Midlothian is situated in the heart of east-central Scotland, closely linked to the capital city economy. The strategic location, vast opportunities for growth, excellent connectivity and business support make Midlothian a fantastic place for businesses and investors.

Midlothian offers the perfect blend of urban and rural, with green transport links to the capital and beyond. Edinburgh airport is within easy reach and Glasgow airport is just 1.5 hours away by car. The Borders Railway connects Midlothian with Scotland’s capital city and the Scottish Borders.

The area is strategically linked to the A1 corridor, connecting Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders and the north of England. The M8 links Midlothian to Glasgow and the west of Scotland, and the M90 to Perth and the north.

Key travel times

  • Edinburgh Airport - 20 minute drive (Source: AA)
  • Glasgow city centre - one hour drive (Source: AA)
  • Edinburgh city centre - 20 minutes by train (source: Scotrail)
  • 220 miles of active travel network routes (Source: Midlothian Active Travel Strategy)
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Why Locate in Midlothian?

Business Support

Talented Workforce

Quality of Life

Life in Midlothian