From all corners.

Here at Prosper we truly understand the geographical diversity of Scotland, its industries, sectors and communities.

Scottish Sea Farms Shapinsay

Scottish Sea Farms Shapinsay

Lobster fisherman, St Abbs

Glentress Forest

Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky distillery

Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky distillery

Royal Mile Edinburgh

This knowledge plays a huge role in Prosper’s promotion of Scotland’s place-based potential, potential which extends far beyond the country’s long-running success stories of seafood, tourism and whisky.

Regional committees

Prosper is proud to champion the critical economic importance of established and emerging Scottish industries such as renewable energy, textiles, digital tech, sustainable food production, life sciences, fintech, forestry, space and satellites.

Through our three regional committees we gather real expertise and experience from around the country, and feed this knowledge directly into decision-making processes. Prosper regularly participates in place and regional research projects including Cities Alliance project, and our Chief Executive was appointed to join the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland as a Commissioner.

Prosper has also contributed place-based knowledge to a series of publications.

We outlined our vision for a country-wide, long term healthy places approach in our Making A Good Living:A 2030 Blueprint for Scotland report.

Rural Commission

Our Rural Commission provided a platform to promote the potential for rural Scotland to play an even greater role in economic success, and our An Economy for All of Scotland – Harnessing Our Potential for Everyone, Everywhere report (2019) proposed measures that can allow the right decisions to be made to support investment and strengthen the contribution of people everywhere. The report covers people, place, and productivity, and its recommendations aim to embed an understanding of the challenges facing rural communities in decision making to inform the right support, to drive infrastructure which supports the transition to a low carbon future and harnesses our natural resources whilst acknowledging the transport connectivity needs of rural people and businesses and the actions government and business can take to unlock rural growth.

In 2018 our Scotland’s Big Mo: Industrial Strategy, Inclusive Growth and the Future of Mobility report made 8 recommendations for all parts of Scotland to benefit from a world-class connectivity system.