Midlothian, on the outskirts of Edinburgh City is a growing business hub, with the infrastructure for growth and development; Midlothian is the fastest growing local authority in Scotland.

  • Part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, which will see £1.3 Billion invested into the regional economy
  • 28 business and industrial estates. Find all sites on the map of Midlothian Employment Land
  • Home to internationally renowned centres for science and technology
  • Excellent road, rail and transport links
  • Home to Edinburgh College’s Eskbank Campus, Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland’s Rural College Bush Estate Campus and Edinburgh University’s Easter Bush Campus.
  • Close proximity to Edinburgh and South of Scotland regions enable Midlothian to attract a skilled workforce
  • Population of 93,200, 61.7% are of working age (Nomis) with population size set to increase by 13.8% over the next 7 years (National Records Scotland)
  • Access to further working age population of 851,314 in Edinburgh and South East region (Nomis)
  • Superfast broadband coverage higher than the Scottish average (94.8%) at 95.11% of premises as of September 2021 (Think Broadband)

Midlothian in numbers

Population Comparisons

Midothian – 93,150

Edinburgh & South East Scotland - 1,401,860

Scotland - 5,466,000

(Source: NRS)


Projected population growth by 2028

Midlothian – 13.8% increase

Scotland – 1.8% increase

(Source: National Records of Scotland)




Workforce in Midlothian

57,500 of working age

61.7% of the population

48,000 economically active

80% of the working age population

(Source: Nomis)

Earnings in Midlothian

£598.60 median weekly earnings of residents

£524.40 median weekly earnings by place of work



Business Property Costs

£137.09 Average office rental price (£ per m²)

£92.45 Average industrial rental price (£ per m²)

(Source: CoStar)


Midlothian Businesses

2,720 private sector businesses

24,040 people employed in private sector businesses

(Source: Scottish Government’s Business in Scotland 2020)


Employment by industry

12.5% retail

10.9% Health

10.9% education

9.4% construction

9.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical

7.0% Manufacturing

7.0% Public Administration and Defence

(Source: Nomis)


Discover more of what Midlothian has to offer

Local Transport in Midlothian

Strategic Location

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Talented Workforce

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Life in Midlothian