Inverness is the administrative centre for the Scottish Highlands & Islands and is an attractive market city located centrally within Scotland. Inverness has a population of 79,415 (2013 Highlands & Islands Council) and is the main administrative centre for the Highlands & Islands area.
The city has a diverse employment base including public & administration human health & social work (19.4%), accommodation and food services (12.2%), wholesale and retail (14.9%). Source: NOMIS/ONS Business Register and Employment Survey 2013.

Inverness has improving links with Scotland's road network and is situated at the northern end of the A9 trunk road which links the city with Perth, 105 miles, to the south and the Scottish motorway network which links Glasgow to Edinburgh. Aberdeen is approximately 106 miles and is accessed by the A96. Fort William is located 66 miles to the south west of Inverness and is reached via the A82.

Inverness airport is located nine miles East of the City of Inverness just off the main A96 trunk road. Scheduled flights operate to London Heathrow, London Luton, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol Stornoway in the Western Isle, Kirkwall in Orkney and Sumburgh in Shetland. Figures reported by Highland & Islands Airports released in 2017 show Inverness Airport handled 1.6million passengers and reduced the operating loss to just £8,000. Inverness Airport is owned by the Scottish Government.

Inverness airport terminal was originally funded by a £9.6million PFI project in which for every passenger travelling through the airport £3.50 was paid to the airport however in 2005 the airport was sold back to state run Highlands & Islands Airports Company.
The Inverness Area is projected to grow by around 4 to 5% from 2016 to 2026.

Retail EPCs in Inverness

Inverness as a shopping destination is extremely dominant and its catchment population reflects its geographical position. The city attracts a regular comparison-goods population of 173, 133 from its catchment of 476,613 persons. This very high penetration rate of 36.33%, ranks 3rd nationally by size in the UK out of the top 100 trading locations. (Source: NSLSP). The catchment area reflects Inverness’ role as the main shopping destination of the Highlands.

The main retail scheme is Eastgate Centre which is a modern fully enclosed shopping centre with approximately seventy stores including anchor stores. The Eastgate was developed in two phases – Phase one was originally constructed in 1983 providing 19,500 sq m (210,000 sq. ft) of retail offer including Marks & Spencer. Phase two was completed and opened in March 2003 providing 18,582 sq m (200,000 sq. ft) of space. Phase two is anchored by Debenhams, and provides 25 shop units and a food court.

Office EPCs in Inverness

Inverness provides the headquarters to a number of major multi-nationals such as Inverness Medical Limited, Vertex Limited, Westminster Health Care, Weldex Offshore, Strathaird Salmon, Morrison Construction, The Highland Council, Cap Gemini Ernest & Young and The Highland Council.