A great place to live, work, study & visit
Lochaber is home to many iconic Highland landmarks – Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Loch Ness – all of these famous places are part of Lochaber.
The landscape of Lochaber is incredibly varied: from stunning mountain ranges that attract the world’s climbers and walkers to tranquil coastline and small isles that are a mecca for paddlers, sailors and day-trippers. There is a huge range of landscapes and activities to enjoy. The variations in landscape also create a variety of business opportunities.
This stunning area in the west highlands of Scotland covers 4,634 square kilometres – making it the second largest area in the Highlands region. The population of Lochaber is around 20,000. Roughly half of the population live in the town of Fort William (source: The Highland Council). Fort William is the business hub of Lochaber, with companies in a wide range of industries,
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Lochaber is home to a wide variety of industry, including aluminium smelting, timber processing, fish farming, forestry and a wide range of local services from building and construction to retail, and of course, tourism.
Lochaber Chamber of Commerce represents businesses in 12 main sectors:
- Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry
- Business & Professional Services
- Education & Training
- Healthcare & Biotech
- Arts, Culture, Media
- Building & Construction
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- Third Sector
- Automotive Trade
- Public Sector
- Food & Drink
- Tourism & Leisure