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The Businesses in Scotland publication provides information on the number of businesses (also known as enterprises) operating in Scotland as at March 2019. The main purpose of the publication is to provide an estimate of Scotland’s business stock (the number of businesses operating in Scotland).
Within the publication, the Scottish business stock is broken down by various dimensions including industry, business size, local authority area, urban/rural area and country of ownership. The publication includes all businesses that operate in Scotland regardless of where the business is based.