Scotland’s seven cities – great locations for investors

Scotland is a small country that has for centuries driven innovation across the globe through ground breaking technological advances. So it should come as no surprise that Scotland is embracing Smart Cities technology with a world-leading programme running across all seven of the country’s cities aiming to make them more efficient and greener.

Smart Cities around the world aim to create streamlined infrastructure, aid urban planning and improve the well-being of the population by using data and integrating technological systems to make them work for and talk to each other. This will improve the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the city.

The Scottish Cities Alliance, which is the collaboration of Scotland’s seven cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling – and the Scottish Government, launched its Smart Cities Scotland brand, aiming to use Smart City technology to transform the cities and ensure that they remain internationally competitive.

With an integrated programme of smart city projects the Alliance’s seven cities aim to make services become more efficient and greener while making the cities themselves more attractive to potential investors and armed with £10million in European funding, this programme aims to transform everything from street lighting to public safety and controlling energy use to make life smarter using open data.

The “Smart” ambitions of Scotland’s cities are connected to projects the cities believe will help them become some of the most desirable places to live and work and most sustainable locations in the world.

For any questions or further information on the Scottish Cities Alliance, please do not hesitate to contact them: info@scottishcities.org.uk