Upcoming Event

Being smart about economic development: integrated approaches, innovative projects

Date: 30th October 2014

Location: Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

EDAS 15% Member discount - email rebecca@edas.org.uk

A Route Map for Common Ambition

Date: 14 November 2014

Location: Albert Halls, Stirling

The Programme can be found here.

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EDAS Refresher Course

This one day course is intended to update the knowledge of people with a good basis in local economic development, to cater for the changing economic and policy circumstances.

Date: TBC

Location: TBC

Introduction to Economic Development

An ideal introduction to all aspects of economic development.

Date: TBC

Location: TBC

Social Enterprise Learning Visit 

EDAS members can sign up for a FREE Social Enterprise Learning Visit which would include a visit to an audience-appropriate social enterprise, an opportunity to learn more about social enterprise in action and have the chance to talk further with representatives from Social Enterprise Scotland. A date for this event will be set for early 2014. To book, please contact Elaine Bone 

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.

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