Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The mid-year population estimate for 2014 is 492,680. Edinburgh lies at the heart of a Functional Urban Area with a population in 2011 of 834,648. The Edinburgh city region has a population of 1,330,480. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. The city is also the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. It is the largest financial centre in the UK after London.

The city has long been known as a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, the sciences and engineering. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, was placed 17th in the QS World University Rankings in 2013 and 2014. The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the largest annual international arts festival in the world. The city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year

Glasgow and Edinburgh IT companies with IT skills

This week's Company Connecting infographic compares 1400 companies based in Glasgow and Edinburgh i.e. 50% of the IT and telecoms companies in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

This week’s Company Connecting infographic compares IT and Telecoms companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are 695 companies in Glasgow and 705 in Edinburgh which is about 50% of the tech companies in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

George Square and Edinburgh Castle

2018 Infographic on Edinburgh Companies with IT and telecoms skills

Edinburgh is the largest tech centre in Scotland followed closely by Glasgow. In our latest infographic we will be diving into the details of the Edinburgh IT and Telecoms Companies. Edinburgh is home to 26% of the IT and telecom companies in Scotland.

Edinburgh vs Cambridge: Infographic

Infographic from Company Connecting showing how the IT / tech industries of Edinburgh and Cambridge compare.

  CC's latest infographic compares Edinburgh & Cambridge: very old cities that have adapted and grown into technological hubs within the UK.

Edinburgh vs Cambridge : A Company Connecting Infographic accompanying image

Looking at the Tech Nation 2017 Digital tech economy map, it looks like Scotland stops at Dundee: there's so much more in Scotland.

Company Connecting has researched the majority of IT companies registered in Scotland. We have maps for Scotland, by Council and by city as well as infographics on skills and company size. Glasgow and Edinburgh are by far the largest centres of IT with 518 and 516 IT companies respectively. Next up is Aberdeen with 195 IT companies, and Dundee is in fourth place with 75 companies.  Over the past year we have published infographics on all of the areas in Scotland. There are significant differences in the ski

Spotlight on Data at Company Connecting

Spring has sprung and it's the beginning of an exciting new week here at Company Connecting! We are taking a brief break from our series of topical articles and focusing on data. The reason? We are heading to Datafest 17 in Edinburgh on Wednesday of this week between the 22nd and 24th of March....

Spotlight on Edinburgh: Startedin interview Wallscope

Interview with our developers Wallscope, originally written by Kendra Byers of StartEdin. A good way to round off our Spotlight on Edinburgh series.

Wallscope(link is external) unlocks the value of an organisation’s data and quickly converts it into realisable information.

wallscope edinburgh IT company logo

Graduate Series: An Interview with Heriot-Watt student Angus Addlesee

Angus has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University & is now completing an MSc in Artificial Intelligence with Speech and Multimodal Interaction.