Fife has all the charm of feeling like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet the capital city, Edinburgh, can be reached within less than 45 minutes. You can choose to feel connected to the thriving and lively towns or opt for a calmer experience in one of our sleepy villages steeped with history.
That is why so many of Fife’s residents choose to live and work in the Kingdom.
It is a destination like no other in Scotland, and at the heart of it all is a popular tourism industry.
Our Kingdom of Fife is renowned for its colourful fishing villages, glorious award-winning beaches and coastline. It has hills offering panoramic views of Fife and expansive forests that stretch for miles, attracting wildlife and tourists aplenty. St Andrews is a famous tourist hotspot and perhaps the most photographed town in Fife, also affectionately known as the home of golf. The ‘Old Course’ is one of 42 golf courses scattered around Fife, of which 5 were designed by the ‘Grandfather of Golf’ himself, Tom Morris.
Many international hotel brands have chosen St Andrews to locate, drawing thousands of bed nights annually. Hotel occupancy from May – September averages 80-86%. This includes the iconic The Old Course Hotel and Fairmont St Andrews.
There's much more to enjoy throughout Fife. With its rich culture, history and heritage, outdoor activities, leisure pursuits and delicious local food, it’s a great place to locate your business.
Fife welcomes over 8 million visitors each year and has been the annual holiday destination for domestic visitors and overseas visitors since the Victorian era when coastal holidays were the norm. Its popularity is due to the remarkable variety of experiences Fife offers as a destination, all contained within 1,325 square kms on the east coast of Scotland.
The Fife tourism sector is supported through the Fife Tourism Partnership and its associated 6 Local Tourist Associations. Here, businesses can collaborate to develop local area initiatives and influence the Fife Tourism Strategy or network with like-minded businesspeople.
To get your business involved with tourism in Fife, you can register for Free on the website. By signing up, you will receive the latest tourism news and events in each area. The consumer website is Welcome to Fife.
With prime locations and land available throughout the Kingdom sustained by competitive commercial rates and excellent transport links, Fife could be the ideal location to invest and grow your business.
Fife also remains an attractive location for recruitment supported by lower housing costs and an abundance of leisure and entertainment amenities.
InvestFife can provide all the advice and information you need to invest in Fife. Reach out to our team today, who are happy to provide suitable land and property options for your business.