In the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the life sciences sector has experienced rapid growth over the last 15 years, largely due to a focus on diabetes research and diagnostics around the Inner Moray Firth, and marine science in Argyll and the west coast. The region is home to over 80 organisations active within the sector including businesses, internationally recognised academia and pioneering healthcare providers.

Life Sciences

At 2015

Over 70 organisations

are active in the life sciences sector employing more than 1,800 people

Across the sector in Scotland, weekly wages tend to be around

25% higher

than the Scottish average