Welcome to Photonics Scotland


Photonics is the critical enabling technology for the 21st century. Scotland’s Photonics Sector is a billion pound industry supporting 4,000 highly skilled jobs. Our mission is to act as a focal point for the sector, representing their views and providing a range of opportunities.



Photonics Scotland is a network of Technology Scotland. Our community is open to all photonics and photonics-enabled organisations, and anyone with an interest in photonics in Scotland. By joining, you will have the opportunity to play your part in our events, projects and initiatives.


In 2019, Photonics Scotland launched its strategic paper, ‘Photonics in Scotland: A Vision for 2030’, setting out a series of recommendations that will secure Scotland’s position on the future international stage, supporting a vision to treble the size of Scotland’s Photonics Sector by 2030.

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