Irn-Bru and Tizer
Agenor Technology Industrials Business support services Edinburgh 2006 IT consulting
Aggreko Industrials Electronic equipment Glasgow 1962 Power generation equipment
Airdrie Savings Bank Financials Banks Airdrie 1835 Bank
Albion Motors Consumer goods Automobiles Glasgow 1899 Car manufacturer
Alexander Dennis Industrials Commercial vehicles & trucks Larbert 2004 Bus manufacturer
Alliance Trust Financials Banks Dundee 1888 Bank
Apex Hotels Consumer services Hotels Edinburgh 1996 Hotels
BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships Industrials Defence Glasgow 2008 Military ships, part of BAE Systems and VT Group
Barr Construction Industrials Heavy construction Paisley 1898[4] Construction
Baxters Consumer goods Food products Fochabers 1868 Food producer
BBC Scotland Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Glasgow 1952 National public broadcaster, part of the BBC
Britoil Oil & gas Exploration & production Glasgow 1975 Oil and gas, part of BP
Business Stream Utilities Water Edinburgh 2006 Water, part of Scottish Water
Cairn Energy Oil & gas Exploration & production Edinburgh 1981 Oil and gas development
Caledonian Brewing Company Consumer goods Brewers Edinburgh 1869 Brewery, part of Heineken International (Netherlands)
Caledonian MacBrayne Consumer services Travel & tourism Gourock 1851 Ferry company operating on the west coast of Scotland, Scottish Government owned through David MacBrayne
Cashmaster International Industrials Industrial machinery Dalgety Bay 1977 Money counting machines
Century Building Society Financials Banks Edinburgh 1899 Bank, merged into Scottish Building Society in 2013
Christian Salvesen Industrials Marine transportation Leith 1872 Transportation, merged into Norbert Dentressangle (France)
Clyde Broadcast Industrials Electronic equipment Clydebank 1997[5] Broadcasting equipment
Clydesdale Bank Financials Banks Glasgow 1838 Commercial bank
Cupid plc Technology Internet Edinburgh 2005 Dating websites
Dana Petroleum Oil & gas Exploration & production Aberdeen 1994 North Sea exploration and production
DC Thomson Consumer services Publishing Dundee 1905 Publisher of the Sunday Post, the Beano
Doosan Babcock Industrials Electronic equipment Renfrew 1891 Power equipment
Drambuie Consumer goods Distillers & vintners Glasgow 1910 Whisky producer
Dunfermline Building Society Financials Banks Dunfermline 1869 Bank, building society
Edesix Industrials Electronic equipment Edinburgh 2002 Body cameras
Edinburgh Woollen Mill Consumer services Apparel retailers Langholm 1947 Clothing, knitwear retailer
Edrington Consumer goods Distillers & vintners Glasgow 1850 Whisky producers
Farmfoods Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Cumbernauld 1955 Frozen food supermarkets
FirstGroup Consumer services Travel & tourism Aberdeen 1995 Passenger transportation
Forth Ports Industrials Transportation services Edinburgh 1967 Port operator
Gleneagles Hotel Consumer services Hotels Auchterarder 1924 Hotel
HBOS Financials Banks Edinburgh 2001 Holding company of the Bank of Scotland, part of Lloyds Banking Group
Highland Spring Consumer goods Soft drinks Blackford 1979[6] Bottled water supplier
Highlands and Islands Airports Industrials Transportation services Inverness 1986 Airports, owned by the Scottish Government
Jenners Consumer services Broadline retailers Edinburgh 1838 Department stores, part of House of Fraser
John Menzies Industrials Delivery services Edinburgh 1833 Logistics and distribution
Johnston Press Consumer services Publishing Edinburgh 1767 Owner of The Scotsman
Kelvin Diesels Industrials Industrial machinery Glasgow 1904 Motors
Kwik Fit Consumer services Specialized consumer services Edinburgh 1971 Car repairs, mechanics
Linn Products Industrials Electronic equipment Glasgow 1973 Audio equipment
Loganair Consumer services Airlines Paisley 1962 Airline
Lothian Buses Consumer services Travel & tourism Edinburgh 1919 Regional bus operator publicly-owned by Edinburgh City Council
M&Co. Consumer services Apparel retailers Inchinnan 1834 Clothing retailer
Megabus Consumer services Travel & tourism Perth 2003 Low-cost inter-city bus operator
Müller Milk & Ingredients Consumer goods Food products East Kilbride 1947 Milk and dairy
NatWest Group Financials Banks Edinburgh 1969 Banking and insurance, formerly Royal Bank of Scotland Group
NorthLink Ferries Industrials Marine transportation Stromness 2002 Operator of ferries to the Northern Isles
Park's Motor Group Consumer services Travel & tourism Hamilton 1971 Coach operator
Pelamis Wave Power Oil & gas Renewable energy equipment Edinburgh 1998 Wave power equipment, defunct 2014
Pringle of Scotland Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Edinburgh 1815 Fashion
Realtime Worlds Technology Software Dundee 2002 Game developer, defunct 2010
RHA Audio Technology Audio electronics Glasgow 2008 Personal headphones and audio electronics
Robert Noble Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Killybegs 1666 Clothing, textiles
Rockstar North Technology Software Edinburgh 1984 Game developer, part of Rockstar Games (US)
Royal Bank of Scotland Financials Banks Edinburgh 1727 Bank, part of NatWest Group
Schuh Consumer services Apparel retailers Livingston 1981 Footwear retailers
Scotmid Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Edinburgh 1859 Scotland-wide supermarket chain
SSE plc Utilities Multiutilities Perth 1998 Electricity and natural gas supplier
Scottish Building Society Financials Banks Edinburgh 1848 Bank and building society
Scottish Citylink Consumer services Travel & tourism Glasgow 1985 Inter-city coach operator
Scottish Friendly Financials Full line insurance Glasgow 1862 Insurance and friendly society
Scottish Power Utilities Multiutilities Glasgow 1990 Gas and electricity, part of Iberdrola (Spain)
Scottish Water Utilities Water Dunfermline 2002 Public water utility owned by the Scottish Government
Scottish Widows Financials Investment services Edinburgh 1815 Pensions, part of Lloyds Banking Group
SgurrEnergy Industrials Business support services Glasgow 2002 Engineering consultancy specialising in renewable energy
Skyscanner Technology Internet Edinburgh 2001 Flight aggregation website, part of Ctrip (China)
Stagecoach Group Consumer services Travel & tourism Perth 1980 Bus and train operator
Standard Life Aberdeen Financials Life insurance Edinburgh 1825 Formerly Europe's largest mutual life assurance company
Stoats Porridge Bars Consumer goods Food products Edinburgh 2004 Porridge providers
STV Group Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Glasgow 1957 Formerly Scottish Media Group, owner of STV
Tesco Bank Financials Banks Edinburgh 1997 Bank, part of Tesco
The Ashvale Consumer services Restaurants & bars Aberdeen 1979 Fish and chip restaurant chain
The Comedy Unit Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Glasgow 1996 Sitcom and comedy developer
Thus Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Glasgow 1999 Telecom, formerly known as Scottish Telecom
TSB Bank Financials Banks Edinburgh 1985 Retail and commercial bank
Tunnock's Consumer goods Food products Uddingston 1890 Biscuit and confectionery producer
Visioncall Health care Health care providers Cambuslang 1994 Eye care chain
Walkers Shortbread Consumer goods Food products Aberlour 1898 Shortbread, biscuit and cracker company
Wavegen Oil & gas Renewable energy equipment Inverness 1990 Wave power equipment, defunct 2013
Weir Group Industrials Industrial machinery Glasgow 1871 Machinery
Wellpark Brewery Consumer goods Brewers Glasgow 1556 Brewing company, part of C&C Group (Ireland)
Western Ferries Consumer services Marine transportation Hunters Quay 1868 Operator of ferry services on the River Clyde
Whyte & Mackay Consumer goods Distillers & vintners Glasgow 1844 Whisky producers
William Grant & Sons Consumer goods Distillers & vintners Dufftown 1887 Whisky producers
Wolfson Microelectronics Technology Semiconductors Edinburgh 1984 Fabless semiconductors, defunct 2014
Wood Group Oil & gas Oil equipment & services Aberdeen 1982 Oil and gas support
Wood Mackenzie Industrials Business support services Edinburgh 1973 Analytics

See also


  1. ^ "The Countries of the UK". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Countries within a country". 10 Downing Street. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2008. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  3. ^ "ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Date: 28 November 2007 No I-9. "Changes in the list of subdivision names and code elements" (Page 11)" (PDF). International Organization for Standardization codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 2: Country subdivision codes. Retrieved 31 May 2008. SCT Scotland country
  4. ^ "Barr Construction Limited: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  5. ^ "Clyde Broadcast Products Ltd.: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  6. ^ "Highland Spring Limited: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-12-18.

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