Upcoming Events

Introduction & Refresher Courses on Economic Development this Autumn 2015

Delivered in partnership with the TERU centre of the University of Glasgow, EDAS is running its popular "Introduction to Economic Development" and "Refresher Course in Economic Development" courses in Edinburgh this autumn. There are currently limited places remaining on both courses - to find out more and to book, please contact Yvonne Prager at yvonne@edas.org.uk 

Introduction to Economic Development: 21 - 22 October

Wednesday 21st - Thursday 22nd October

Training Room/Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Refresher Course in Economic Development: 5 November

Thursday 5th November

Training Room/Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Scotland's Economy Session: Event Series Autumn - Winter 2015

We are pleased to inform members of the provisional details of a further Scotland's Economy Session to take place later this year.

On 17 December, SDI's directors in Asia, North America, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa will present on the subject of internationalism and opportunities for Scottish business in their respective regions. Date and place to be confirmed.  

We will shortly announce the details of our full autunm / winter events programme, which is set to include sessions on innovation, local economic strategies, workforce development, and the Scottish Government's economic strategy. 

Who's Who Directory

EDAS Directory (Online Edition)

The EDAS Directory online edition is available please sign in to the members' area to access.

Consultants Directory

Economic Development Consultants Directory

To complement the EDAS Directory we are pleased to support the Economic Development Consultants Directory, EDCD.co.uk

This is a free and independent directory of consultants working within economic development. Areas of work include regeneration, skills and planning. There is no cost to add your details to EDCD however EDAS members are entitled to an enhanced listing at no extra cost. Visit EDCD to find out more.


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Economic Development Association Scotland

EDAS Presentation at ConferenceThe Economic Development Association (Scotland) (EDAS) is the independent voice of economic development in Scotland.

EDAS is the country’s foremost membership driven association for all organisations and individuals with an interest in economic development.

We aim to facilitate a substantial improvement in the effectiveness of economic development activity in Scotland by helping to raise the knowledge, skills and networks of those involved in all aspects of economic development.

Our current work is focused on developing the EDAS Route Map for Common Ambition – an evolving policy analysis framework designed to ensure key aspects of Scottish economic development are kept at the forefront of debate, analysis and comment. The Route Map promotes the twin goals of enhanced productivity and equity; with particular focus on three key policy areas: innovation, internationalisation and skills.

The strategy is being developed and informed by EDAS members from private, public and third sectors, reflecting the diversity and complexity of the economic development agenda. EDAS is committed to innovative and dynamic solutions to economic development challenges, irrespective of the fast-changing post-referendum landscape.

Combined with attractive membership incentives, we continue to evolve and develop our services and activities, which currently include:

  • Regular events and annual conference
  • Continuing professional development activities
  • Networking opportunities with people from a wide range of different geographies and organisations
  • Online directory of who’s who in economic development
  • Regular news and information bulletins
  • Independent and informed policy initiatives
  • National and international collaborations

With over 3000 members and a positive approach to collaborative working, we encourage your involvement and welcome your input.



Robert Crawford, CBE
EDAS Chairperson